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Romberger, Howard H., merchant, Gratz, Pa., was born July 12, 1852, on the old homestead in Lykens township. He is the son of Daniel and Hannah (Bergstresser) Romberger. Howard H. received his education in the public schools and the Berrysburg Seminary. After assisting on his father's farm for a time, he began farming for himself. Later he spent four years in preparation for the ministry, and began active work in 1881. He was connected with the Evangelical church and continued preaching for nine years, during which time he served various places in Carbon, Schuylkill, Lebanon and Monroe counties. In 1890 he retired from the pulpit and moved to Gratz, where he engaged in business. He was married, September 30, 1873, in Berrysburg, to Miss Catharine Ritzman, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Ritzman. Their children are: D. Ambrose, born August 10, 1874, a graduate of Albright Collegiate Institute, Meyerstown, Pa., now principal of the schools at Gratz, and Amy Agnes, born September 5, 1882. Mr. Romberger is a Republican in politics.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: February 14, 2001

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