Alexander B Deemer

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ALEXANDER B. DEEMER, who carries on farming in Burrell township, Armstrong county, is a native of the county, born July 17, 1849, on his father's farm in Kiskiminetas township, son of Philip Deemer, and grandson of Philip Deemer. His great-grandparents came from Germany at an early day and settled in Westmoreland county, near Greensburg.

Philip Deemer, father of Alexander B. Deemer, was born March 20, 1820, in Armstrong county, and died in February, 1904. He married Anna black, who was born in Armstrong county July 18, 1827, daughter of Alexander Y. Black (his wife was an Eckman), and died in March, 1908. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Deemer, four sons and five daughters: Mary J., Philip A., Alexander B., Sarah, Melissa, Lemuel, John, Miriam and Ellen. Mary J. married David Howell; Philip A. married Mary J. Edwards; Sarah married Israel George; Melissa married Henry Hazlett; Lemuel married Jane Knepshield; John died aged twenty-two, unmarried; Miriam married Sheridan Davidson; Ellen married James Painter.

Alexander B. Deemer is engaged in farming in Burrell township, having a fine farm of eighty-five acres, and raising grain, hay and stock, also doing some gardening. He is one of the substantial and respected citizens of his locality. He belongs to the Presbyterian Church, and in politics is a member of the Republican party.

On June 18, 1874, Mr. Deemer was married to Amanda J. Clark, of Clarion county, Pa., who was born March 13, 1858, daughter of Thomas C. and Leah (Boyer) Clark, and granddaughter of James Clark, a farmer of Clarion county, who lived to a good old age. He was of Scotch descent, his wife of German ancestry. To Mr. and Mrs. Deemer have been born four sons: James I., born Feb. 6, 1875, married Alma Cravener, and they have three daughters, Jennie E., Susanna and Alma I.; William Garfield, born Oct. 15, 1880, married Laura Mansfield, and has two daughters, Leona A. and Olive; Campbell O., born May 1, 1883, married Lizzie Hawk, and they have two daughters, Mary A. and Esther E.; Philip Alexander, born Jan. 17, 1893, died Jan. 24, 1913, married Velma Kerr, and they had one son, Philip Alexander, Jr. There are eight grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Deemer living. Mr. and Mrs. Deemer are members of the Crooked Creek Presbyterian Church in Bethel township. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and of Burrell Grange, No. 515.

Source: Page 669, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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