MILLHOUSE, AUGUSTUS S., superintendent of the foundry department of the Pennsylvania Steel Works, was born in York county, Pa., March 13, 1843; son of Amos and Selinda (Stoughton) Millhouse. The paternal grandfather of Augustus S. Millhouse married a Miss Monroe, and they were the parents of a large family. Amos Millhouse, father of Augustus S., was born in Chester county, Pa. He learned wagon making, and worked at that trade for a number of years, after which he came to Harrisburg, and was employed in the Car Factory, then just opened. His engagement there lasted until his death, which occurred July 9,1883, in the seventy-third year of his age. His wife, Selinda Stoughton, was born in Chester county, Pa. Their children are: Augustus S.; Owen; Lydia, wife of Joseph McClintic, of Perry county, Pa.; Elwood; Anna, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; Mary and Clara, died in infancy; Oliver, deceased. Both parents are members of the Church of God.
Augustus S. Millhouse was very young when his parents removed to Dauphin county, where he attended the public schools until he was ten years old. He was then employed for about four years in the pattern factory in Harrisburg, after which he entered the Car Factory as an apprentice. In 1861, before this engagement was over, he enlisted in company G, Fifty-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served four years, receiving his discharge September 1, 1865. He then returned to the Car Factory and completed the term of his apprenticeship, after which he was employed for five years as a journeyman. When the new foundry was built, on Allison Hill, Mr. Millhouse was made foreman, and served in that position for six years. In 1876 he worked five months in the foundry at Reading, Pa. Returning to Harrisburg, he became foreman in the foundry department of the Pennsylvania Steel Works at Steelton in June of the same year. Later he was made superintendent of the same department, and has for the past twenty nears filled that responsible position with the utmost success and acceptance. Mr. Millhouse was married to Miss Catherine, daughter of William and Catherine (Tate) Bohl. Their children are: James W., bookkeeper for the Kelley Coal Company; Mabel, died June 2, 1894, aged twenty-three. Mr. Millhouse is a good Republican. He and his family are members of the Fourth Street Church of God.
William Bohl, father of Mrs. Millhouse, was a native of Cumberland county, and a cabinet maker. For a number of years he kept a hotel in Harrisburg. He was also justice of the peace. His wife, Catherine Tate, was a native of Cumberland county. Their children are: Catherine, Mrs. Millhouse, Mary, Benjamin, Charles, and James, deceased. Mr. Bohl is deceased, while Mrs. Bohl resides with her daughter, Mrs. Millhouse, and is in good health, at the advanced age of seventy-seven years. She is a consistent member of the Church of God.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 2 Sep 2001
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