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and when completed will cost $175, ). It will

measure 170 by 65 feet, have a spire 125 feet high,
and seal li-IOii persons. In 1875 work on the church
edifice was temporarily deferred for the purpose of
erectile.: a parochial school, which was finished the

same year. It i- a three-story brick, 86 by 45 feet,

with four school-rooms in the two lower s|,,rie-, and
a public hall in the third or upper story. It was

opened in the spring of 1876, and gave accommoda-
tion to "•nil scholars. Just now the building i- leased
to the town for public school purposes. The total
value of the church property [including cemetery) is
J95, The trustees are Thomas Fagan and .lames

Moloney.

Rev. C. .1. O'Reilly, the fifth son of Bernard and

Mary O'Reilly, was born in the year 1886, mar Vir-
ginia, in the ( 'oiinty ( 'a\ an, Ireland, and is a descend-
ant of the house of P.retl'ne\ . ■ of the most influ-
ential and respected families of Ulster. Hi- family.
both on the paternal and maternal side, contrib-
ute.! several bishops and a large number of distin-
guished clergymen to the church. Hi- father was

one of the wealthy men of the . -.unity, and -.rave him

a liberal education. II. commenced his classical
course when only fifteen years old, and entered
the famous missionary college of All Hallow-, near
Dublin, iii September of 1858, was graduated in
a large class of -ixty with honors, and was ordained
for the diocese of Newark, state ..t N.-w Jersey, in



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WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.



June, 1858. He arrived in this country September
28th of the same year, and, after spending a short
time on duty in Newark, was appointed assistant
priest to Rev. John Kelley at St. Peter's Church,
Jersey City, where he labored for two years and be-
came very popular for his devotion in ministerial work.

He was subsequently appointed as assistant to Rev.
James Callan, pastor of St. James' Church of New-
ark, who, by special request to Bishop Bayley, secured
his services for six months. He received his letter of
appointment from the same prelate in December, 1860,
as pastor of the church of St. Philip and St. James,
at Phillipsburg, and had charge of all Warren County
till such time as the bishop was enabled to send other
priests to relieve him in part of his laborious and
extensive mission.

While in charge of the scattering Catholic popula-
tion of Warren County he built a church in Oxford,
and visited and attended to his flock there, and also
in Belvidere, Washington, Bloomsbury, Spriugtown,
and other places of less note throughout the county.

Since 1860 till this date (1881) he has labored with
almost unprecedented success in Phillipsburg, as the
church, large and most elegant parochial school, and
handsome residence attest. These buildings, which
he has erected within the last twenty years, are situ-
ated on Main Street, in a very select location, and are
ornaments to the town. He has always been a strong
advocate of temperance, and never hesitated to de-
nounce vice and wrong-doing in dignified and scath-
ing terms.

GRACE (EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN) CHURCH.

Grace Church was organized in the winter of 1869-
70 by Rev. M. H. Richards, now professor of Latin
and English at Muhlenberg College, and Jan. 9, 1870,
dedicated, services being conducted by Revs. E. Bel-
four and W. P. Ruthrauf. The members were de-
rived chiefly from St. James' in Greenwich and St.
John's in Easton. The persons appearing to have
been first received were M. Shimer, James Beekwith,
John Adams, E. H. Roseberry, George H. W. Staf-
ford, Annie Bearder, Alice Bartlett, and Sarah Bart-
lett. In January, 1871, the membership was 40, and
that of the Sunday-school 100. Mr. Richards resigned
in June, 1872, and was succeeded by Rev. W. O.
Coman, who remained in charge until Nov. 26, 1873.
Succeeding pastors were Revs. R. F. Weidner and J.
W. Mattern. The latter has been the pastor since
Oct. 22, 1878. It has now (February, 1881) a mem-
bership of 125, and is clear of indebtedness. The
elders are J. J. Troxell and S. L. Shimer; the dea-
cons, H. Hankey, F. Remaley, and E. Paulos. The
Sunday-school, in charge of the pastor, has 20 teach-
ers and about 100 scholars.

