WALMER, Henry G.
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WALMER, HENRY G., of the firm of Walmer & Fox, carriage and sleigh manufacturers, Hummelstown, Pa., was born in Hummelstown in 1845. He is a son of Samuel and Catherine(Gilbert) Walmer. Samuel Walmer was born in Lebanon county. In 1843 he came to Hummelstown and began the manufacture of carriages, which he continued until his death, in 1872. He was a prominent member of the United Brethren church, and assisted in building the church edifice. His politics were Republican. His wife, who survives him, is a native of Lebanon county. They have five children living: Emma W., widow of W.W. Reed, of Hummelstown; Henry G.; Minnie, wife of S.M. Killough, of Hummelstown; Clara, wife of Henry Bare, of New York city, and Mary, wife of W.R. Fox, of Hummelstown. Henry G. Walmer was educated in the Hummelstown public schools, the Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, and Eastman's Commercial College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He entered the counting-room of James Kent, Santee & Co., dry goods, Third street, Philadelphia, where he was employed for some time. He then returned home and assisted in his father's business until, in 1872, his father died. He was made executor of the estate, and continued the business until 1876. At that date the existing firm of Walmer & Fox was organized. In 1889 he and Dr. W.C. Baker established a "Model Creamery," and built a chop mill in connection with it. In politics Mr. Walmer acts with the Republican party. He is president of the borough council. He was married, in 1876, to Miss Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Christian Hoffer. Their eight children are: Reed, Samuel R. and Clara B.