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Wedded - Personals-Early History

Again Cupid's witcheries has entrapped one of our fair ones.

Jos. Heverly was in New York last week, interspersing business with pleasure.

Edward Park has gone to Luzerne county to teach during the fall and winter.

Mrs. Geo. Gregory, of Auburn Centre, Pa., is visiting relatives in the place.

We are informed that Chas. Strury has sold his farm to Jos. Deffenbaugh, and intends moving to the "sunny South."

O. F. Haverly has accepted a lucrative position agreeable to his aspirations, in connection with the working up of his new book, which he reports doing finely.

Early History of Township

To the subject of our last sketch, Jacob Hottenstein, we would add that he was Justice of the Peace for twenty-five years, postmaster twenty-two years, and held various other township offices. Politically Mr. H. was a Democrat. His first vote was cast in 1820 for President Monroe, who was a Democratic-Republican, and his last in 1880 for W. S. Hancock. The day following election, overcome with excitement, and the infirmities of old age setting n, he was prostrated to his bed from which he never arose. His remains were deposited in the German Reformed burial ground beside those of his wife who had died the year previous.

The following composed the members of the Hottenstein family: Sarah, Caroline, Lydia, Mary, William, George, John, Mandes and Solomon. All are living exception George and Solomon, who died in rebel prisons, the former at Andersonville, Ga., and the latter at Florence, S. C. John was also a soldier during the rebellion.