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daughter of Daniel Harbold. The children
born to this union were: Daniel, William,
George, Noah and Sarah A. Religiously the
family are connected with the Reformed
Church. Mr. Heiges is a Democrat, but takes
no active interest in politics. Mr. Heiges is
a man of the strictest integrity and a high
sense of honor, and has gained the confiden'ce
and respect of all with whom he has had deal-
ings.

ADAM HOLTZAPPLE, a venerable res-
ident of York, was born in West Manchester
township, Nov. 10, 1816, son of Jacob and
Elizabeth (Eisenhart) Holtzapple. The only
school which he attended was a small one near
a blacksmith shop near his home. After leav-
ing school he helped his father on the farm for
some time, later learning the weaving trade.
He returned to farming, however, first in West
Manchester, and later in Dover township. In
the latter place he bought a farm and IWed
there till he retired from active life, when he
went to York to make his home with his daugh-
ter, Mrs. Hildebrand.

At the age of twenty-four Mr. Holtzapple
was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Ouickel.
daughter of Philip Ouickel. She died and was
buried at Strayer's Church in Dover township.
She was the mother of two daughters, namely :
Lovina, who married J. Z. Hildebrand, pres-
ent county commissioner : and Sarah, who died
young. While ]\Ir. Holtzapple is almost ninety



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years old, he is still active and erect, able to
attend to many lighter duties, such as market-
ing. His memory, too, is unimpaired, and he
is altogether a most unusually well-preserved
man.

JACOB HENRY BECK, foreman for the
Northern Central Railroad, residing at Glat-
felters station, comes from one of the old sub-
stantial families of York county. He was
born in North Codorus township, Oct. 2, 1854.

Andrew Beck, father of Jacob H., in early
life was a carpenter, but later turned his at-
tention to farming and followed that occupa-
tion on property which- he owned near Glad-
felters Station. He died there on Feb. 13,
1905, and is buried at the Ziegler Church. He
is survived by his widow, Catherine (Bentz)
Beck, who still resides on the homestead.
Their children were, Amanda, Rosa, Eliza-
beth, Ida and Jacob Henry.

Jacob H. Beck received his education in
the public schools and after finishing his
studies took a position in 1870 with the North-
ern Central Railroad as a laborer, working on
the repair gang. After three years at this
work, he was promoted to be assistant fore-
man, and as he proved himself strictly reliable
and trustworthy, attending closely to his own
business, he was made in 1878 foreman of sub-
di\-isioh 9j4. Glatfelters, with six men and an
assistant foreman under him. His portion of
the track is among the very best along the line
of the railroad.

Mr. Beck married, in 1879, Ella J., daugh-
ter of Jonas and Mary (Kissinger) Fiddler, of
York county, and five children have been born
to them, Lillie K., Andrew, Howard F., Lucy
M., and Hattie L. Mr. Beck is a Democrat,
and a good citizen, who has served his com-
munity as a member of the school board. Re-
ligiously he belongs to St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, known as Ziegler's Church, about two
miles west of Gladfelters, which church was
built early in the eighteenth century, and re-
built in 1880. The matter has now been taken
up again to build the third church, Mr. Jacob
H. Beck being the instigator, and it has been
decided so to do. Ground for the foundation
was broken Jan. 15, 1906. The building com-
mittee consists of five, Jacob H. Beck, Martin
Glatfelter, Martin Klinedinst, William Becker,
and Emanuel Ruth. The first church was an



old log building, the second a stone building,
and tne new one will be of brick, and thor-
oughly up-to-date. Ihis church is also known
as the Mother ot Five Churches — New Salem,
Stoverstown, Shaifers, Seven Valley and
Schulsters.

SIMON G. ENGLEBREATH, a farmer
of North Hopewell township, York county,
also engages quite extensively in the manufac-
ture of cigars.

