LANDIS, A. C., Steelton, was born in Cumberland county, Pa., February 11, 1837. He is a son of Henry Landis. He obtained his education in Cumberland county. When a young man he learned the trade of tailor, and followed this occupation until 1861. At the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, in 1861, he answered the first call for volunteers, and enlisted in the three months’ service under Colonel Stumbaugh. At the end of the three months’ service he enlisted for three years, in company K, One Hundred and Seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Colonel Ziegler, of York, Pa. On August 28, 1864, was commissioned as captain of his company. He served on the staff of Gen. John P. Slough, military governor of Alexandria, Va. He participated in the following battles : Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862 ; Rappahannock, August 18 and 25 ; Thorough Gap, August 28 ; Bull Run, August 30 ; South Mountain, September 14 ; Antietam, September 16 and 17 ; Sharpsburg, October 30 ; Bristow Station, December 12 ; Frederick, Va., December 13-15 ; Chancellorsville, January 21, 1861 ; Fitzhugh’s Crossing, April 28-30 ; Chancellorsville, May 1-3 ; Gettysburg, July 1-3. At the close of the war Captain Landis came to Harrisburg and resumed work at his trade. He served as cutter for J. R. Croft for five years. After this he came to Steelton and took charge of the dry goods and clothing department of the Company’s store, in which capacity he remained for fifteen years, when he resigned. He was instrumental in organizing the Steelton Light, Heat and Power Company, and was elected secretary and treasurer of the company. He filled the office for two years, and then resigned. He has served in the borough council. He was the candidate of his party for the State Legislature. He is a Democrat, and is active in the movements of his party. He is a member of the Masonic order, No. 351, Shippensburg. He has been president of the Steelton Board of Trade since its organization, in 1888. In 1849 he married Miss Rebecca Allison, daughter of J. B. Allison, of Franklin county, by whom he had eight children. Mrs. Landis died in 1891. Their children are : Alfred M., born June 10, 1859, married Miss Emma Steel, and lives at Landisburg ; Calvin D., born July 30, 1860, married Miss Nellie Galligan, who died in 1895, leaving four children ; Annie M., born October 16, 1861, wife of George Brinser, of Steelton ; Florence B., born November 4, 1864, wife of William Greist, of Steelton ; Harry J., born February 11, 1867, married Miss Lizzie Franklin, of Steelton ; E. Maud, born November 11, 1871, wife of James D. Banford, of Steelton ; William R., born February 1, 1870 ; Charles A., born December 27, 1874, married Mary Weisman, of Harrisburg.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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