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NUNEMACHER, AMBROSE W., pharmacist was born in Germantown, Pa., son of John and Sarah Nunemacher, both natives of Philadelphia county, and both of German ancestry. The father was a prominent business man of Harrisburg, engaged in the retail shoe trade for many years. His wife died in December, 1893, aged eighty-four years. They reared seven children. One son, William, was accidentally killed by a horse falling on him; a daughter, Mary, died at the age of twenty-five years. Their living children are: Caroline, wife of Rev. G. J. Martz; Amanda, Samuel, and Ambrose, all living in Harrisburg; Harry, residing at Columbus, Ohio. Ambrose W. received a part of his education in public schools of Germantown, removing with his parents to Morris, Montgomery county, Pa., and in 1859 to Harrisburg, where he completed his education. In 1860 he began in the drug business with Charles A. Vanworls, a prominent druggist and chemist of Harrisburg, with whom he continued for over five years. In the early part of 12865 he enlisted in company I, Seventy-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served until 1866, being a part of this time with General Stanley’s Fourth corps, in Texas, and a part of the time brigade hospital steward. He was mustered out at Philadelphia, January 24, 1866, and returned to Harrisburg, and was engaged in the drug business with Dr. Markley for two years, after which he formed a partnership in the same line of trade with Rev. Charles A. Wyeth’s interest, and has conducted the business on his own account since that date. Mr. Nunemacher was married, at Harrisburg in 1873, to America Kamerer, daughter of Henry Kamerer, to whom has been born one daughter, Viola A. Mr. Nunemacher represented the Fourth ward in common council one term. He is a member of the State and Dauphin County Pharmaceutical Societies, of which he is one of the organizers. The family attend the Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 31 Dec 2000

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