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ALFRED MULLHAUPT
ALFRED MULLHAUPT
ALFRED MULLHAUPT, physician and druggist, St. Mary's, was born in White Hall township, Lehigh Co., Penn., August 30, 1859, and is a son of Mathias and Josephine (Meyer) Millhaupt. He was reared in his native county, receiving a public-school education, after which he served an apprenticeship of four years to the drug business- two years in Catasauqua, Penn., and two years in Philadelphia- and was graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, March 10, 1882. He began the study of medicine in that city in 1881 with Dr. S. Mason McCollin, and in the fall of 1882 entered Jefferson Medical College, where he was graduated April 2, 1884, during which time he practiced two years in Philadelphia. On July 18, 1884, he located in St. Mary's, where, with the exception of two months, he has been in active practice since, and has also conducted a drug store since February 27, 1887. The Doctor married, December 30, 1886, Helena M., daughter of Dr. John and Sarah (Hoops) Davis, of Pottstown, Penn., and by her has one child, Alfred. Mrs. Mullhaupt was graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia in the spring of 1880; then practiced one year in the Woman's Hospital, and afterward in Pottstown, Penn., until the spring of 1885, when she went to Jacksonville, Fla., as superintendent of St. Luke's Hospital in that city for six months, after which she resumed practice in Pottstown, and in January, 1887, she located in St. Mary's, with her husband, where she has built up a lucrative practice.

WILLIAM L. PRICE
WILLIAM L. PRICE
WILLIAM L. PRICE, photographer, St. Mary's, was born in Baltimore county, Md., March 16, 1847, a son of Stephen B. and Mary (Laird) Price, and was reared and educated in his native county. In April, 1870, he went to Milford, Oakland Co., Mich., and married, March 19, 1872, Caroline E., daughter of Joseph Nute, of Oakland county, Mich. In 1881 he moved to Smethport, McKean Co., Penn., where he learned the photographic art, in the gallery of S.L. Bergstresser, and in 1882 located in St. Mary's, where he worked as an operator in the photograph gallery of H.W. Bridges nine months. He then purchased his present business, in which he has been eminently successful, having secured, by his ability, a handsome patronage. Our subject is a member of the F. & A.M., and of the E.A.U. Politically, he is an advocate of Prohibition.

FRANK G. ROTHROCK
FRANK G. ROTHROCK
FRANK G. ROTHROCK, merchant, St. Mary's, was born in Caledonia, Elk Co., Penn., May 8, 1859, and is a son of Robert arid Jane D. (Hicks) Rothrock. His paternal grandfather, John Rothrock, a lumberman by occupation, settled, in 1850, in Caledonia, where he died the following year; and his maternal grandfather, John C. Hicks, was a son of Levi Hicks, who settled in Driftwood (now in Cameron county) in 1804. Robert Rothrock, father of Frank G., is now a resident of Driftwood, where he is a prominent dealer in lumber and real estate. The subject of our sketch was reared in Elk and Cameron counties, and educated in the public schools of Williamsport, Lycoming county, and at Selin's Grove Institute, Selin's Grove, Penn. He began active business life in the store of A.B. Noyes & Co., of Williamsport, since when he has been connected with mercantile trade at various points, and he is now manager of a fancy grocery store in St. Mary's, owned by his father, a position he has occupied since May 1, 1889. On November 4, 1879, Mr. Rothrock married Kate, daughter of James and Clarinda (Hoover) Crossley, of Driftwood, Penn., and they have had four children: Eva, Ralph, Edward (deceased) and Paul. Mr. Rothrock is a member of the Episcopal Church; in politics a Republican.

