WEAVER, David. B.
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WEAVER, David B., farmer and stockman, Berrysburg was born on the homestead in Mifflin township, Dauphin county, Pa., December 5, 1842. Peter, the grandfather, was born in Germany, and was brought to this country by his parents when he was one year old. He was reared in Lykens township, and became a farmer, owning and cultivating one hundred acres of land. He married a Miss Peifer, of Lykens township, and to them were born seven children: Jacob, Peter, John, George J., Daniel, Anna M. and Elizabeth. He died in Lykens township. He and his wife were members of the German Reformed church. In politics he was a Whig. Daniel, the father, was born in Lykens township, in September, 1805. He attended subscription schools and acquired a good German education. He learned the trade of carpenter and jointer, and later in life became a farmer. He bought a farm of forty-three acres of land in Mifflin township, which he cultivated and improved and on which he died in 1883. He married Susan Buffington, of Washington township, a daughter of Daniel Buffington, a farmer. They have four children: Isaac, David, Sarah, deceased, and Martin. Mr. Weaver was a Republican, and a member of the German Reformed church. His wife died at the homestead in 1878. David attended the common schools and worked on the farm. At nine years of age he began to do regular work on the homestead, and has been continually employed his entire life. He was married, in Mifflin township, in 1863, to Catherine Motter, born in Washington township. Their children are : Mary S., wife of Peter Bunder; Amanda, Harry, and Daniel, attending school. His wife died in September, 1892, and he married again, July 4, 1895, Solome Engle, widow of Amos Motter. Mr. Weaver is a Republican in politics and has served as school director for nine years. He is a member of the Reformed church, and holds the office of elder and deacon, and is also a Sunday-school teacher



Historical Review of Dauphin County
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