ZEIRN, Chas.
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ZEIRN, CHARLES, deceased, was one of the most successful farmers in Jackson township. He was born in Baden, Germany, December 4, 1826, and when quite young came to this country with his parents and five other children. The father was a tailor by trade. Charles found employment in a store at Palmyra, Pa.. as a clerk, where he spent ten years, and then removed to Lykens, where he had a similar position with Martin Bloom. He also worked in the coal mines for fourteen years. In 1870 he came to Armstrong Valley and bought a farm of one hundred and ten acres in Jackson township, on which he made substantial improvements, and which he cultivated up to the time of his death, January 23, 1895. He was married, at Harrisburg, in March, 1863, to Nancy Snavely, born in Lebanon county, September 28, 1828; daughter of William and Annie (Long) Snavely. Their children are: Mary, wife of Frank Buch, moulder, Harrisburg; Margaret, Mrs. Julius Bonner, Harrisburg; Leah, wife of Fred Brown, Harrisburg. He was a Democrat in politics and a Catholic in religious faith and fellowship. His widow survives and resides on the farm in Jackson township.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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