SMITH, SIMON, farmer, Jefferson township, was born in Washington township, Dauphin county, Pa., December 23, 1825; son of John and Mary (Koppenheffer) Smith. The father was a blacksmith by occupation. In politics he was a Democrat and in religious views and fellowship a Lutheran. He and his wife both died in Washington township. Their children are Simon, Christina, and Errick, deceased. Simon attended the schools of his native township and learned the trade of carpenter. He followed this occupation for five years, after which he removed to Jefferson township and bought two hundred and fifty acres of land which he improved and cultivated, where he has been for over fifty years engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married, in 1851, to Mary Michael, a native of Pennsylvania, born in June, 1832. Their children are: Rebecca, deceased; Sarah, deceased; Caroline, deceased; Catherine, Mrs. Jacob Hoffman; Mary T., wife of Peter Hoffman; Harriet, Mrs. C. Enders; William M., deceased; John A., deceased; Emma, deceased; Simon F., deceased; Thomas L., Henry E., and one child died young. Mr. Smith is a Republican in politics and was school director and assessor, and was elected to the office of justice of the peace, but did not serve. In religious views and membership he is a Presbyterian.
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