ST. LUKE'S (PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL) CI1URCII.

Farly in 1856, Rev. P. L. Jacques preached occa-
sionally in the village school-house for the Episco-
palians of Phillipsburg, and Dec. 22, 1856, St. Luke's



Church was organized. John Swift and Joseph C.
Kent were chosen wardens, and William St. George
Kent, William Newman, James R. Dalton, H. C.
Cooper, and H. R. Niles vestrymen. A handsome
stone church was presently erected, and June 9, 1861,
was consecrated by Bishop W. H. Odenheimer. The
actual cost of the building to the society was $4500.
The generous assistance of Joseph C. Kent supplied
the residue. The resident rectors and missionaries
who have served at St. Luke's are thus named : Revs.
P. L. Jacques, J. F. Esch, S. S. Lewis, W. H. Badger,

Walter Windeyer, E. B. Boggs, J. L. Myers, ■

Quinnell, F. D. Canfield, J. H. H. Demille, and Levi
Johnson. The congregation has averaged about 40
communicants, and for some years has remained
steadily at the same numerical strength. Services
are held now once each fortnight. The wardens are
J. C. Kent and George Ehrhart. The vestrymen are
John Newman, William Stevenson, E. Moule, Edward
Hays, and Charles Thorne. The Sunday-school, or-
ganized just before the formation of the church, has
from 40 to 50 scholars, and is in charge of Mrs. J. C.
Kent.

ST. JOHN'S (GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN) CHURCH.

This church was organized Feb. 5, 1875, by Rev.
R. F. Weidner, who remained the pastor two years,
and was followed by Rev. Herman Eggers. During
his pastorate Mr. Eggers was killed by an accidental
fall through a trap-door into the church cellar. St.
John's was formed chiefly by members of Zion
Church, of Easton, and numbered at the outset up-
wards of fifty members. Now there are one hundred
and forty. Services were held in Grace Church until
the summer of 1876, when St. John's Church was
first occupied. Since organization one hundred and
thirty-six members have been received. The present
pastor, Rev. Thomas Steck, has been in charge since
February, 1880. The Sunday-school has about one
hundred scholars, and is in charge of William Ochs.
The church property is valued at $5000.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PHILLIPSBURG.

The First Baptist Church was organized by Rev
A. E. Francis, early in 1880, with twenty-four con-
stituent members. Two years before that a Baptist
Sunday-school was formed, Thomas Armstrong being
the first superintendent. R. G. Stambach, chosen
deacon in 1880, still serves. A society has been or-
ganized, with R. G. Stambach, AVilliam Stites, and
Charles Ingham as trustees. Indications are that a
house of worship will be erected this year (1881).
The church membership is thirty. The pastor is Rev.
H. A. Chapman. Meetings are held in Hagerty's
Hall.

VII.— SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS, Etc.
WARREN GASLIGHT COMPANY.

This corporation was chartered March 25, 1875.
Previously, in 1863, the Phillipsburg Gaslight Com-
pany was incorporated, but the charter was eventually



town of i*iiii.ui'si:ri:<;.



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abandoned without having produced any tangible
results. The capital of the Warren Gaslight Com-
pany was fixed at $25,000, of which ten per cent.
was forthwith subscribed. At tin- lir.-t inretiicr nl
the stockholders, Nov. L6, 1877, J. A. Cloud, Daniel
Bunkle, Joseph C. Kent, S. A. Comstocfc, B. T. Har-
ps, J. II. Hagerty, and David Mix-ell were chosen

directors. 8. A. Comstoek was elected i . r. - i . 1 . -n t .

