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VOLLMER, HARRY A., senior partner in the firm of Vollmer & Simms, upholsters, decorators and awning manufacturers, was born in Harrisburg December 10, 1870. He is a son of Charles Y. and Catherine (Haehnlen) Vollmer. Charles T. Vollmer was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, October 12, 1825. He came to this country with his parents when but a child, and has been a resident of Harrisburg for over forty years, working here at his trade of upholstering. During the late Rebellion he was retained as administration upholsterer under Governor Curtin. He still resides in Harrisburg. Catherine, his wife, is a native of Harrisburg, of German parentage. They had nine children, two of whom died in infancy; a son, Christian, died aged twenty-four. The surviving children are: Edward, Mary, Frank, Henry A., Emma and Theodore.

Harry A. Vollmer was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards learned upholstering, in which business he has been engaged up to the present time. In 1890 he formed with his brother Frank H., a partnership under the firm name of F. H. Vollmer & Bro., which lasted four years. During 1894 Mr. Vollmer was engaged in the decorating business throughout this and adjoining States. January 1, 1896, he re-commenced business in Harrisburg, and on February 1,1895, Mr. Simms became his partner. Both father and sons are staunch Democrats. They all attend Zion Lutheran church. Among the young business men of the city. Mr. Vollmer holds a prominent place and enjoys an enviable reputation for enterprise and integrity. His business is large and extends to adjoining States.

Transcribed by Peggy McNeal, for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcriptions.
 Date of Transcription: 1 July 2001
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