NELL, LEVI H., Steelton, was born in Adams county, Pa., June 17, 1850; son of Abraham Nell. He attended the common schools of his county, and worked on the farm with his father. He began an apprenticeship at the carpenter trade with Michael Ebersone, with whom he served one year, after which he served three years with Daniel Meyers. In 1871 he came to Steelton and entered the employment of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, and worked in the Bessemer department for three years, when he was transferred to blooming mill No. 1, in which he remained until 1891. In that year he was elected to the office of commissioner of Dauphin county, and performed the duties of the office for one term, with satisfaction to the citizens, who elected him in 1893 for a second term. He also served as State and county tax collector in 1889. He is active in political matters in connection with the Republican party. Mr. Nell is a member of Lodge No. 184, and of Encampment No. 278, I. O. O. F., at Steelton, and is also a member of Susquehanna tribe, No. 298, I. O. R. M. In 1874 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Angeny, daughter of William Angeny, by whom he had three children, two of whom are living: Harry A. and William H.; Jennie May died at the age of two months. Mr. Nell was married, secondly, in 1884, to Miss Lorada Mabel Brown, daughter of David Brown, by whom he had three children: John E., Zelma, and Katie.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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