QUICKEL, Henry F., was born in York Pa., September 5, 1856. He is the son of John Quickel, native of York, and Mary Jane (Axe) Quickel, of New Bloomfield, Perry county, Pa., and their only living child, one child having died in infancy. When Henry was two years old the family removed to Mechanicsburg, where his early life was spent. He passed through the public schools and also took the course of the Cumberland Valley Institute. He then learned the trade of coach painter and followed this occupation almost three years.
In January, 1877, Mr. Quickel removed to Harrisburg and became a clerk in the hard ware
(sic) store of Anthony King. He filled the place for fifteen months, at the end of which time he resigned and accepted a similar position with Henry Gilbert & Son. In 1882 he entered business for himself as dealer in boilers, engines, etc., purchasing the business of David Stevenson, Jr. He has conducted this business for the past thirteen years, and by his practical and reliable methods has achieved and enviable reputation as a business man (sic), and made a marked success in his business career. He is justly regarded as one of the staunch, progressive and enterprising men of Harrisburg. He well merits the high esteem in which he is held and the liberal patronage extended to him.
Henry F. Quickel was married at Harrisburg, November 13, 1883, to Mary Ellen Detweiler. They have two sons: Ralph D., born August 23, 1885, and Kenneth M., born April 26, 1890. In politics Mr. Quickel is a Republican. He and his family are consistent members of the Market square Presbyterian church. Mr. Quickel officiated as organist of this church from 1879 to 1886.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 30 March 2001
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