SCHLOSSER, Andrew, dairyman and farmer, was born in Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pa., January 19, 1861. He is a son of George and Catherine (Mountz) Schlosser, both natives of Europe. His father was born in Alsace, France, and his mother in the town of Willaugha, in Wurtemberg, Germany. They were married in Lower Paxton township March 19, 1857. They had six children, four of whom are living : David, Andrew, Joseph, and Emma Jane, wife of Charles Spees. Those deceased are : Clara, died aged fourteen years, nine months and eighteen days ; and Sarah Jane, aged two years and five months. The father died September 12, 1893, and the mother is still living.
Andrew Schlosser took the usual course of study in the public schools of Lower Paxton and Susquehanna townships. At the age of nineteen he was apprenticed to Reuben Morret, of Harrisburg, to learn carpentry, and served two years. After finishing his apprenticeship and attaining his majority he concluded to choose another occupation. He went upon the farm, and has since been continuously engaged in agricultural pursuits.
He was married, December 5, 1885, to Phoebe A., daughter of Montgomery and Mary A. (Yeager) Hughes. They have three children : Clara May, born January 22, 1886 ; Alice Pearl, June 19, 1887 and Rella May, January 26, 1893, died August 17, 1893.
Mr. Schlosser has served as election inspector for one year in the South precinct of Susquehanna township. He is a Democrat. He belongs to Castle, No. 250, K. of G. E., at Harrisburg. He and his family are members of the Lutheran church.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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