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han) Gangewere, the latter named being a daugh-
ter of William Hanghan. He is one of a family
of seven children, the names of the others being
as follows : George W., who married Libbie
Balliet, and their family consisted of two chil-

dren, Grace, and ]\Iamie, deceased ; Peter, wha
married Nora Schmidt, and they are the parents
of one child, Gertrude Gangewere ; Edward, who
married Myra Stout, and their children are Ed-
ward, and Arthur Gangewere ; Annie, wife of
Albert Boch, and mother of four children:
Mamie, Fred, Harold, and Helen Boch; Clinton,

deceased, who was the husband of Theresa

and father of two children, Charles, and Lillian
Gangewere; and Charles, who married Carrie
Hefflefinger, no issue.

Harry McC. Gangewere acquired a practical
and thorough rudimentary education in the public
schools of Allentown, which he attended until
he was fourteen years of age, when he entered the
employ of Dauffer Brothers, to learn the butch-
ering business. After serving the regular term
of apprenticeship he worked for them in the
capacity of journeyman for a number of years,
and his connection altogether with the firm ex-
tended over a period of seven and a half years.
He then entered into partnership with his broth-
ers George and Peter, and they engaged in the
same line of trade under the name of Gangewere
Brothers. This connection was continued for
two and a half years, during which time they
handled about thirty head of cattle per week. L'pon
the dissolution of the firm, Harry ;McC. Gange-
w-ere purchased the property at 534 Walnut
street, Allentown, and established a business on
his own account. This was in the year 1886, and
during the intervening time, a period of eighteen
years, he has continued in the same place, and his
trade has steadily increased in volume and im-
portance. At the present time he handles about
twenty head of cattle per week and manufactures
his own products, such as lard, sausage, puddings,
bacon and hams. j\lr. Gangewere is an active
and public-spirited citizen, is intelligently in-
formed on the current affairs of the day. and
takes an earnest interest in both local and national
issues. He has been a candidate for the office of
county treasurer twice, but was defeated each
time by a small majority. He is vice-president of
the Lehigh County Democratic Society, a member
of the Free and Accepted ]\Iasons, and a member
of the Knights of the Golden Eagle.



Mr. Gangewere was united in marriage to
■Susie Maxwell, thie eldest of six children born to
William and Caroline (Dorward) Maxwell, the
names of the others being as follows : Samuel,
-who married Clara Peters, and their children are,
Wilmer, and Ruth Maxwell; Mary, wife of Dr.
J. P. Brown, and mother of one child, Ruther-
ford Roy Brown ; Ella, wife of John L. Schwartz,
and mother of one child, Francis Schwartz ;
Sarah, wife of Patrick Mack, and mother of seven
children: Mamie, Sarah, Ella, Robert, William,
Maggie, and another; Caroline, wife of Jacob
Christ, and they are the parents of one child,
Aquilla Christ. Mr. and Mrs. Gangewere are
the parents of five children, all of whom are un-
married, as follows : Dorothy May, Harry,
Homer Stanley, Dallas Samuel, and Caroline
Elizabeth Gangewere. The family are consistent
members of the Lutheran church.

residents of Cherryville, Northampton county,
Pennsylvania, who have attained large financial
gain and also an enviable reputation in business
circles through their own individual etTorts and
by reason of reliable and thoroughgoing methods,
is William H. Gangewere, who was born August
26, 1834, in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, a son
of Solomon and Betsy Gangewere, also natives of
that county, in which section the family were
■early settlers.

William H. Gangewere was reared to man's
estate in his native county, obtained his educa-
tion in the common schools thereof, and from the
age of two until twenty-one years was an inmate
in the home of his uncle, John Hollocher. On ar-
riving at a suitable age he served an apprentice-
ship at the trade of tinsmith under his uncle,

which line of work he followed successfully for
a period of almost thirty years. In 1857 Mr.
Gangewere took up his residence in Cherryville,
Northampton county, and after conducting his
trade there for a number of years, turned his
attention to his present occupation, that of fruit-
grower and truck gardener. His time is fully
devoted to the raising of strawberries, raspberries,
blackberries, peaches, apples, pears and other
fruits, also all kinds of garden truck. His opera-
tions are conducted on a seventy- four-acre farm
whereon there is a comfortable and commodious
residence in which he and his family live in com-
fort and peace. During the passing years his
business has increased wonderfully both in vol-
ume and importance, and he is now numbered
among the most extensive and most successful
fruit-growers and truck-gardeners in his section
of the county. He is a man of genial, sociable
disposition, and is kindly disposed toward his
neighbors and friends who in turn regard him
with affection and esteem. He is an active, prom-
inent member of the United Evangelical church ;
a firm adherent of the principles of Republican-
ism, and renders substantial aid to every move-
ment which has for its object the advancement of
religion and the benefit of humanity.

In 1858 Mr. Gangewere was united in mar-
riage to Miss Clara App, daughter of the late
William App, who was one of the prosperous citi-
zens of Northampton county. Six children were
the issue of this union, one of whom is now de-
ceased. The surviving members of the family
are : Alice, wife of George B. Dieter ; Theophilus ;
David, who married Minnie Henrichie, daughter
of Louis and Mary Henrichie ; George and Jo-
seph Gangewere.


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