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WALMER, Noah A., was born in East Hanover township, Dauphin County, Pa., March 22, 1841, son of John and Mary (Albert) Walmer. George Walmer, grandfather of Noah A., was born in Dauphin county, as were also his parents. He was reared on the farm and was a farmer by occupation. He was twice married and by his first wife had nine children, who have all passed away: Michael, William, John, Kate, wife of Thomas Allen, Jacob, George, Maria, wife of George Daubert, Joseph, and Eliza, first wife of George Daubert. The grandfather died in September, 1865, aged seventy-five years. By his second wife he had four children: Lydia, wife of M. Welmire, Adam, Cyrus, and Washington, deceased. John Walmer, father of Noah A., was born in Lebanon county, Pa., March 28, 1817. He married Mary Albert, born in east Hanover township, Dauphin County, March 30, 1815. He was a farmer and followed that occupation until 1866, when he retired and removed to Lebanon, where he died, February 26, 1895, aged seventy-eight years. He was a republican in politics and served as school director, supervisor and in other offices in Lebanon county. He had thirteen children, twelve of whom are living: Margaret, wife of John Martz; Noah A.; Mary M., wife or Gordin Bomgardner; Louisa, wife of Daniel Siegrist; Elmira, wife of Daniel R. Mills; Albert J.; Emma C.; Zachariah Light; John G., Erwin J.; Ida L., wife of Edwart Rauch; Clara V., wife of Elmer E. Embach; Fidelia E., wife of George E. Gilbert; Sara E., wife of Joseph Eustis, died in February, 1887, aged forty-nine years. Mr. Walmer was a consistent member of the United Brethren church..

Noah A. attended the public schools of East Hanover township at intervals until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to learn the harness making trade with P. T. Hummel at Hummelstown, with whom he served an apprenticeship of four years. He enlisted for nine months in company D, One hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and having served his term of enlistment was discharged May 31, 1863. He then returned and worked with his father on the farm for one year, after which he worked at his trade at Hummelstown and Harrisburg until 1864, when he went to Philadelphia and was engaged on Government work until the close of the war. After this he worked at his trade one winter at Hummelstown, and was then in partnership with Mr. Stecker for five years, when he bought his partner's interest and engaged in business for himself. After a time he sold out his business and engaged again with Mr. Hummel, with whom he worked for thirteen years. Mr. Walmer was married October 26, 1869, in Grantville, East Hanover township, to Miss Emma E. Sherk, daughter of Henry B. and Mary (Swoop) Sherk. Their children are: Howard C., Mary, Edith M. and Harry S., died August 11, 1876, aged five years. Since his marriage Mr. Walmer has been engaged in harness making in Harrisburg. He is a member of Lodge No. 69, I. O. O. F.; Lodge No. 59, K. of P.; Post No. 58, G. A. R., and of the Improved Order of Heptasophs. In his political views he is a Republican. He is a member of the United Brethren church. Mrs. Walmer was born May 14, 1846, and died April 24, 1895. Her parents were natives of Lebanon county and engaged in farming. They had six children, four of whom are living: Anna, wife of Dr. T. N. Beam, deceased; Mary, wife of Cyrus Stoner; Harry A.; Lucy, wife of Charles S. Wirt; William C., died in infancy. The parents reside on Allison Hill, in Harrisburg, where they are living a retired life. The grandparents of Mrs. Walmer were natives of Berks county, the grandmother having died young. Her maternal grandfather, Jacob, was a native of Lebanon county and a farmer. His children are: Michael, Henry B., Amos, Thomas and Katie, Mrs. Meyer.

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Date of Transcription: 25 Nov. 2000

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