Frederick Englebreath, grandfather of Si-
mon G., was a hotel and store keeper, and came
of a family of tavern keepers. He was a resi-
dent of Germany, where he died a wealthy
man.

Frederick Englebreath, Jr., father of our
subject, was born at the tavern home in Ger-
many in 181 5. He received an excellent edu-
cation in his native country, and learned the
shoemaking trade. There he married Miss
Katherine Stabley, born in the same country,
of an old German family of high standing. The
parents of our subject, with a baby six months
old, sailed from Bremen to Baltimore, Md., '
on a sailing vessel, which met contrary winds,
and was over six months on the voyage. On
arriving in this country the couple settled in
Seven Valley, York Co., Pa., for a time, in 1846
moving to Winterstown, where Mr. Engle-
breath purchased sixty acres of land. There
he died Jan. 13, 1893, his wife having passed
away in June, 1890. This couple were mem-
bers of the Lutheran Church in Germany, but
after their arrival in this country became con-
nected with the Evangelical Church. Political-
ly the father was a Republican. The children
born to Frederick and Katherine (Stabley)
Englebreath were as follows : Maria, Mrs.
Jeremiah Henry died in North Hopewell town-
ship; Dorothy married (first) Andrew Haney,
and (second) one Glessner of York, where she
died; Caroline married John Blymyer, of Bal-
timore, Md. : Lizzie is Mrs. Samuel Moore, of
Columbia, Pa. ; Simon G. ; and E. Frederick,
of Bedford, Pa., married Lizzie Wanterly.

Simon G. Englebreath was born Oct. 7,
1846, at Glen Rock., and was but a few months
old when taken to Winterstown by his parents.
He attended school in the latter place until
tweh^e years of age, when he went to work for
T. M. Curran, of Cross Roads, remaining with
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school in the winter months. During this time
i\ir. Jinglebreath took up the study of medi-
cine, but owing to the objections of his father,
he abandoned the same, and returned home for
a time. He returned to the Doctor after a
time, but again went home, taking charge of
the home farm, and caring for his parents the
remainder of their days. After the death of
his parents, Mr. Englebreath bought out the
claims of all other heirs, and the home prop-
erty is now in his possession.

In 1 87 1 Mr. Englebreath was united in
marriage with Miss Laura M. Blake, of Peach
Bottom township, daughter of Asbury and
Catherine (Webster) Blake, the latter a dis-
tant relative of Noah Webster, compiler of
Webster's Dictionary.

A few years ago Mr. Englebreath sold the
home property and moved to the borough prop-
er, where he engaged in carpentering and con-
tracting, and erected seven residences in Win-
terstown, as well as others at Cross Roads, and
worked at his trade in Columbia. Mr. Engle-
breath has been active in township affairs since
attaining his majority, casting his first vote
for Grant, on the Republican ticket, and voting
with that party ever since. He has served in
the borough as judge of election, tax collector
and is now serving his second term as school
director, of which board he has been secretary.
He united with the Evangelical Association
when eighteen years of age, and remained with
that body until its disorganization. Mr. En-
glebreath was a teacher in the Sunday-school
when nineteen years old, and later became
superintendent, and when the church became
divided he joined the branch that became the
United Evangelical body. Since that time he
has been superintendent of the Sunday-school,
is class leader, and has been trustee for a num-
ber of years. Mr. Englebreath affiliates fra-
ternally with the Red Men and the Knights of
the Mystic Chain. About ten years ago Mr.
Englebreath engaged in the manufacture of
cigars, and he has continued in that line ever
since, with great success. The children of
Mr. and Mrs. Englebreath were : Chester
Blake, who died at the age of twenty-one
years; Lula, at home; Georgianna, who died
at the age of six 3'ears; Raymond Dale; and
Walter Russell.

(GEORGE B. ZECH was born in New
Salem, York County, in May, 1864, son of



Peter Zech, and now conducts the only hotel in
North York borough.

