Harvey S Schlemmer

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HARVEY S. SCHLEMMER, wholesale dealer in malt liquors, at Rural Valley, Armstrong county, was born in Jefferson county, Pa., March 30, 1877, son of Frederick and Mary (Martin) Schlemmer and a grandson of John Schlemmer. The latter was a native of Germany, and emigrated with his family to America. His death occurred in Ohio.

Frederick Schlemmer, son of John Schlemmer, was born in Germany, and was ten years old when he accompanied his father to America, the family first settling at Buffalo, N.Y. From there they moved by team to Jefferson county, Pa., where Frederick Schlemmer passed the remainder of his life, following farming as his main occupation. His death occurred in 1901 when he was aged sixty-eight years. He married Mary Martin, who survives, and they had the following children: Frederick (died young), Margaret, Elizabeth, Susan, William, Adam (deceased), Charles, Philip, Maude (deceased), Harvey S., Pearl, Jane and Clair.

Harvey S. Schlemmer attended public school in Jefferson county and assisted his father on the home farm, afterward being employed for three years on the construction of public works. In 1904, he embarked in the wholesale liquor business at Rural Valley and has devoted his attention to this line ever since, being the only wholesale dealer in the place. He is a stockholder in the Rural Valley National Bank.

Mr. Schlemmer married Elizabeth Barnett, daughter of William Barnett, of Jefferson county, Pa., and they have had five children, namely: Forest F., Olene C. (deceased), Helen V., Von R., and Dale B.. Mr. Schlemmer and his family attend the Presbyterian Church. He is an active and public-spirited citizen and is serving as a member of the school board, having been elected to the same on the Republican ticket. He belongs to the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Source: Pages 860-861, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Pam Clark for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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