BERRY, Robert, gardener and dairyman, was born in Drumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, July 27, 1862 ; son of William and Sarah Ann (McCullough) Berry. His parents had three children ; one of them, Mary, died March, 1879, aged eighteen. The surviving children are Robert and John ; the latter resides on the homestead in Scotland, the parents having their home with him.
Robert Berry was educated in the schools of his native town. He was a bright and ambitious boy, full of energy, and made the best use of the advantages within his reach. At the age of seventeen he was well qualified for ordinary business. His first employment after leaving school was farming. But, finding that his home did not offer him the opportunities which he sought for business and for rising in the world, he looked to the newer countries of the Western Continent as affording a wider field for his activities. In 1881 he embarked for America, and landed in New York July 4. He was attracted to Chicago, Ill., where he engaged in the cattle business. After trying various occupations he finally settled in Dauphin county, Pa., in the spring of 1889, and engaged in farming and gardening, in connection with the dairy and milk business ; in these occupations he has continued up to the present time. With his natural energy and his enterprising and progressive spirit, he has found success within his reach. He already stands among the leaders in his line, and commands the respect of his neighbors.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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