WALKEMEYER, HENRY, senior member of the firm of Walkemeyer Bros., ice dealers, was born in Harrisburg, September 17,1858; son of the late H. A. William and Margaret (Orth) Walkemeyer. The parents were both natives of Germany, the father having been born at Brunswick, Germany, and the mother in Hesse, Darmstadt. The father came to America when twenty-five years old, and soon after settled at Harrisburg, where he spent his life. He had a family of eight children, of whom six are living: Henry, Clara W., Frederick R., Annie M., Ida Louisa, wife of Samuel Taylor, and Nettie May, a teacher in the public schools of Harrisburg. The father was not an office seeker, but served for one year as school commissioner. Henry was reared in his native city, and received his education in the public schools. At the end of his schooling he engaged in the ice business with his father, to which he has given his time and attention all his business life. Since the death of his father he and his brother have conducted the business. He was married, in Harrisburg, April 13, 1878, to Margaretta M. Miller, daughter of Charles Miller, to whom has been born one daughter, Clara Wilhelmina. The political views of Mr. Walkemeyer are Republican, and he has served as a member of select council four years. He served five years as a private and non-commissioned officer in the City Grays, and was also one of the organizers of the Governor's Troop, in which he was first lieutenant three years. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and member of Lulu Temple, of Philadelphia, and is also connected with John Harris Council, No. 174, Jr. O. U. A. M. He and his wife attend the Lutheran church.
Frederick R.. Walkemeyer, junior member of the firm of Walkemeyer Bros., was born in Harrisburg. He was educated in the city schools, and like his brother, became at once interested in his father's business, with which he has been connected all his life. He was married to Isabella Sharpe, daughter of Albert Sharpe, to whom have been born six children, five of whom are living: William, Florence, Frederick, Bessie, and Nettie. Mr. Walkemeyer is a member of John Harris Council, No. 174, Jr. O. U. A. M. He is a Republican, and the family attend the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 12 Feb 2001
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