LEWIS GEORGE, farmer of Plum Creek township, Armstrong county, was born Sept. 1, 1846, in Burrell township, this county, son of Leonard and Sarah (Gonaware) George. He comes of Pennsylvania German stock on both sides, his father born Feb. 17, 1801, in eastern Pennsylvania, his mother, May 29, 1806, in Westmoreland county. He died Nov. 29, 1860, she on March 18, 1878. They were married Jan 13, 1825, and had a family of twelve children, namely: Jacob, born in 1826, who died in 1904; Philip, born in 1828, who died in 1900; William, born in 1830; John, born in 1832; Peter, born in 1834, who died in 1911; Margaret, born in 1836; Josiah, born in 1838; Samuel, born in 1840, who died in 1911; Sarah and Catherine, twins, born in 1842; Susanna, born in 1844, who died in 1906; and Lewis, born Sept. 1, 1846.
Lewis George grew up in Burrell township and received his education there. He has always followed farming. During the Civil war he became a member of the 6th Heavy Artillery, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served ten months, being honorably discharged in 1865; he belonged to Battery B, under Captain Brown and Colonel Barnes. Mr. George is a respected citizen of Plum Creek township, which he has served officially as overseer for four years. In political connection he is a Democrat. He attends the Methodist Church.
On Feb. 8, 1866, Mr. George married Rachel Rearick, daughter of Isaac Rearick, of Armstrong county, and ten children were born to them, viz: Arabelle married Frank Harklerode, of Armstrong county: Mary Agnes married Christ Harklerode and they have six children; Joseph E., of Plum Creek township, married Lizzie Reefer, and they have nine children; Margaret married Alexander Cochran, of Plum Creek township, and they have four children; Rosa married Flem Bell, of Wick City, Pa., and has four children; Mertie is deceased; Barbine E. married Wilson Reefer, of Plum Creek township, and they have six children; Harris married Ida Fisher, of Plum Creek township, and has six children; Clarence A. married Mary Lookhart and has one child (they live in Iselin, Indiana Co., Pa.); Everett R., who lives at Green Oak, Armstrong county, married Dorothy Campbell and has one child. There are four great-grandchildren.
Source: Pages 775-776 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
Published 1998 by the Armstrong County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project