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LAUMAN, Henry, was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 3, 1805. He was educated in the district schools of Swatara township. After leaving school he learned the hatter’s trade, at which he worked until his marriage. He then took up farming, in which he was engaged for the remainder of his life. He was elected to the office of director of the poor, and served for one term. He was married to Blanche Trewick, born June 10, 1807, and died January 3, 1858. They had seven children, all of whom are deceased except one daughter, Anna A. Their children were : Richard T., born November 20, 1830, died August 8, 1892; William, born October 22, 1833, died May 20, 1882, Ellen A., born January 14, 1836, died in August 1836; Mary H., born December 23, 1838, died November 20, 1839; Anna A., born February 10, 1840, still living; Walter T., born May 7, 1843, died January 25, 1844; Eliza C., born May 11, 1845, died July 6, 1845.

Mr. Lauman died May 4, 1862. In business he was enterprising and industrious, prompt, exact and honorable, and from these characteristics it follows that he was also successful. His character and conduct inspired his neighbors with confidence, and won their esteem. In social circles he was genial and approachable, always courteous, and never lacking in the amenities of intercourse. A strong Christian faith and devout piety rounded out his character. His memory is a benediction to his devoted daughter, and is cherished by her as a priceless inheritance.

Anna A. Lauman, daughter of Henry, received her early education in the district schools of her native township. When she was nine years of age she attended school in Harrisburg. At the age of fourteen she entered the school of Professor Waugh, of Harrisburg, the liberal advantages of which she enjoyed for two years. After completing her education, she lived with her parents until their death, and afterwards remained on the old homestead with her brothers, Richard and William. Later, she removed with them to West Hanover township, and subsequently, with her brother Richard, to Linglestown, where she still has her residence. She attends the Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Ronald Singer for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 16 March 2001

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