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David Zahniser

DAVID ZAHNISER,  farmer, post-office North’s Mills, is a son of  Michael and Mary (Mourer) Zahniser, and was born on the homestead in Lake Township, August 1, 1815, received his education at the log school-house, and remained on the homestead until 1883, when he purchased his present farm, where he has since resided. In 1843 he married  Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary (Devile) North, of Cool Spring Township, and by this union they have eight children: William A., of Lake Township, was born December 17, 1844, educated at the common schools, and in 1863 enlisted in Company F, Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served sixty days. In 1867 he married Jane M. Bromley,  daughter of Michael and Margaret Bromley, of Fairview Township, and has by her four children: Laura, Charles, Mary G. and J. Byron. He has held the office of school director of the township, is a member of the Stoneboro Agricultural Society, and votes the Republican ticket, and is a member of the Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Michael L.,  banker of Sandy Lake; Mary, Mrs. F. M. Fleming, of Jackson Township; Catherine, Mrs. R. D. Porter, of Sandy Creek Township; Maria, at home; Caroline, Mrs. John C. Hamilton,  of Lake Township; John I., on the homestead;  S. Milissa, at home. Our subject has been school director, supervisor and assessor of the township. He is one of the directors in the Sandy Lake Bank and an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and votes the Republican ticket. John Ira Zahniser  was born on the homestead where he now lives, August 8, 1858, attended the township schools, and has always been engaged in farming. In 1882 he married Della May, daughter of William Stroud, of Pittsburgh, and has one child, Howard Stroud. He has been auditor of Lake Township, votes the Republican ticket, and is one of the trustees of the Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1006-1007

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