LEHMAN, SIMON C., confectioner, Steelton, was born in Dauphin county, Pa., December 3, 1856; son of Daniel Lehman. The father was born in Lancaster county, in 1821, and was a hotel keeper. He kept the hotel at Buck’s Lock while the Pennsylvania canal was being built, and also kept the Farmers’ Hotel at Highspire, where he died in 1861. He married Susan Detweiler, who died in 1886. They reared six children, of whom four are living: J. J. Lehman, at Highspire; C. Lehman, deceased, whose widow and four children survive him; W. C., Middletown; Frank, deceased, whose widow and two sons survive him; Simon C., and D. L., living at Urbana, Ohio.
Simon C. attended the common schools of his neighborhood, and when a young man was a clerk in the store of his brother, J. J. Lehman, at Highspire, for one year, after which he was employed in the steel mills at Steelton for a number of years. In 1885 he established a business at Highspire, which he conducted until 1887, when he removed to Steelton and purchased the property in which he now resides, and engaged in the confectionery business, which he has since carried on. In his political views he is a Republican, and takes an active part in the interest of his party. In 1887 he was married to Miss Maggie J, daughter of Jacob Snavely, of Oberlin, Pa.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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