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MARZOLF, GEORGE, gardener and farmer, is a native of Ringendorpf, province of Alsace, France. He was born December 13, 1830. He is a son of George and Margaret Marzolf, both deceased. They had eight children, six of whom came to America, and settled in Dauphin county. They are: Margaret, wife of Frederick Wagner; George, Michael, John, Mary and Jacob.

George Marzolf received his education in France, and was engaged in farming until his emigration to America in 1857. He landed in New York and came directly to Harrisburg. Here he engaged in farming and gardening, which has been his employment to the present time.

He was married, December 25, 1851, to Catherine Mosler, one of the five children of George and Margaret Mosler, born in the town of Wickersheim, Alsace, France. They have had four children, two of whom are deceased. Maggie died at the age of nineteen, and Catherine, wife of Frank Mergner at the age of thirty-eight years. The living children are, George M. and John. The mother died May 16, 1873. The children being all adults, and the father left alone, he married again; his second wife was Catherine Fifer, daughter of George and Mary (Schmidt) Pifer, born in Heingren, Bavaria, Germany. Of this marriage there has been no issue.

In political views Mr. Marzolf is Democratic. He is a member of the German Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Jeff Vallender for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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