David Mixsell secretary and treasurer, and Samuel
Trumbore superintendent. Since 1854 the Easton
Gaslight Company had been supplying Phillipsburg.
They refused to sell to the Warren company the pipes
already down in Phillipsburg, and the latter corpo-
ration proceeded accordingly to erect works and lay
pipe. J. \. Cloud, of Philadelphia, took the con-
tract for $25,000, and completed it .July 20, 1878.
[The company started with ninety-eight consumers,
and have now one hundred and fifty-three, having
about pushed the Easton company from the local
field. The directors are Daniel Bunkle, J. C. Cent,
Samuel Triiiiihniv, S. \. Comstock, David Mixsell,
ami J. H. Hagerty. The officials have remained the
same since 1877.

PHXLLIPSBDBG HORSE -HAIL WAY COMPANY.

This company was chartered April 9, 1867, but not
organized until 1871. The capital was fixed at $50,000,
and remains unchanged. I.. C. Reese was chosen
president, and .1. W. Long secretary and treasurer.
The company's track extends from the Phillipsburg
bridge to the Andover Iron Company's works. Wil-
liam M. Dale is president, and J. W. Long secretary
ami treasurer.

lMlll.l.ir.-r.i RG NATION M. HANK.

The Phillipsburg Hank was organized under the
State laws. March 19, 1856, with a capital of .^lO.oiii),
divided into I 1 ""' shares. The directors were I iharles
Sitgreaves (president), Henrj Segraves, William R.

Sharp, Lewis Y g, James Stewart, Samuel D.

Btryker, John Fulmer, Cornelius Stewart, and John
Green. Lewis ( '. Iteese was chosen cashier. In 1865
the institution was chartered as a national hank, with
the capital still lixed at $200,000. M r. Sitgreaves con-
tinued t<> be the president until his death, in 1878,
when Samuel Boileau was chosen to succeed him.
Mr. Reese was the cashier until December, 1877.
Since then John E. Bachman has occupied the place.
The directors, February, L881, were Samuel Boileau,
Cornelius Stewart, Joseph < I. Kent, William I-'. Boil-
eau, John Riegel, II. II. Cline, William M. Davis,
penry Segraves, and .lame- Lomerson, Messrs. Stew-
art and Segraves have been directors Bince 1856.
Tie bank has an average loan and discount account

of $800, a deposit account of $250,000, a surplus

bf $40,000, an undivided profit-and-loss account of
145, and a circulation of $180,

TII1-: I'HII.I.II'SIII ltu BUILDING, LOAN, IND SAYINGS-BANK,

founded in L874, endured but a few years, and is now
in liquidation. The first president was William Feit,



the second Daniel Hulshizer, and the last John
Schultz.

DELAWARE LODGI I \M' \. M.

Delaware Lodge was organized under dispensation
Dec! 1,1 858, when there were present the M. W. ' !. M.,
the secretary, and the R. W.( 1. L. of the State. There
were also in attendance Brothers E. II. Bird,W. M.;
II. M. Norton, S. W.; S. Freeman, J. W. ; L. Lomer-

BOD, 'Ina-.; J. R. I Mitt, i,..-. 1 1. : A.J. I'arraml, J. D. ;

William M. Patterson, M.C.; II. Bowers, Tyler ; be-
sides J. F. Dumont, John Green, Burrows Riley,
George Sweeny, and others. Since organization the
Masters of the lodge have been E. H. Bird, II. M.
Norton, E. Teel, C. M. Clark. . I. F. Carhart, J. W.
Dean, W. R. Wilson. W. M. Patterson, J. E. Moon,
R. .1. Swackhammer, S. I!. Van Arsdale, A. P. Teel,
Samuel Freeman, P. II. Pursell, William Heers, J.
Eylenberg, S. W. De Witt, J. II. Brensinger, J. L.
Kellar, and David Mixsell. The membership is now
L38. The officers are:

n. Hixaell, W. M.. I II Harris, S. W.; ". C. Bunting, J. W.j .). F.
Slieppald, Treas.; J. D. Sweeny, Sec; W. B. Harwlg, S. D . «
Hnlshlzar.J. D.; TIiob. I.n-ty, s. M. 0.; F. Eneadlor, J. M
II. It. Townsend, Chaplain ; J. MelUok, Tyler.

