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ALLWINE, JONAS, was born in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., July 21, 1845. He is a son of Jonas and Mary (Barrick) Allwine. John Allwine, his paternal grandfather, was a farmer; he married in Lancaster county and reared a family of seven children: Henry; Savilla, wife of John Hawn; one, who is the wife of Julio Aldinger, of Iowa; Philip; William; Louisa, wife of John Harvey, Springville, Pa.; Jonas, deceased. Mr. John Allwine died aged seventy-nine years; his wife died in 1869. The maternal grandfather of Jonas Allwine, Jr., was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, and came to this country at an early day. He was a tailor, and continued throughout life to work at that trade. He married a native of Dauphin county. They had three children: Elizabeth, wife of Peter Hoffman, deceased; Mary, deceased; William.

Jonas Allwine, Sr., was born in August, 1820, and was engaged in farming and burning lime. He filled various township offices; served ten years as supervisor of Swatara township, and two terms as school director. His wife was Mary Barrick. Of their seven children two are living: Anna, wife of Martin Ebersole; and .Jonas. Their deceased children are: John, died in 1872, aged thirty ; Lavinia, died in May, 1895, aged thirty-seven; Edwin, twin of Lavinia, died in 1863, aged three years; William and Catherine both died in infancy. Mr. Allwine died May 10, 1885, aged sixty-five years and three months; his wife died August 6, 1888; both died at the house of their son, Jonas. They were members of the Baptist church, the father having united with the church shortly before his death.

After completing his school education, Joseph Allwine, Jr., was engaged in assisting his father on the farm until he was twenty-four; he was also interested with his father in the lime burning. Mr. Allwine was married, July 31, 1869, to Sarah, daughter of Conrad and Mary (Seltzer) Wagner, born in East Hanover township, September 21, 1847. Their children are: Emma, William H., John J., and Frank J. After his marriage Mr. Allwine continued farming and lime burning, and was also in the coal business for about eighteen years. During the year 1876 he served on the police force in Philadelphia, Pa., after which he resumed his usual business, which he has since continued to prosecute without interruption. Since 1877 he has regularly attended the Harrisburg market. Mr. Allwine is a Republican. In 1893 he was elected to the office of supervisor of Swatara township, served a few months, and then resigned.

Conrad Wagner, father of Mrs. Allwine, was born in Lebanon county, Pa., and was a farmer during the active years of his life; he has now retired from business. He married Miss Mary Sellers, a native of Lebanon county. They had seven children: Sarah, Mrs. Allwine; Catherine, wife of John Snavely; Mary, wife of Joseph Snavely; Amos; Emma, wife of John Baum; Louisa, died in 1869, aged twenty-three; Elizabeth, deceased, wife of Joseph Seltzer. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner now reside at Union Deposit, Pa. The paternal grandfather of Mrs. Allwine was also named Conrad.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001

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