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Romberger, G. D., life insurance agent, Berrysburg, Pa., was born February 28, 1856, in Northumberland county; son of Gilbert and Mary (Keihl) Romberger. The father was born in Dauphin county, January 19, 1820. He worked on the farm until eighteen years of age and in 1847 went to Georgetown, Pa., to learn the saddler trade with Jacob Dreivell. He remained there three years then moved to Uniontown, Dauphin county, where he followed his trade until 1860, when he purchased a farm near Berrysburg, Pa. Eight years later he sold the farm and purchased another near Elizabethville, where he remained one year. He next bought a home in Berrysburg and was engaged there at his trade until a few years before his death, which occurred March 8, 1894. He was married, in 1852, to Miss Mary Keihl. Their children are: Elmira M., deceased; Mary A.; George D.; Daniel H.; Rebecca K.; Clara E.; Lillie E.; Samuel, deceased; Jerome, deceased; Annie G., deceased; Ralph E.; and five children who died in infancy.

George D. moved to Lykens Valley with his parents when four years old. He assisted on the farm and then attended the Berrysburg Seminary, from which institution he graduated when twenty years of age. He was then principal of the Lower End, Williams township school until 1880, when he went to Harrisburg and read law two years under J.C. McAlarney. After completing his law course he formed a co-partnership with Hon. W.B. Bechtel, of Reading, Pa., in law and the insurance business. Since dissolving partnership his entire time has been given to life insurance. He was married, in 1880, to Miss Laura Miller, daughter of Major Frank Miller, of Berrysburg, Pa. Their children are: Florence M., born July 17, 1882, and died May 26, 1887; Daniel B., born January 13, 1884; Lila V., born July 19, 1886; one, not named, who was born August 21, 1887, and died September 1, 1887; George L., born August 10, 1888; Willard M., born August 6, 1889; Naomi R., born August 16, 1890; Mary F., born September 25, 1891; Franklin G., born December 2, 1893; and Donald L., born October 16, 1895.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Michael W. Gerberick,, for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transciption Project -

Date of Transcription: February 14, 2001

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