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SHEESLEY, Daniel, son of Daniel Sheesley and Mary Elizabeth Reigle, was born September 16, 1815, in Lykens township, Dauphin county, Pa. His education was quite limited. He came to Harrisburg at the age of twelve, and in its vicinity his life was passed. For many years he was engaged in the milling business, was an auctioneer and trucker. He served one term as director of the poor, and was one of the directors of schools for Swatara township for a long period. He died at Harrisburg on the 21st of June, 1880, in his sixty-fifth year. He was a very pleasant and agreeable companion, extremely sociable and kind. Mr. Sheesley married, in 1837, Sarah Rissing, daughter of Lewis and Mary Rissing, and their children are William, former sheriff of the county of Dauphin, Mary, married Peter Reel, Sarah, Elizabeth, married John H. Tattnall, Daniel, Louisa, married Joseph E. Rhoads, Samuel, John, George, Lewis, Catharine L., and Margaret J.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Becky Tuszynski for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 12 Nov 2000

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