EAGLE CHAPTER, No. 30, B, A. M.

The officers of the chapter, February, 1881, were as
follows :

n. Eldino, M. t:. II. P.j ,1.8. Bowers, K. K.. I. P.Oarpenti r, i:. S.; J. SI.
Harris, 0. II.; W. II. Mien), P. S.; A.J. CUfton, B, A. 0.; O.Dennjr,
G. >l. 3d v.: G. 11. Mlllen, P. II. 1'.. G. M 2d v.; G. II. Joe
II. P., G. M. 1st V.j J. F. Sln-ppard, Treas.; J. I. Lake, See.; Bar.
H. It. Townsend, Chaplain; J. Uelllok, Tylor.

ACCHO LODGE, No. 12, I. 0. 0. F.,

was instituted Nov, 25, 1867. The charter members
were Lewis lline, Wm. Hess, n. w. Beers, Moses
Bush, John P. Lesher. The members number now
16. The officers are I>. McMullen, N. G.; Thomas
Castle, V. G.; Thomas Lusty. R. S. ; Benjamin
Schraniz. Treas.

MONTANA LODGE, Ho. S3, i%. "T r..
was instituted .Tune 11, 18ii9. The charter members
were R. B. Carhart, Louis Hine, 1>. II. McConnell,
A. B. Bechtel, B. L. Harris, L. II. Nailor, Wm. N.
Burnside. The membership in February, 18*1, was
48. The officers at that time were John II. Person,
C. C. ; G. II. Rooks, V. C.; Isaac Shields, Jr., Prel-
ate; R. B. Carhart, K. of R. and S. ; Isaac Shi. -Id-.

Sr., M. of K. ; R. B. Carhart, M. of I'.; Jeremiah
Gillinger, M. at A.; Louis Diesly,O.G.; Wm. Ree-

mer, I. G.; .lame- E. Moon, Rep. to < '<■ L.

PHJXLIPSBl BG QROVE, No, 11. 1 . A. O. D.
drove No. 11 was organized Sept. 17, 1866. The
membership is now 50. The officers ar.- Andrews.
Smith. N, L; D. G. Bhafer, V. A.; Wm. Smith.
Sec; David Quear, Treas.; F. G. Kirkendal, I. G.j
George Creveling, '». <;.; I>. W. Bowera, Trustee;
Garret Van Camp, K. II. B. to N. A.; W. II. Myers,

I.. II. I!, to N. A. : II. A. Harris. R. \\. ]',. to V. A. ;



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J. B. Bowers, L. H. B. to V. A. ; Lewis Deisle, Con. ;
Geo. H. H. Arms, P. A.

PHILLIPSBURG DIVISION, No. 28, SONS OF TEMPERANCE,

was organized March, 1866. The officers are Mrs. H.
P. Smith, W. P. ; Peter Koch, W. A. ; Henry Rhodes,
R. S. ; Mrs. Lizzie Keeper, F. S. ; J. F. Vivian, Treas. ;
Wm. Keeper, Chap.

PHILLIPSBURG DIVISION, No. 30, BROTHERHOOD OF LOCO-
MOTIVE ENGINEERS,

was organized in 1S65. The membership is 70. The
officers are Allen Dodd, C. E. ; Jacob Rustay, F. A.
E. ; E. M. Osmun, Sec. of Ins. ; J. Widener, Journal
Agt,

JOHN G. TOLMIE POST, No. 50, G. A. R.

A Veterans' Association, organized in 1878, joined
Feb. 11, 1881, in forming G. A. R. Post No. 50. The
constituent members numbered 26. The officers are
J. H. Brensinger, C. ; John Segreaves, S. V. C. ; J.
H. T. Christern, J. V. C. ; E. H. Bieber, Surgeon ;
M. M. Fisk, Adjt. ; Ellis Newman, Q. M. ; Jos. Nut-
tall, O. D. ; Franklin Ehly, O. G. ; Peter H. Hagar,
Q. M. S. ; Francis Henn, S. M. ; John Miller, Chap.

