MUMMA, CHRIST NISSLEY, of the firm of Keller & Mumma, Steelton, was born on the homestead farm near Highspire, Dauphin county, Pa., July 5, 1857; son of Isaac and Mary (Nissley) Mumma, both natives of Dauphin county. The father was born at Highspire, where he spent his life, and was engaged in farming. At the age of twenty-eight years he was elected commissioner of Dauphin county, and filled that important office with the utmost satisfaction to the citizens for two terms. For about twenty years he was associate judge of the county, and at the time of his death had been serving as sheriff for twenty-six months. He was a charter member and director of the Hummelstown National Bank. He married Mary Nissley, a native of Hummelstown, who survives him. Their children are: Emma J.; Annie E.; Mary F., wife of Edgar C. Hummel, deputy sheriff, residing in Hummelstown; Christ N.; Alice E.; Blanche B.; Ralph I., postal clerk, and Opal H.
Christ N. was reared on the farm and attended the schools in Highspire. For eight years he was teller in the Hummelstown National Bank, after which he served for four years in the same position in the Steelton National Bank, which he resigned in July, 1887, to engage in his present business. Mr. Mumma was married, at Hummelstown, February 22, 1883, to Miss Aggie M. Shope, daughter of Dr. Jacob and Esther (Mann) Shope. Their children are: Charles S., died in 1889; Robert W., Walter M., and Harold. Mr. Mumma is a member and for six years the treasurer of Steelton Lodge, No. 184; of Steelton Encampment, No. 278, and of Evangeline Rebecca degree Lodge, I. O. O. F. In his political views he is a Republican. He attends the St. John’s Lutheran church, Steelton, and is secretary of the finance committee of the Y. M. C. A. He is also the agent at Steelton for the Adams Express Company.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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