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John L. Zahniser

JOHN L. ZAHNISER,  farmer, post-office Jackson Centre, was born April 11, 1816, in Mercer County, Penn., to William, who married Eleanor Statler, mentioned in the sketch of A. J. Zahniser. Our subject was educated in the pioneer log cabin sufficiently to teach nine terms, the first term being conducted in an old dwelling known as the Craig house, in 1836. June 4, 1846, he was married to Lucy North, a sister of John North, whose sketch appears elsewhere. She was born October 16, 1822, in Sandy Lake Township, and has blessed her husband with eleven children: Amanda M., William N., Elizabeth, R. J., John M., Samuel S., Mary E, Kate M., Daniel W., Eva L., and George A., a teacher. Mr. Zahniser has served as county auditor one term, township assessor, auditor, school director twenty-nine years, and was thirty years a justice of the peace. His estimable wife is a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the Jackson Township Live Stock Insurance Company, and is a Democrat.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1019

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