- - As president of the Sharon Steel Hoop Company, of Sharon, Morris
Bachman is actively identified with one of the leading interests of the
place and is influential in promoting its business prosperity. Coming
from thrifty German ancestry, he was born April 12, 1866, in Strasburg,
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His father, Christian Bachman, a
furniture manufacturer by occupation, was like wise born in Strasburg
and lived there during all of his life. The ancestors of the Bachman
family came from Switzerland and settled in Lancaster county at the
time Penn made eastern Pennsylvania a place of safety for those of any
religious belief. The Bachmans for many generations have belonged to
the plain religious sects, the Friends and Mennonites.
the days of his youth and early manhood in Strasburg, Morris Bachman
was there graduated from the high school, after which he completed a
special course of study at the State Normal school, Millersville,
Pennsylvania. After finishing his schooling he entered the office of J.
W. Hoffman & Co., Philadelphia, iron and steel brokers, and from
there went to Pittsburg, where he became associated with Lindsay &
Mc Cutcheon, Carnegie Steel Company, William Clark Sons Company, J.
Painter & Sons Company and other mills which manufactured finished
steel in the lines in which he is now engaged. When the American Steel
Hoop Company was formed, which absorbed all of the mills in this line
of business, he was made the general sales agent of that company, with
offices in New York. After tilling that position for several years he
re signed and organized the Sharon Steel Hoop Company and since then
has made his residence in Sharon, where he has taken an active interest
in local affairs and is officially connected with many of its leading
organizations, being president of the Sharon Steel Hoop Company,
president of the Buhl Club and of the Sharon Country Club, vice
president of the Shenango Machine Company, director in the Merchants’
& Manufacturers’ National Bank, director in the American Steel
Foundries of New York and vice president of the Griffin Manufacturing
Company, of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bachman was married on June
8, 1897, to Miss Minnie Bachman, who, although bearing the same
surname, does not belong to the branch of the Bachman family from which
he is descended.
Source: (Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, pages 367-368)