LYTER, Samuel, farmer, Penbrook, was born on the old homestead, May 9, 1845, in Lower Paxton township. He is a son of Christian and Barbara (Shope) Lyter. The parents of Mr. Lyter had a family of ten children : Kate, Mary, Esther, Joseph, Sarah, Isabella, Barbara, Susanna, Samuel, and one who died in infancy. The father of the first wife is deceased, but the mother survives. Their children are : Emma, Samuel, Sarah, Frank, Ellen, and two deceased. The parents of the second wife had these children : John, Adam, Elizabeth, Daniel, Samuel, Annie, William, and Emma. The parents of Mrs. Lyter had a family of eleven children : Lydia, Peter, Ellen, Carrie, Charles, Aaron, Annie, Moses, Amelia, John, and Albert, both of whom have passed away. Samuel attended the public schools of his native place until sixteen years of age, when he began farming. When twenty-eight years old he worked his fatherís farm on his own account, and in 1888 he purchased the old homestead, where he now resides. He was married, in 1873, to Miss Emma Page, daughter of Daniel and Mary Page, by whom he had two children : Jacob Edward, died in infancy, and Sallie A., wife of William Kiefer. He married, secondly, Miss Elizabeth Rabuck, daughter of John and Mary Rabuck. Their children are : Mary M., Barbara L., John H., and Katie J. He married, thirdly, Miss Annie, daughter of Daniel and Amelia Lyter. They had a family of five children : Charles, Martin, Harrison, Carrie, all deceased ; and Agnes Louisa and Elsie Ruth. In politics Mr. Lyter is a Republican.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 16 March 2001
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