WIESTLING, Samuel C., grocer, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., January 26, 1825. He is a son of Samuel C. and Henrietta (Doll) Wiestling, both deceased. They were Pennsylvanians, and of German ancestry. For many years they were honored residents of Harrisburg. Of their five children, three are living: Carolina, of Lebanon, Pa., widow of the late Thomas Bibighaus, a member of Congress; Joseph C., and Samuel C., residing in Harrisburg.
Samuel C. Wiestling was educated in the private and public schools of Harrisburg. With the exception of ten months' service in the United States army, during the late Rebellion, and two years' residence in Philadelphia, his entire life has been spent in his native city. He learned carpentry, and has been extensively engaged in contracting and building. He built the Grand Opera House, remodeled the Reformed church edifice on Chestnut street, and constructed many of the finest residences in the city of Harrisburg. Abandoning building and contracting in 1877, he established himself in the grocery business, to which he has devoted all his attention since that time. His ten months of army service was as a private in company H, Two Hundred and First Pennsylvania volunteers, and as hospital steward.
Mr. Wiestling was married in Harrisburg, January 8, 1857, to Eliza, daughter of Levi and Eliza (Amey) Weaver, born in Philadelphia, May 17, 1835. They had two children; both died young.
He is an active member of Central Lodge, No. 19, A. O. U. W. His political views are Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Wiestling are members of Salem Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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