SAUL, Henry R., proprietor of the Middletown Carriage Factory, was born in Berks county, PA, March 18, 1843; son of Jonathan and Magdaline (Rouch) Saul, both old families of that county, who ancestors were natives of Germany, and the very oldest settlers of Berks county. The father was a farmer. He died February 2, 1880, aged seventy-eight years, and the mother died in Berks county in 1862. Their children are Lena, Elizabeth, David, Mary, Henry R. and Charles.
Henry R. came to Dauphin county at the age of fifteen years. He received his education in the public schools and learned the trade of coachmaking at Hummelstown. Subsequently he took a course in the Commercial College at Lock Haven. In 1868 he established a business at Lock Haven, PA, and continued there five years, when he went to Wisconsin and for seven years was in the lumber business. In 1887 he came to Middletown, where he opened a shop for the making of carriages and doing general repairing work.
In political views, Mr. Saul is a Republican, and formerly was a member of the I.O.O.F. He was married, June, 1881, to Miss Florence, duaghter of John S. Watson. Mr. Watson married Sabilla Beyerle, of Reading, Pa, in 1832, and about 1835 settled at Middletown, where he had a saw mill, built boats for the canal and carried on a trade in lumber. He was a prominent man of his day, and was one of the first stockholders and a director in the Middletown Bank. His death occurred January 8, 1878, and that of his wife in February, 1889. He was a Whig in politics. His wife was a member of the Bethel church, of which he was a liberal supportor. Their children are: Mary Ann, Mrs. William M. Daugherty, of Sunbury, PA, and Florence, Mrs. Henry R. Saul. They are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is a trustee.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 2 March 2001
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