NISSLEY, JOHN H., was born in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., February 10, 1857. He has spent his whole life in his native township. When a boy he was sent to the public schools and had the opportunity of acquiring all the intellectual training and useful information that these schools could impart. Like other boys on the farm he was always busy; but the farm work was not permitted to interfere with school work. He made good improvement of the time and opportunity afforded him for preparing for the business of life. When he reached manhood he was ready for its duties and responsibilities. Whatever may have been his desire to go abroad and see other places and people he did not grant it to any extent. He has found ample room for the exercise of his abilities at home. In addition to his overseeing the farm, he is engaged in milling. He is one of the solid and useful men of the community. He is not prominent in politics in the sense of seeking preferment to office. He votes with the Republican party; he is a member of the United Brethren church. He was married, in 1880, to Miss Sarah, daughter of John Garrett, of Dauphin county. They have six children : David, born February 12, 1882; Martin, born August 25, 1883 ; John, born February 7, 1887; Norman, born February 12, 1889 ; Harvey, born May 27, 1892; and Clayton, born July 25, 1894.
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