SMULLER, George, son of John and Susannah (Shirtz) Smuller, was born October 7, 1805, at Jonestwon, Lebanon county, PA. He acquired a fair English education in the schools of the day, and in early life followed the occupation of a tailor. He subsequently became extensively engaged in the lumber business wiht the Union Canal Company and a contractor in the public works of the State. He was afterwards appointed collection of tolls in the Union canal, at Middletown, a position he filled for many years, resigining in 1857, whe he was elected president of the Middletown Bank. As first officer of that institution Mr. Smuller won for himself the highest confidence of the community, which he retained down to the close of his busy, active life. He died at Middletown, August 19,1882, aged almost seventy-seven years. Few men stood higher in any community than he. His life was characterized by great goodness of heart and true nobleness of soul, which won for him the love and esteem of his fellow-men and neighbors. Mr. Smuller married Caroline, daughter of Dr. Karl and Mary Fisher, of Middletown, born in 1805, and died January 5, 1870. Their children were: Lehman; Mary; Elizabeth, who married George F. Mish, M.D.; Annie G., who married Henry J. Meily; Ellen, who married David G. Swartz, of Chicago; and Caroline.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 2 March 2001
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