LANDIS, Samuel, the son of Abraham Landis and Susannah Reinoehl, was born at Halifax, Dauphin county, Pa., June 22, 1813. His father was a native of Berks county, and came to Dauphin county shortly after his marriage. His father dying while the son was only eleven years old, he was taken from school and put to merchandising, first at Halifax and afterwards at Harrisburg. With a limited education he applied himself to study, and when about twenty he taught school during the winter. About 1835 he purchased a store at Halifax, and was in continued mercantile business thirty years. In 1851 he removed to his farm near Halifax, but commissioned justice of the peace April 10, 1855, he returned to the town. In 1861 he was elected associate judge of the county. From February, 1874, until his death, March 8, 1876, he was cashier of the Real Estate Bank at Harrisburg. Judge Landis married, June 22, 1836, Margaret Kinter, daughter of Isaac Kinter and Elizabeth Henry, of Rockville, who survived him. In church matters he took a prominent part, held the position of recording steward of the Methodist Episcopal church thirty years, was a member of the first Sunday-school organized at Halifax, of which for many years he was the superintendent. By his will he donated $500 for the benefit of the library. Judge Landis was a faithful and zealous Christian gentleman. He was a vice-president of the Dauphin County Historical Society at the time of his death.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 12 Nov 2000
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