Maurer, Daniel C., alderman of Harrisburg, Pa., was born at Mt. Joy, Lancaster county, Pa., December 19, 1823. He is the son of Daniel and Catherine (Dyer) Maurer, the former a native of Berks county, and the latter of Lancaster county, Pa. His father was a cabinet-maker, and settled at an early day at Mount Joy, where he spent the greater part of his life, and where he died in 1871; his wife died there forty years before. He was three times married. Of the five children of the first marriage, Daniel C. Maurer is the only one living. To the second marriage there were born two children, only one of whom is living, Anna B., wife of Henry Arndt, of Manheim, Pa.
Daniel C. Maurer was reared in his native county, and received his education in the Richmond Academy of that county. He learned the cabinet-maker's trade, and followed this occupation until 1860. In that year he removed to Harrisburg, and became a clerk in the auditor general's office. He occupied this position for fifteen years, and during six years of this time he was chief clerk. In 1875 he was elected alderman from the Fourth ward, which office he has filled for twenty years with the utmost acceptance to his constituents. He is one of the oldest living aldermen of the city. In addition to this office, he was a member of the common council for three years, and for one year was the president of that body. He was also for many years a school director at Mount Joy, Pa.
Mr. Mauer was married at Lititz, Lancaster county, March 25, 1845, to Sarah E. Rauch, daughter of Christian H. Rauch, who was born at Lititz, October 17, 1826. Their children are: Charles E., of Philadelphia, and Annie E., wife of Gabriel Hiester, of Esterton Farm, Coxestown, Dauphin county, Pa.
Mr. Maurer is a charter member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M.; of Harrisburg Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons, and of Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templars. In political views he is a staunch Republican, and was formerly a Whig. The family attend the Pine Street Presbyterian church.
On the 25th of March, 1895, occurred the golden anniversary of his marriage, on which occasion his numerous friends attested their appreciation of his personal worth and public services by valuable gifts and hearty congratulations to him and his estimable wife. Time has touched him lightly, leaving him active and able to enjoy life.
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9 Nov. 2000
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