EBEN J. RUSS
EBEN J. RUSS
EBEN J. RUSS, M.D., St. Mary's, was born in Sunbury, Penn., May 24, 1840, and is a son of Eben and Rachel (Simpson) Russ. His father was a native of Monson, Mass., but early in life removed to Sunbury, this State, where he taught school for a time, later becoming engaged in the mercantile business, and married there. He studied law with the late Hon. Alex Jordan, and died shortly after at the age of thirty-nine years. The subject of this sketch was reared in Sunbury, having received his early education at the public and select schools of his native place, and at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Penn. After a term of tutelage with his preceptor, Robert Harris Awl, M.D., of Sunbury, he entered the medical department of Columbian University (known as the National Medical College) at Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1858, and was graduated in the spring of 1801. He immediately entered upon the practice of his profession, locating near Williamsport, Penn., but shortly afterward, upon the invitation of Hon. Simon Cameron, secretary of war, he went to Washington in order to appear before the regular army medical examining board, as an applicant for the position of medical cadet. Having passed a successful examination, he received the appointment, and, after a few months service, was assigned to acting assistant surgeon duty. He served about one and a half years, when he was accidently poisoned, at New Creek, Va., in consequence of which he was compelled to resign. He then returned to Williamsport, Penn., and resumed private practice until 1866, when he settled at St. Mary's, where he has been in active practice of' his profession ever since. July 28, 1875, he married Clare, daughter of Grundy and Louisa Hindle. He has one child, a son. The Doctor is an active member of several of the important medical associations, among which may be mentioned the Elk County Medical Society, Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania and the American Medical Association. He has been a member of the mercantile firm of Coryell & Russ, one of the principal houses in the county, since 1873, and is largely interested in coal mining at St. Mary's and Tyler, Clearfield county, in the manufacture of coke at the latter place. He is also identified with the Otto Chemical Company, at Sergeant, McKean county, being a member of the firm. Various other business enterprises, at Williamsport and elsewhere, claim his attention. In politics he is a Republican.

JOSEPH M. SHAEFER
JOSEPH M. SHAEFER
JOSEPH M. SCHAEFER, accountant, St. Mary's, was born in St. Mary's, Elk Co., Penn., in 1851, a son of George F. and Gereve (Werreth) Schaefer, former a native of Pforzheim, Baden, Germany, born February 19, 1812. George F. Schaefer came to the United States in 1837, landing same year in Baltimore; Md. In 1839 he was married, and in 1845 he and his wife came to St. Mary's, where he became superintendent for Benzinger & Eschbach. Joseph M. Schaefer received his education in the common schools of his native borough, and in 1871 entered the office of J.K.P. Hall, in St. Mary's. In 1874 Mr. Schaefer married Alice McGill, daughter of R.C. McGill, and they have four children: Joseph Fred, Mary P., Charles J. and Gertrude. The parents are members of the Catholic Church, in politics Mr. Schaefer is a Democrat.

IGNATIUS SCHAUT
IGNATIUS SCHAUT
IGNATIUS. SCHAUT, proprietor of a planing-mill, St. Mary's, was born in St. Mary's, Elk Co., Penn., July 9, 1854, and is a son of George and Sophia (Meyer) Schaut, natives of Prussia, who came to America in 1849 and settled in St. Mary's, where they reared a family of seven children: Ignatius, Mary, Mrs. Joseph E. Foster; Joseph J.P., Josephine, Edward, Lizzie and Louisa. The father was a carpenter and painter by trade. Ignatius Schaut was reared in his native town, where, with the exception of four years, he has always resided. In August, 1873, he commenced his present business, which he has since successfully continued. He married, September 20, 1880, Mary G., daughter of Bernard and Mary A. (Fuegly) Weidenboerner, of St. Mary's, and they have three children: Charles, Alfred and Florentine. Mr. Schaut and family are members of the Catholic Church. Politically he is a Democrat, and has held the office of auditor of Benzinger township.

PETER SHOUP
PETER SHOUP
PETER SHOUP, bottler and wholesale liquor dealer, St. Mary's, was born at Madison Furnace, Clarion Co., Penn., October 19, 1861, a son of Lawrence and Lena (Snyder) Shoup, former a native of Germany and latter of Pennsylvania. Lawrence Shoup was a resident of Clarion county about fifty years, and Joseph Snyder, maternal grandfather of Peter Shoup, a native of Germany, was one of the pioneers of Knox township, same county. The subject of our sketch was reared and educated in his native county, and in 1881 came to Elk county, where he worked in the lumber woods up to 1885. He then embarked in the hotel, business in St. Mary's, becoming proprietor of the Luhr House, which he carried on two years, and in 1887 engaged in his present business, which he has successfully continued since, having built up a lucrative trade. In January, 1882, Mr. Shoup married Jennie, daughter of Antony Mottmiller, of Paint township, Clarion Co., Penn., and by her has four children: Bert, Nora, Mamie and Magdalena. Mr. Shoup is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Catholic Church.