MAT COUNCIL, No. 5, 0. U. A. M.,

was instituted June 27, 1877, with R. B. Carhart,
Wm. Shannon, P. H. Pursell, W. W. Hunt, S. B.
Stewart, George Creveling, S. O. Beers, and Isaac
Shields as members. Feb. 17, 1881, the membership
was 78, and the officers C. Creveling, C. ; S. O. Beers,
V. C. ; R. B. Carhart, R. S. ; John Taylor, A. R. S. ;
R. B. Carhart, F. S. ; Isaac Shields, Treas. ; D. Dal-
rymple, J. N. ; S. Root, Ex. ; F. Garis, I. P. ; George
Creveling, O. P. ; R. B. Carhart, Representative to
State Council.

MALASKA COUNCIL, 0. U. A. M., JR.,

was organized Sept. 8, 1868, with 16 members. The
chief officials were John Beck, C. ; Thomas A. Kel-
lar, V. G; Charles S. Lockwood, R. S.; W. H.
Myers, F. S. ; William Smith, Treas. Now the mem-
bership is 50, and the officials J. Frank Anderson, C. ;
Marshal Beers, V. C. ; A. T. Andrews, R. S. ; C. B.
Creveling, F. S. ; W. H. Arms, Treas.

PHILLIPSBURG LODGE, No. 2188, KNIGHTS OF HONOR, OF
NEW JERSEY,

was organized April 29, 1880. with forty members.
There are now forty-two. The officers are Samuel
Phipps, P. D. ; J. P. Carpenter, D. ; S. Hulshizer, V.
D.; S. Terreberry, A. D. ; M. L. Hyndman, R. ; A.
J. Clifton, F. R. ; T. K. Young, G. ; L. M. Osmun,
Treas. ; S. S. Myers, Chap. ; W. J. Barnitz, G. ; B. B.
Sweazy, Sen. ; L. E. Osmun, M. E. ; Samuel Phipps,
R. A. ; George W. Wilhelm, Rep. to G. L. ; J. S.
Bowers, D. Troxell, and A. F. Shedd, Trustees.

GREENWICH COUNCIL, No. 500, ROYAL ARCANUM,

was organized Sept. 25, 1880, with seventeen members.
There are now twenty. The officers are George E.
Meeker, R. ; George Denny, V. R. ; Dr. J. H. Grif-



fith, O. ; John Alpaugh, P. R. ; M. L. Hyndman, Sec. ;
James Drake, F. S. ; J. H. Hagerty, Treas. ; J. S.
Gorgas, G. ; D. P. Smith, Chap. ; J. H. Tanner, O. S. ;
Isaac N. Street, I. S. ; George E. Meeker, D. D. R.

FROST REFORM CLUB.

This temperance organization is prosperously en-
gaged in excellent work. A club-room in Hagerty's
Block is free to the public and is much resorted to.
W. S. Johnson is the president, and Samuel Way sec-
retary.

MUSC0NETCONG TRIBE, No. 49, I. O: R. M.,

was organized Sept. 17, 1874. The officers are Louis
Diesley, S. ; Benjamin Snyder, S. S. ; M. Stadlehofer,
J. S. ; Casper Vetter, C. of R. ; Joseph Benner, K.
of W.

WASHINGTON CAMP, No. 5, OF NEW JERSEY, P. 0. SONS OF
AMERICA,

organized Sept. 14, 1872, has twenty-nine members.
The officers are Jacob Young, P. ; C. E. Mason, P. P. ;
Frank Andrews, V. P. ; D. Troxell, M. of F. and C. ;
J. Eilenberger, R. S. ; William Nailor, F. S. ; James
Drake, Treas. ; David Kutzler, Con. ; George Case,
I. G.

PHILLIPSBURG BAND

was organized in 1875 by William and Marcus Fisk.
Its leader is now George West and membership fif-
teen.

