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STEEVER, AARON M., pharmacist, was born at Millersburg, Dauphin county, Pa., September 17, 1850. He is a son of James and Catherine (Swineford) Steever. His father was born at the old Murray farm, about two and one-half miles northeast of Millersburg, July 28, 1806, and died January 11, 1868. His mother died February 27, 1832. They had a family of nine children, namely; Wesley, born August 4, 1834, residing in Ohio; John Jefferson, born June 30, 1837, who was killed at the second battle of Bull Run, while nobly serving in defense of his country, August 30, 1862; William Leonard, born August 22, 1839, died January 4, 1885; Henry Mitchell, born December 21, 1841, residing in Avoca, Luzerne county, Pa; Mary Jane, born February 25, 1844, wife of Henry Morne, residing at Etter’s Postoffice, York county, Pa.; Edward Washington, born March 10, 1846, residing in Millersburg, Pa.; Charles C., born June 27, 1848, also residing at Millersburg, Pa.; Aaron M. subject of this sketch, and Emma Catherine, wife of Henry Wagner, residing in Snyder county, Pa.

Aaron M. Steever spent his boyhood in his native town and received the advantages of a common school education. He began business as a stationary engineer, and followed this occupation for about four years. On March 3, 1868, he entered the store of his uncle, Benjamin G. Steever, and was employed there six years. September 1, 1874, he removed to Harrisburg, where he has been continuously employed in the drug business for twenty-one years.

He was married, at Millersburg, January 1, 1874, to Miss Annie M. Shriber, daughter of Seth and Mary A. Shriber. One daughter has been born to them, named Jessie Lee. Mr. Steever is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F.& A.M.; Dauphin Lodge, No.160, and Dauphin Encampment No.10, I.O.O.F.: Nazareth Commandery, No.125, Knights of Malta, and Royal Arcanum, Council No.110. In political views he is a Republican. The family attend the Ridge Avenue M. E. church. Mr. Steever has succeeded in business, and is a reliable man and an honored citizen.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

Date of Transcription: 4 Jan 2001

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