Michael Zech, grandfather of George B.,
was born in York county, and followed farm-
ing ni Conewago and York townships. His
death occurred in York township, at the age of
seventy-five years. The children born to him-
self and wife were : Isaac, who died in York
county; Zacharias, who died in Shrewsbury
township; Peter, mentioned below; Harris,
who died in West Virginia; Reuben, who died
in York; William, who died in North Co-
dorus township; Sarah, who married Man-
nassa Sheaffer, and lives with her daughter
in North Codorus township; Annie, who mar-
ried Jacob Husson, and both are deceased;
and Lydia, who married Jacob Boyer, and died
in Logansville.

Peter Zech, father of George B., was born
in 1828, in York township, and followed
farming and various other callings, spending
the last ten years of his life in North York
borough and York City. He died in North
York borough, at the age of sixty-six years,
and was buried in Prospect Hill cem'eterv.
Mr. Zech was married three times. By his
first wife, Rebecca Bahn, he had two 'chil-
dren : Alexander, who enlisted in the United
States regular army Nov. i, 1871, and served
until July 17, 1900, when he died at Passa-
Co-Ballas, Cuba, and vi^as buried at Prospect
Hill, near York, March 24, 1901 ; and John,
who died young. Mr. Zech married (second)
Elizabeth Fishel, daughter of John and ]\Iary
Fishel, of Hopewell townshiy, and to this
marriage were born two sons. George B. and
Albert H. The mother died April 19, 1879.
and was buried at Shaffer's Church, Codorus
township. Mr. Zech's third wife, Henrietta
Smith, survives and lives in York.

George B. Zech attended the public schools
of Codorus township, and worked at farming
in York and Lancaster counties. He then
came to York and worked at the sale and ex-
change stable of Haas & Grove for three years,
after which he removed to Baltimore, where
he was employed as bar clerk for three years.
Returning to York he became bar clerk at
the "Central Hotel" and at the "Marshall
House," in all nine years. In 1899 he en-
gaged in the hotel business at North York
borough, and he has since continued in that
line. His hotel building is fitted with all
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a convenient location. Mi". Zech owns a one-
fourth part of the engine house which adjoins
his hotel.

In politics ^Ir. Zech is a Democrat, and
has served as councilman in the borough of
North York.

On Jan. 27, 1895, Mr. Zech married Mary-
Henry, daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann
Henry, prosperous farming people of Spring-
field township. Mr. Zech is not only a saga-
cious business man, but one of honor and in-
tegrity, and he enjoys the confidence of the
community.

JOHN B. HAMME, architect of the firm
of Hamme & Leber, is descended from one of
the earliest settlers of York county. John
Valentine Hamme, his great-great-grandfath-
er, was born in the village of Elsheim, in the
Province of Rhein-Hessen, Germany, three
hours journey from the city of Mayence, about
the year 1700. He sailed from Rotterdam in
the ship "Loyal Judith," arrived at Philadel-
phia and took the oath of allegiance Sept. 2,
1743. He went first to Tulpehocken, Berks
Co., Pa., but soon after went farther west into
York county, where he took up 333 acres of
land in Dover township, adjoining the village
of Weigelstown on the north, and \\hich has
remained in the possession gi his descendants
until the present time. Here his first wife
died and w'as buried on their farm in April,
1 75 1. He married again, in January, 1752,
Louisa May, by whom he had children, as fol-
lows : Catherine Dorothy married Daniel
May; Balthasar; Christian married Anna Ma-
ria Yoner; John Frederick (deceased); John
Jacob married Anna Elizabeth Herman, and
moved to Martinsburg, W. Va. ; and Anna
Maria married Rev. John Ruthrauff, and
moved to Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

John Valentine Hamme was naturalized by
Judges Gordon and Coleman at Philadelphia,
in June, 1763, and died in the spring of 1766,
"old in years," and was buried beside his first
wife in the family burial ground about 100
yards north of the line of the York & Dover
Electric railway just across the Little Cone-
wago Creek, where (1901) several stones
still marked their last resting place.

