D O Kamerer

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D.O. KAMERER, a farmer of Sugar Creek township, Armstrong County, Pa., was born in Fairview township, Butler county, Pa., April 1, 1875, son of William Kamerer. Daniel Kamerer, his grandfather, was a pioneer of Butler county.

William Kamerer was born in Butler county where he was reared and educated. During the Civil war he served first for a period of three months as a substitute, and at the expiration of that time reenlisted. Although he was never wounded except in the wrist, he doubtless suffered from exposure and hardships, as he died when only forty-nine years old. After it was organized he joined Chicora Post, G. A. R. In 1866 he married Anna Kinkaid, like himself, a native of Fairview township, and they had twelve children, two daughters who died in childhood, and ten sons, two of whom are deceased. Both William Kamerer and his wife belonged to the Reformed Church. Politically he was a Republican, and he held numerous township offices.

D.O. Kamerer attended school in both Fairview and Sugar Creek townships. When eighteen years old he began working on the home farm in Butler county, and was so successful that he took charge of it and continued to operate it until his marriage, when he was twenty-four years old. At that time he moved to Oakland township, but after five years returned to Fairview township, and for a year was engaged in teaming. He then went to Clarion county, Pa., and for a year conducted a mercantile establishment, but sold to go to Brady�s Bend township, Armstrong county, where for three years he conducted a dairy, delivering milk to East Brady. At the expiration of the three years he came to his present 100-acre farm, which is known as the Old Boltz property. Since taking possession of this farm he has erected new buildings and has put the property in excellent shape. He carries on general farming, and is considered one of the advanced agriculturists of his township.

Mr. Kamerer married Lulu Anderson, a daughter of L. M. and Elizabeth (Brown) Anderson, the former veteran of the Civil war, now residing at Philipston, Clarion county, Pa. Mr. And Mrs. Kamerer have had the following children: Oran, Helen, Russell, Florence and Alvin. Mr. Kamerer belongs to the Grange at Kaylor and to East Brady Lodge, No. 640, F. & A. M. He and his wife belong to the English Lutheran Church of Sugar Creek township. Since casting his first vote Mr. Kamerer has been a Republican. For the last two years he has served as a school director.

Source: Pages 771-772 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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