CENTENNIAL FIRE COMPANY, No. 1.

Phillipsburg remembers the demise of two fire-
engine companies within its borders. Warren Fire
Company, owning a steamer, disbanded in 1875, and
Andover Fire Company, "with a hose-carriage and
hand-engine, in 1874.

Centennial Fire Company, No. 1, was organized
Jan. 26, 1876, with 50 enthusiastic members. There
are now on the rolls 25 active members. A hose-
carriage was the apparatus at the outset, but in
the summer the town purchased for the company a
handsome Silsbee steamer of the third class, then en
route to the Philadelphia Centennial display, to be
placed on exhibition. Its cost-price was $4000. B.
B. Sweazy was the first foreman of the company, and
George W. Wilhelm the first president. They still
occupy those positions. Lewis T. Brandt lias been
the engineer since 1876.

PHILLIPSBURG POST-OFFICE.

The Phillipsburg post-office was not established
until 1852. Previous to that mail was obtained at
Easton. Abraham Lommason was the first postmas-
ter. He served until 1861, and was succeeded by
L. M. Teel. Charles Sitgreaves, Jr., was appointed
in 1866, and gave place in 1869 to the present in-
cumbent, J. R. Lovell, who entered the post-office at
Phillipsburg, July 5, 1865, as a clerk under Mr. Teel,
and continued in it as deputy until commissioned
himself in 1869. Mr. Lovell came to Phillipsburg in
1847, and was for some years in charge of the public
schools of Phillipsburg as superintendent. Phillips-



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bur;,' post-office receives and forwards daily twenty-
two mails. During each three months $3400 are dis-
bursed on money-orders and $2500 received on orders
issued.

VIII.— MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.
J.J'. Temp I'm & Co. — The firsl manufacturing es-
tablishment of any consequence established in Phil-
lipsburg is Baid to have been the iron- and lira s-
jbundry and finishing-shop of J. R. Templin & Co.
They began operations in l.S-l.s, anil until .Inly I.
1855 (when the works were burned), thej carried on

a profitable and extensive business. Ajnong s of

tlnir most important work may !>!• mentioned tin-
casting (in connection with the Eagle Foundry, of

Kastimi of tin' large iron pillars used in constructing

theCrystaJ Palace in NewYork. After the fire, in
1866, tins firm retired.

Tin- Andover Tron Company. — A much more im-
portant enterprise than Templin »v Co.'s foundry was
Created ill 1848 by Peter Cooper, Edward Cooper, anil
A. B. 1 1 witt. all of New York. Thej built a blast-
hirnace about a mile below Phillipsburg, and called
it the Cooper Iron-Works. Ore was received from
their mines in Sussex County, in 1849 the Coopers
and Hewitt organized the Trenton Iron Company,
n iih Peter Cooper aa president. The company owned
also a rolling-mill at Trenton. By 1850 the works at
Phillipsburg were enlarged so that they included three
furnaces. I n I SOS, Philadelphia capitalists bought the
Phillipsburg interest of the Trenton Iron ( lompany, as
well as their mine interests, and organized the Ando-
ver Iron Company, with a capital of$l, ,000. Two

new blast-engines were at once supplied to the works,
whose capacity was also increased in other directions.

There arc now three stacks, — two measuring 60 by 8

each, and one measuring 75 by 18. The company
own ore-mines at Vodover and Roseville, in Sussex
i 'ounty, at two localities in Morris • lounty, and have

under lease mines i M Morris and Warren Counties.

Pig iron of all grades is produced, n ith Bpecial quali-
ties for plates and nails. The total animal capacity

of the works aggregates 50,000 net tons. At the fur-
nace from 150 to 2 in-ii are employed, and at the

mines 200; 70000 tons of coal are ased annually.
The works cover an area of about 20 acres. William

Firmstone was the first president of the \

Iron Company, and J. Dillingham Fell the second.

(i -ge I'. Chi, now the president, was the third.

