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SHEARER, Joseph L., was born in Harrisburg, march 18, 1843; son of Joseph and Margaret (Small) Shearer, the former of Franklin, the latter of Cumberland county. The father came to Dauphin county in 1838 and settled at Harrisburg, where he engaged in the merchant tailor business, in which he continued until 1893, when he retired from active business. In politics he is a Republican, and was originally a Free Soiler. He has served a s a member of the council. He is not connected with any church. His children are: Joseph H.; Mary, wife of W. P. Denehey, of Harrisburg; Samuel B., broom manufacturer; Clara R., Mrs. C. A. Dean, of Denver, Col. Joseph L. was educated in the common schools and learned the tailor trade with his father, which he followed for twenty-five years, and for the past five years has been in the gentlemenís furnishing business. In political principles he is with the Republican part. Mr. Shearer was married, in 1866, to Miss Anna M. Meyers, daughter of Samuel W. Meyers. Their children are: Fannie, Mrs. Martin Buehler, of Harrisburg; Samuel G, machinist, of Harrisburg; Joseph L., Jr., and Clara R. Mr. Shearer, in 1862, enlisted in an independent calvary company, and after three monthís service was mustered out. He re-enlisted in 1864 in Company I, Seventy-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, in which he was a sergeant, and served on skirmish duty. He was finally mustered out at Victoria, Texas, in 1865. In 1869 he went to Denver, Col., and New Mexico on a Government survey. Mr. Shearer and his family are members of the Zion Lutheran church/

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Linda Mockenhaupt for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 17 April 2001

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