Longenecker, John S., warden of prison, was born in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., January 28, 1839; son of Christian and Mary (Shank) Longenecker, the former a native of Lebanon and the latter of Dauphin county. His parents have spent the greater part of their lives in Dauphin county. They had ten children, five of whom are living: Fannie, wife of George Hoffer, residing in Conewago township, Dauphin county; Benjamin, residing in Derry township, Dauphin county; Mary, wife of Josiah Fultz, residing in Middletown, Pa.; John S., and Rebecca, wife of Samuel Moyer, residing in Londonderry township, Dauphin county.
John S. was reared on the farm and received his education in the public schools of his native township. He became a farmer and followed that occupation for about twenty-five years. He has served as treasurer of the county, and as school director and in other minor township offices. In January, 1894, he was appointed warden of the county prison. In his political views he is a Republican. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum. Mr. Longenecker was married, in Londonderry township, November 6, 1859, to Margaret Peck, daughter of Nicholas and Esther (Engle) Peck, and to them have been born six children: Simon, residing in Middletown; Christian P., residing in Londonderry township; Albert, residing in Hummelstown; Harvey, residing at the homestead farm in Londonderry township; Mary, residing with parents; Fannie, with parents. The family attend the church of the River Brethren.
Longenecker, John S., p. 318 & 319
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9 Nov. 2000
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