Balthasar Hamme, eldest son of Valentine
and great-grandfather of John B., was born
April 16, 1754, and upon his father's death in-



herited I99;?4 acres of land. To this tract he
added, from time to time, until he became an
extensive landholder, owning at th.e time of
his death 1,236 acres lying on both sides of the
Little Conewago Creek, in Dover and West
Manchester townships. He owned two dis-
tilleries in wdiich the grain from his farms was
converted into whiskey, hauled to Baltimore
by his own teams and exchanged for other
merchandise. He was also extensively en-
gaged before the days of railroads in the busi-
ness of freighting between Philadelphia and
Pittsburg, and had a number of teams on the
road making regular trips between those cities.
He, and also his brother Christian partici-
pated, in the w-ar for independence as members
of the Fourth Company, First Battalion,
York County Militia, commanded by their
brother-in-law, Capt. Daniel May, forming
part of the York County contingent to the Fly-
ing Camp, and saw active service at the seat
of war.

Balthasar Hamme was married to Cathe-
rine, daughter of Philip and Maria Ester Kre-
ber, and had children, as follows ; Susannah,
who married Daniel Rauhouser; John, de-
ceased ; John Jacob, w'ho married Anna Maria
Zimmerman; David, who married Susannah,
daughter of John and Anna Maria Wolf, and
moved to Ohio, finally settling near the city of
Springfield, in that State; Henry, who mar-
ried Lydia, daughter of John and Elizabeth
Heidelbaugh; Catherine, who married Jacob
Hoffheins; Anna Maria, who married John
May ; Adam, deceased ; John Frederick ; Lydia,
who married William Caldwell; and Jonas.
Balthasar Hamme died May i, ' 1826, three
years after the death of his wife, and they are
both buried in the cemetery at Salem (Stray-
ers) Church, near Dover, this county.

John Frederick Hamme, born Aug. 6,
1794, sixth son of Balthasar and grandfather
of John B., was married March 3, 1827, to
Margaret Rebecca, daughter of Conrad and
Barbara Gentzler and great-granddaughter of
Conrad Gentzler, who with his wife, Maria
Catherine, emigrated from Germany to Ameri-
ca Aug. 24, 1743- Their children were:
Jesse, who married (first) Rachael, daughter
of Charles Strine, (second) Elizabeth Shel-
lenberger, of Lancaster county, Pa., and moved
to Kansas in 1873; Alfred; John, who married
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Diehl; Maria, who married (iirst) Alfred
Schriver and (second) Jacob Gladfelter;
Adam, who married Mary, daughter of John
Kauffman; Sarah, who married Henr_v Z.
Bowman and Hves in Kansas; Elizabeth, mar-
ried to Jacob M. Spangler and who moved to
Renovo, Pa. ; and Rebecca, married to Dr.
Herman A. Eisenhart. John Frederick
Hamme died March 30, 1861, his wife having
passed away some time before.

Alfred Hamme, the second son of John
Frederick and father of John B., was born
Nov. 7, 1830, and married on March 20, 1853,
Maria, daughter of John Bentz and his wife
Magdalena, daughter of Philip and Sarah
(Kline) Blessing, of Hellam township. Her
grandfather was Peter Bentz, a Revolutionary
soldier and a member of Captain Simon Copen-
heaver's Company, Second Battalion, York
County Militia. He was a son of John Michael
Bentz whose father John, with his wife Maria
Magdalena, came to America from Germany
Sept. 25, 1732. He settled in that part of
Newberry township, which was later incorpor-
ated into the township of Conewago, where he
died about the year 1787. He was one of the
organizers of the First Lutheran (Christ)
Church in York, in 1733.

