URICH, Samuel, shoemaker, was born at Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa., May 25, 1833, son of Solomon and Margaret (Fisher) Urich. The father was born in Dauphin county, November 21, 1805, and was a shoemaker by trade. He was also engaged in the huckstering business, and was also for a few years proprietor of the Linglestown Hotel, having also previously been in the general mercantile business at the same place. He married Miss Margaret Fisher, a native of the same county, to whom were born ten children, five of whom are living: George, Joseph, Samuel, Solomon, and Margaret, wife of Jacob Nichols. Their deceased children: Henry, John and Isaac, both killed in the army, and Thomas, who died in infancy. In his political views the father was a Republican. The family were members of the United Brethren church. He died at the age of sixty years in 1865. Both he and his wife died at their native place, Linglestown. Samuel Urich attended the public schools, first at Linglestown and afterwards at Harrisburg, until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to learn the trade of shoemaker, at which he served an apprenticeship of five years with Peter Saunders at Harrisburg. He worked at his trade as a journeymen for about six months, when he entered the employment of John Edwards, with whom he worked at intervals for about nine years. He then worked for Gen. Knipe two years, after which he was employed for the same length of time by Myers & Jauss. He was married at Harrisburg, September 20, 1853, to Miss Catherine Longnecker, daughter of John and Christiana (Hummel) Longnecker. Mr. Urich worked for Samuel Barnhard for one year and then engaged in business for himself at No. 1329 James Street, where he continued until 1893, when he removed to No. 1815 North Third street and established a large trade. He was also engaged in the huckstering business a short time. Mr. Urich has been a member of Dauphin Lodge, No. 160, I. O. O. F., for forty years. In his political views he is a Republican. Mrs. Urich was born February 18, 1835. Her father was a native of Dauphin county, and married Miss Christiana Hummel, a native of the same county. They reared seven children, five of whom are living: Eliza, William, Mary, Margaret, and Sarah.
Transcribed by Charles E. Fies firstname.lastname@example.org for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -
Date of Transcription: 25 Nov. 2000
Copyright (c) 2000 - All Rights Reserved: Use, duplication or reproduction for profit or presentation by any person or organization is strictly prohibited.