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NAGLE, Christian M., Chief engineer of the Harrisburg water works, was born in Bainbridge, Lancaster county, Pa., February 2, 1857. His father, Emanuel Nagle, is a native of Marietta, Lancaster county, and is of German ancestry. He is a blacksmith, and has carried on business in Marietta, Bainbridge and Middletown. He has lived thirty years at Middletown, and served several terms in the common council of the borough. He was provost marshal of Bainbridge during the war. He was also for some time in the employment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He is now living a quiet, retired life, at Middletown, at the age of seventy-four years, highly respected by all who know him. His wife, Sarah Ann (Markley) Nagle, is of English ancestry, and was born at Penningtonville, Chester county, Pa. She is still living, at seventy-three years of age. They had ten children, six of whom are living: Mary S., wife of Adam Dennis, residing at Mann's Choice, Pa., where Mr. Dennis has been ticket agent and operator for the Pennsylvania railroad for over twenty years; John H., residing in Harrisburg,; Esther A., wife of Ross McCreary, residing in Middletown; Christian M.; Ellen, wife of George Hutton, residing in Harrisburg, a prominent grocery merchant, and a water works commissioner; and Luther M., residing in Middletown.

When about eight years old, Christian M. Nagle removed to Middletown, with his parents, and passed here his boyhood days, taking the course of study in the public and high schools of the town. After leaving school he came to Harrisburg and became an apprentice at the machinist's trade, in the employ of W. O. Hickok; he remained with this firm for fourteen years. On June 4, 1888, he was appointed assistant engineer of the water works. In 1890 he was promoted to the place of chief engineer, which he now holds.

He was married, in Harrisburg, January 15, 1879, to Naomi Livingston, daughter of Benjamin and Esther Livingston, of Watts township, Perry county. Their children are: Charles E., born January 10, 1880; Bertha M., born August 12, 1882, and Esther A., born May 14, 1884.

Mr. Nagle has served as school director, representing the Sixth ward for two terms. He is a member of Egyptian Commandery, No. 114, K. of M.; St. John's Castle, No 17, M. C., and of the Royal Arcanum. In political views he is a Republican. The family attend the United Evangelical church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Charles E. Fies for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 15 Nov 2000

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