Alfred Hamme was engaged in farming
until 1887, when he moved into the city and
embarked in merchandising. He had children
as follows: Franklin, William (deceased),
George, Alfred, John Bentz, Sarah Ellen, Ed-
ward, Emma Kate, Charles (deceased) and
Magdalena. He was an upright honorable
man, a good citizen and an active Christian ; a
life long member of Christ Lutheran Church,
and for twenty-eight years a member of her
council, during .twelve of which he was the
honored president. He died April 15, 1893.

John Bentz Hamme, fifth son of Alfred
and Maria (Bentz) Hamme, was born April
8, 1862, in Manchester township, about two
miles from the city. In 1863 his parents re-
moved to York, and there he has since li\'ed.
He early attended the public schools, and later,
the York County Academy, under Prof.
George W. Ruby, and on Nov. 4, 1881, he en-
tered the office of J. A. Dempwolf. architect
of York, to take up the profession he has made
his life work. After five years of study under
the supervision of Mr. Dempwolf, he entered,
in September, 1886, the junior class at Cornell
University, taking the course in architecture
20



and graduating with the class of 1888. At that
time he received from his Alma Mater the of-
fer of a position hs instructor in architecture,
but, preferring to engage in the active practice
of his profession, he returned to the office of
his early preceptor, Mr. Dempwolf, with whom;
he remained until 1890, when he went to
Seattle, Wash. There he entered into part-
nership with John Parkinson, and erected a
number of structures including the magnifi-
cent building of the First National Bank of
that city. Returning to York he again entered
the office of Mr. Dempwolf, and in March,.
1900, in partnership with Edward Leber
formed the firm of Hamme & Leber, architects,
which has had an extensive and successful
practice from the beginning.

On Oct. 28, 1 89 1, Mr. Hamme was mar-
ried to Minnie A. Kohler, daughter of Elias
and Harriet (Peeling) Kohler, of York, who
is descended on her father's side from Flans
Philip Kohler, a native of Gern3any who emi-
grated to this country in 1738, when twenty-
one years of age, settling in Manchester town-
ship, and on her mother's side from Robert:
Peeling, great-great-grandfather, who came
to America from the north of Ireland just
■prior to the Revolutionary war, in which he-
served throughout as sergeant of Captain Ja-
cob Ashmead's company, 2nd Regiment, Penn-
sylvania Line, commanded by Col. James Ste-
wart. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of
Long Island, but escaped by swimming across
the East River at night. He died in 1837, and
is buried in Strickler's cemetery near Stony
Brook, this county. Mr. and Mrs. Hamme
have one child, John Alfred, born Aug. 13,
1897.

Mr. Hamme is a Republican in politics and
served four years — 1900-1904 — as a member
of the select council from the Ninth ward,
York, and as president of that body for one
year He is a member of the Lafavette Club,
the B. P. O. E., and of York Lodge No. 266,
F. & A. M. He is an active Lutheran, a mem-
ber of St. Matthew's Church of York, where he
is a successful teacher in the Sunday-school.
In all the relations of life — business, social and
religious — Mr. Hamme enjoys the respect and
esteem of all who know him.

WILLIAM F. BAUGH^IAN, dealer in
fertilizers, lumber, ties, shingles, wood, etc.,
and operating extensively on timber lands



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through York county, makes his home in
North HopeweU township, and is one of York
county's substantial business men.