The secretarj and treasurer is F. A. Comly. The
company's office is at Philadelphia. Mr. Joseph c.
Cent, the superintendent, has been in charge of the
works since 1854, and Bince 1848 has been employed

there.

Reese <f Company, in 1849, \. R. Reese & Co.
began, in n bumble way, to manufacture agricultural

implements at Phillipsburg, and the t'l r- 1 year shipped

to market 11 mowers ami reapers. The business

thrived mil in IS . the new iirm ol I- e.-e. [nomas



it Gould was formed with increased capital. That
year it produced 500 power corn-shellers, -Jon grain-
drills, and a good many mower- and reaper-. Started

with a capital of $500 in 1849, the business demanded

in I860 a capital of $60, A stock companj was

formed tor the further enlargement of the business
ami thrived until 1876, when disaster overtook and
ended the enterprise. The ground and works have
been unoccupied since 1876.

/■'. /'. Ih-ii,l:l,<,n-r has been engaged .since ls7J in
the building of engines, agricultural implement-, and
mill machinery. He employs from 20 to 40 hands.

John T'm.Ltil a- Cb.— In L850, John Tindall & Co.
erected a large distillery at Phillipsburg, capable of
consuming 60,000 bushels of grain and prod
240,000 gallons of whisky annually.

Warren Foundry and Machini Company.- This, the
most important manufacturing interest possessed by
Phillipsburg, was inaugurated in 1856. Thecompany

was chartered March 6th ol' that year w ith a capital of

$200,000. Tin- first directors were .lame- BfcKeen

i president i, John I.. Riegel, Russel S. Chid.-cy. I '. J.

Miller. Daniel Runkle, Charles Sitgreaves, and John
Lander. Samuel C. Brown was chosen secretary and
treasurer, ami X. C. Sudson superintendent. The

workshops, all of -tone, were completed in the sum-
mer Of 1856, and included a foundry. Ill' by 180, hi-

gine-house, 30 by 50, blacksmith's simp. 7u by 70, and

a machine— hop, 7o hy 400. A railw ay-tr:Tck was laid

through the -Imp and connected with the New Jersey
Central and Lehigh Valley Railroads. The works

proper cover about 10 aire-. The charter provided

for the carrying on of a general foundry and manu-
facture of stoves, steam mill-gearing, ear-wheels, and

machinery of all kinds. Especial attention is now
given to the manufacture of ca-t-iron water- and gaS-
pipes, branches, bends, retort-, Hange-pipe, etc. Su-
perior facilities are enjoyed for the conduct of the
business, and heavy contracts are often taken to sup-
ply large cities with iron columns and water-pipes.

The number of hands usually employed reaches W0.
At time- the force employed aggregates 500. In 1866
the working capital was reduced to $100,000, and in
1878 increased to $250,000, at which latter figure it
mm -tand-. The directors for 1881 are Daniel Run-
kle, John I.. Riegel, John Lander. John Ingham.

Thos. I.. M.-Keeu. i 'ha-. Stewart, and Jas. W. Long.
Messrs. Runkle, Riegel, and Lander have been direc-
tors since 1856. Daniel Runkle has been president

and trea-urer since 1864, Win. R. Wil-on ha- heen
iv since l.Slil, and John Ingham superintend nt

jinci 1866. The sales of the company in I880aggre-
gati d 26,000 tons of manufactured material.

PMUiptburg i. In I860, John Drake

purchased of Joseph Howell a tract of land on the
river, and agreed to erect extensive iron-rolling mills
thereon. Although he failed to redeem the pledge, he

sold the property the same year tO John Sample and
Peter 1'hlcr. who carried OUt the project and : :



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in it about §140,000. They put in a force of SO men,
and during the ensuing two years manufactured a
good deal of bar iron. In 1862 they sold out to the
Delaware Rolling-Mill Company, composed of John
Tindall, Daniel Hulshizer, John Drake, and John
Eyerman. After a brief but persistent effort to win



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