REEL, Samuel O., was born in Susquehanna Township, near Harrisburg, April 13, 1864. He is the son of Augustus and Margaret (Olewein) Reel, both natives of Dauphin county, now residing in Harrisburg. He is one of fourteen children, seven of whom still survive: Samuel O., William S., John S., Harry D., Ross B., Gertrude, and Annie. His father was born and lived in Susquehanna township for many years, and was engaged in market gardening. He served Dauphin county as sheriff for one term, and was a faithful and efficient officer. During late years he has lived a quiet, retired life.
Samuel O. Reel was educated in the public school of Susquehanna township. After leaving school, he removed to Harrisburg and learned the trade of founder and moulder, which he has followed till the present time. Mr. Reel is a gentleman of wide experience, and master of his trade in all its branches. He is enterprising and progressive, is of wide popularity and of sterling worth.
He is a member of Egyptian Commandery, No. 114, Knights of Malta. In political views he is a staunch Democrat. The family attend the Lutheran church.
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Date of Transcription: 22 Nov 2000
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