WiUiam Baughman, father of our subject,
was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in
3833, and there attended school until he was
iourteen years old. He then worked on a farm
until he was twenty, when he came to the
United States. Having no capital to start a
.business of any kind, he went to Baltimore,
and from there to York, Pa., where he broke
stone in a stone quarry for many years. In
1855 he was married in York to Miss Mary
Kottcamp, a native of Prussia, Germany, who
came to the United States with her mother and
brothers, Henry, Fred and Charles, who now
reside in York. In 1865 Mr. Baughman lo-
cated in North Hopewell township, where he
Jjought a small tract of thirty acres, later sell-
ing this to purchase a larger farm. He was
a very active man in church work, being a
member of the Evangelical Church. In poli-
tics he was a Republican. He died in 1904,
aged seventy years, while the death of his wife
occurred in 1898, when she was aged sixty-
two years. They had these children : John
H., of North Hopewell township ; Annie, Mrs.
John S. Eckert, of Windsor township ; Will-
iam F. ; Charles S., of North Hopewell town-
ship ; Mary, Mrs. Lemuel S. Hake, of the same
township; Sarah J., Mrs. Nathan Landis, of
Winterstown ; and Lillie, Mrs. Oscar Grove,
■of North Hopewell township.

William F. Baughman was born in York,
York county, Jan. 19, 1862, and was about
five years old when his father located in North
Hopewell township. He attended the com-
mon schools of the township until about six-
teen years of age, first to Sue McGuiggan,
while Annie Gantz was his last teacher. Mr.
Baughman's educational opportunities were
few, and most of his education he has received
in the school of life. He remained with his
father on the farm until of age, and then hired
out as a farm hand for two years. On Oct.
4, 1883, he married Lottie Kohler, born in
what is now North Hopewell township, daugh-
ter of the late Henry Kohler, a native of Sax-
ony, Germany, who was a three years' man in
the 87th P. V. I., during the Civil war, re-
ceiving a wound in the leg at the battle of the
Wilderness. Mrs. Baughman's mother was



Hannah Bressler, also a native of Saxony,
Germany, and she is also deceased. After his
marriage our subject lived in a tenant house
for six years, and farmed tobacco and pota-
toes on shares. In the six years that he was
occupied in this way he accumulated $500, with
which he boug'ht his present place of forty-
six acres. About 1895 Mr. Baughman went
into the fertilizer business, afterward adding
the other branches mentioned above. He is a
self-made man. Everything he has in this
world he has acc^uired through his own efforts,
with the exception of a cow and one dozen
chickens which he received from home. Mr.
Baughman attributes his success to the fact
that he had good credit when he started in
the business for himself. He still has that
credit, and it is now unlimited. Mr. Baugh-
man is a member of the M. E. Church, which
he joined at twenty-three years of age, at that
time starting to take an active part in the
work of that organization. He has been trus-
tee and steward for years, and was greatly
instrumental in having the new church edifice
erected at Cross Roads, Pa. In politics he is
a stanch Republican, and has always given a
great deal of attention to the success of his
party. Although often solicited to do so, he
has always refused public office. Fraternally
he is connected with the Blue Lodge, No. 423,
A. F. & A. M., of Shrewsbury; Howell Chap-
ter, R. A. M., of York, No. 199; Gethsemane
Commandery, No. 75, York, Knights
Templar ; Felton Lodge, K. of P.

The following children have been born to
Mr. Baughman and his estimable wife:
Mayme, Annie, Emma, Ruth and William,
of whom Mayme is now attending the Peabody
Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, Md. ; and
Emma is now teaching her second term of
school in North Hopewell township .

G. W. BAMBERGER, a farmer of New-
berry township, York county, was born in
1863, at New Cumberland, Cumberland Co.,
Pa., son of Zacharias Bamberger.

The Bamberger family is an old established
one in Pennsylvania. Jacob Bamberger, the
great-grandfather of our subject, came from
Germany, where he was born in 1775, and he
died in 1842, in Dauphin county. Pa. His oc-
cupation through life was farming. He mar-



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ried Sophia Ettlee, born in 1778, and died in
1839, and they both were buried near Middle-
town, in Dauphin county. During a part of
his hie he had hved near iVIiddletown, Dauphin
county. Tliey had issue as foUows : Mary,
wife of Jacob Rife, deceased; Mrs. Motter,
deceased; WiUiam; Joseph, a minister of the
Church of God.

Wilhani Bamberger, grandfather of our



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