PETER STRAUB
PETER STRAUB
PETER STRAUB, brewer, St. Mary's, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, June 28, 1850, a son of Anton and Anna M. (Eger) Straub. He was reared and educated in his native country, and came to America in 1869, locating in Allegheny City, Penn., where he was employed in the brewery of Eberhart & Ober four months. He then removed to Brookville, same State, and in the breweries of this place worked two years, at which time he returned to Allegheny City, where he worked four months, and also at McKeesport, Allegheny county, four months. In 1876 Mr. Straub came to Centreville, Elk county, where he was employed in a brewery six months, and then met his wife and eldest child, re-visited his native land, where they saw the exposition at Paris, 1878. On their return to their home in this country, he entered, the employ of Joseph Windfelder, with whom he remained one year and eight months. In 1878 he commenced on his own account, and since November of that year has conducted a brewery and built up a successful business. Mr. Straub became united in marriage with Sabrina, daughter of F.X. Sorg, at St. Mary's, and by her has five children: Frank X., Josie, Anton, Anna M. and Jacob. Our subject is a member of the Catholic Church; in politics he is a Democrat.

HENRY A. STUBENBERG
HENRY A. STUBENBERG
HENRY A. STUBENBERG, with Hall, Kaul & Co., lumber dealers, etc., St. Mary's, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., December 24, 1849, fourth in the family of children born to Henry and, Angeline (Nemond) Sturenberg, natives of Germany. The parents came to America in 1840 and remained in Philadelphia for a time. They moved to St. Mary's in June, 1851, where they resided until their death, the father dying in 1873, and the mother in 1882. The subject of our sketch was favored with but meager school privileges, and what education he did receive in boyhood and youth was in German, but, being quick and gifted with bright faculties, he soon made, himself conversant with English. When quite young, he was employed as clerk in the store of Coryell & Bates, St. Mary's, with whom he remained seven years, his next engagement being with his present employers, Hall, Kaul & Co., in whose service he has been for a period of fourteen years, which fact in itself is ample testimony to his reliability and correctness. Mr. Sturenberg was married, in 1872, to Martha Reynolds, by whom he has one son, James H., and one daughter, Carrie. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and in politics a stanch Democrat.

N.J. TIERNEY
N.J. TIERNEY
N.J. TIERNEY, of the firm of Spafford & Tierney, merchants, St. Mary's, was born in Carbondale, Penn., August 17, 1860, a son of John and Catherine (Dunnigan) Tierney, formerly of the County Mayo, Ireland, who came to America in 1844, and located at Carbondale, Penn., where they carried on farming. In 1862 they moved to Benzinger township, Elk county, same State, where the father engaged as a laborer on the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad, and died in 1865. His widow resides with her son, N.J., in St. Mary's, whither she removed in 1866. Their children were seven in number, of whom six yet live: Mary (Mrs. John D. Cruise), Timothy B., John C., Catherine (Mrs. James McDevitt), Eugene S. and N.J. The subject of these lines was reared in St. Mary's, from six years of age, and received a high-school education. He started in life as a messenger boy for the Western Union Telegraph Company, learned telegraphy, and afterward filled most of the positions in the principle offices on the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad, as operator, for five years. Resigning in 1877 he has since been manager of the telegraph office in St. Mary's for the Western Union Telegraph Company, and has also been engaged in mercantile business in the borough, along with W.C. Spafford. Mr. Tierney married, October 7, 1882, Adeline, daughter of Michael Brunner, of St. Mary's, and has two children: Regina C. and Mildred A. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and has been president of the I.C.B.U. five years. In politics he is a Democrat, and has served as auditor one term.



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