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GARVERICH, JAMES W., Enhaut, Pa., was born in Lebanon county, Pa., January 29, 1854. His father, John Adam Garverich, was a native of the same county, and married Sybilla Weaver, of Bethel township, Lebanon county. They had one child, James W. The second husband of Mrs. Garverich was John Kindt, a native of Germany; by this marriage she had twelve children: Mary C., deceased; Elizabeth; S. Sophia, deceased; Nanilla K., deceased; Gedaliah H., Caroline, Magdalena, Annie R., Ida, Jacob, and Samuel and Amanda H., deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kindt are living in Lebanon county.

James W. received his education in the schools of Lebanon county. He began when a young man to work on the farm, and was so engaged until 1881. At this date he came to Highland, Dauphin county, and found employment with the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in which he remained until 1892; he was employed in the Bessemer department. Since 1892 he has been in the cigar, tobacco and confectionery business in Enhaut. He belongs to the Republican party, and is active in all party movements. He has served on the county committee for nine years, and also as a delegate to the county convention. In 1893 he was appointed tax collector for Swatara township, and served for one year. In 1892 he was elected assessor of Swatara township for a three years' term, and afterwards re-elected for a second term. He was a charter member of the Citizens' Passenger Railway Company formed in 1893. In 1870 he was married to Miss Lucetta Moyer, of Lebanon county. They have had two children: John H., born in 1870, died August 13, 1892, aged twenty-two; and Lizzie O., born in 1876, living at home. Mr. Garverich and his family are members of the United Brethren church, in whose work he takes an active interest; he is an official member. Mr. Garverich was president of the Citizens' Band of Highland for a number of years.

John B. Moyer, the father of Mrs. J. W. Garverich, is a farmer in Lebanon county, and a prominent man in his neighborhood. He married Miss Lydia Kriser, by whom be has three children: Grant, Emma, and John. His first wife was Miss Wagner; her children were two in number: Sarah, and Lucetta, married to Mr. Garverich.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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

Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001

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