MUMMA, Josiah J., farmer, in Highspire, Pa., was born in Lebanon county, Pa., February 12, 1841. He is a son of Isaac and Catherine (Kreider) Mumma. He was reared and educated in Lebanon county. He came to Dauphin county in 1864, and located in Lower Swatara township. He was married, in 1862, to Miss Annie Elizabeth Ulrich, daughter of Michael Ulrich, of Lower Swatara township, a sketch of whom is given elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Mumma, during the progress of the war of the Rebellion, was patriotic and in full sympathy with those who sought to maintain the Union and perpetuate the life of the Nation. He was a young man, just beginning life and life’s business on the farm, and had just married. While he was not so situated that he could enlist in the army and render service in person, he was yet entirely willing to bear his part in the patriotic sacrifices which were demanded of all good citizens. Consequently when he was drafted, he cheerfully furnished a substitute who was young and strong and able to do full service in his name and place in the army. Mr. Mumma is a Republican. He is not an office seeker, but is active in the support of good men for all places of public trust. He has eight children: Catherine, wife of Addison Shearer, of Hummelstown, Pa.; Michael U., of Lower Swatara township; Ida Alice; Josiah J., of Lower Swatara township; Eva U., Isaac N., Eluma Le Roy, and Annie Elizabeth May. The family are members of the Highspire United Brethren church.

Michael Ulrich, deceased, was born near Hummelstown, Pa., November 18, 1811. He moved with his parents to Lower Swatara township. He was a farmer by occupation. He died March 6, 1889. They had three children, two of whom died in infancy. The third, Annie Elizabeth, married Joshua J. Mumma, and resides in Lower Swatara township. Mr. Ulrich and his wife are members of the Lutheran church, in which he filled the office of elder.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 10 Feb 2001

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