DIFFENDERFER, JONAH G., burgess of Steelton and superintendent of the finishing and shipping department of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, was born in Marietta, Lancaster county, Pa., October 24, 1859. He is a son of William and Annie (Gelsbaugh) Diffenderfer, now of Highspire, Dauphin county. His youth was spent in York county, where he received a common school education. He learned carpentry, and worked at it for five years. In 1880 he came to Steelton, and entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in the rail department, and in 1890 he was appointed to his present position. Mr. Diffenderfer is a Republican; in 1894 he was elected burgess of Steelton. He is a member of Steelton No. 184, I. O. O. F.; of P. O. S. of A.; of Royal Arcanum, and of Steelton Commandery, No. 393. He was married, in 1883, to Miss Carrie McClellan, daughter of John Snavely, of Steelton. They have two children: Eva May and Russell H. Mr. Diffenderfer and his-family are members of the United Brethren church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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