PHILIP FOX

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            PETER FOX, a much respected citizen of Mahoning township, Armstrong county, has lived on his present farm there for thirty years and has been a resident of the county for forty years.  He is a native of Germany, born June 29, 1834, in Hessen-Darmstadt, son of John and Elizabeth (Kline) Fox, who came to the United States in 1839, settling in Elk township, Clarion Co., Pa.  The father engaged in farming there, purchasing a tract of fifty-five acres which he cleared and improved, and upon which he passed the remainder of his life, dying there.  He reared a family of seven children: One son, who was a soldier in the Civil war, and died on the old homestead in September, 1911; Peter; Elizabeth, who married F. Black; John, deceased; Jacob; Mary, who married John Weist; and Balzer.

             Peter Fox lived on the paternal farm in Elk township, Clarion county, during his early years.  After reaching his majority he was employed about iron works at various places, at Madison Furnace in Clarion county, at Patrick Carr Furnace, Stewarton, Fayette county, and at Colwell Furnace, in Armstrong county; for eleven years he was employed at the Brady�s Bend Iron Works in this county.  Thirty years ago he settled on the farm of sixty-nine and half acres in Mahoning township where he has ever since made his home and engaged in farming.  He is an industrious, thrifty man, of upright character and steady habits, and in religious connection a Roman Catholic.  In politics he has been associated with the Democratic party.

             In 1859 Mr. Fox married Mary Fasenmyer, daughter of Balzer Fasenmeyer, of Clarion county, and they have ten living children, viz.:  Adeline, wife of B. Linnett; Matthias; Lizzie, married to M. Linnett; John; Charles; Joseph; Maggie, wife of John Sterner; Annie; Cora, and Ollie.

Source: Page 843, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed April 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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