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LINGLE, LEVI, farmer, was born in Upper Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., August 11, 1835; son of the late John and Molly (Seibert) Lingle. John Lingle was born in Swatara township, and was a teamster. His wife, Molly Seibert, was a native of the same township. Their children were: Mary, deceased, and Levi. Mr. John Lingle and his wife were both faithful members of the Dunkard church.

Levi Lingle attended the schools of the township and make good use of such slender advantages as they afforded for mental training and discipline, and for gaining useful information. In his younger days he was busily employed at farming with his uncle, John Sherk, in South Hanover township. Farming is the best of schools for business methods, so that a bright farmer‘s boy, employed in agricultural work, is a trained businessman by the time he is of age. Such was the case with Levi Lingle. He remained with his uncle until he was twenty-two, and was qualified for the management of a farm. In this business he was for several years engaged. In 1864 he enlisted in the United States army, and was assigned to company C, One Hundred and Ninety-second regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, in which he served for six months. After his discharge he continued farming for two years. For the following two years he was engaged in building post fences. Since that time he has been continuously occupied with farming.

Mr. Lingle has been twice married. His first wife was Mary, daughter of Thomas and Annie Jacks. Of their nine children, seven are living: Sadie, wife of Amos Bell; Thomas; Franklin; Ida, wife of George Reigherger; Alice, wife of Daniel France; George, and Emma. Mrs. Mary Lingle died aged forty. In his second marriage, in 1875, Mr. Lingle was united to Miss Catherine, daughter of Joseph Fox. They have no children. Mr. Lingle is one of the older citizens of East Hanover township and is widely and favorably know. He is deservedly honored and esteemed. He is a substantial and useful citizen, and interested in the welfare of the community.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

Date of Transcription: 24 Mar 2001

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