Andrew J McCormick

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ANDREW J. McCORMICK, who has recently settled upon a fine farm in Plum Creek township, Armstrong county, was born Jan. 31, 1870, in Altoona, Pa., son of Marshall and Catherine (Kauffman) McCormick. His father was of Scotch-Irish extraction, and was engaged in business as a coal and coke merchant until his death, which occurred only three years after his marriage. He married Catherine Kauffman, daughter of Casper Kauffman, a native of Germany, and Andrew J. was their only child. Six years after Mr. McCormick's death Mrs. McCormick married Martin A. Hunger, of Elderton, Armstrong county, and she died in Altoona, Pa.

When three years old Andrew J. McCormick came to Armstrong county, first living at Elderton. Leaving home at the age of eight years he early began employment at farm work, which he followed continuously until 1894. From that time for about eighteen years he was in the mail service of the government, being thus engaged until 1912, in which year he settled upon the fine farm in Plum Creek township where he now makes his home. It is a valuable tract of seventy acres, which Mr. McCormick bought that year, and he expects to devote the principal part of his time to its cultivation. Mr. McCormick has been successful through his own efforts, and the fact that he had only eight months' schooling in his boyhood shows how hard he has had to work to overcome the lack of early advantages. He speaks German as well as English.

On Aug. 2, 1895, Mr. McCormick married Etta A. McClure, of Elderton, daughter of Thomas McClure, who had a family of four children. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick have had two sons and two daughters: Elmer R., born Nov. 5, 1899; Marshall T., born April 7, 1902; Mabel F., born Jan. 23, 1908; and Nellie Elena, born May 30, 1909. The family attend the United Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr. McCormick is a member of the Republican party.

Source: Page 812, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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