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In 1847 he married Miss Mary, a daughter of Joseph Urban and Elizabeth (Koons) Urban, of this county. Their marriage has been blessed in the birth of eight children, three daughters and five sons: Mary E., the wife of T. Thomas Stephens, of Gallitzin, Pennsylvania; John A., a conductor on a work train on the Pennsylvania railroad; D. Gallitzin, a hotel man at Ashville, this county; James F., now located in Altoona; Joseph P., who operates the coal bank on the farm; Thomas H., who lives at home, acts as justice of the peace and auditor; Catharine, now deceased, was the wife of George L. Allwauger, and died August 9, 1895, leaving four children; and Clara A., born in 1852, and died in infancy.
Mr. Myers knows well the lesson of industry and economy, and by unyielding perseverance has become one of the most prosperous farmers of the county. He is affable and congenial and has deservedly won the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens.
SOLOMON WAGNER, farmer, lumber manufacturer, coal merchant and general dealer of Glen Glade, who, with no capital except the willingness and ability to toil, has won recognition as a thrifty and reliable business man of Cambria county, is a son of George and Mrs. Mary Smith (neé Cane) Wagner, and was born at Glen Glade, in Jackson township, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1849.
opening up that valley and claiming it to civilization.
Henry and Daniel Wagner, two brothers, with their families, left that valley in about 1830, to settle in Jackson township, which has since been the home of their posterity. Henry Wagner, who was the grandfather of our subject, was a shoemaker by trade, and, after locating in Jackson township, pursued that trade in conjunction with farming. He was an honest, hard-working man, and acquired an ample fortune for his day. He was a member of the German Baptist church, and was a regular attendant of church and Sabbath school.
His marital union with Elizabeth Roush resulted in an issue of nine children: Jacob, Samuel, George, Martin, Mrs. Elizabeth Rollins, Mrs. Catherine Pergrim, Mrs. Mary Brown, Hannah and Mrs. Sarah Rager.
George Wagner's father was born upon the old homestead, and died in his native township December 14, 1857, aged forty years, having passed his entire life near the scenes of his birth. He was engaged in laboring upon a farm all his life, and was a member of the German Baptist church. He married Mrs. Mary Smith, neé Cane, a daughter of William Cane, of Baltimore, Maryland, who became the mother of eleven sons and one daughter: Jacob, died young; Andrew was a soldier of the late war, enlisted in 1862, in company "D," One Hundred and Fifteenth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer infantry; was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, from the effects of which he died on the 14th of the same month in the hospital at Baltimore; John and George were twins; the former is night watchman, in the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad company, at Altoona, Pennsylvania, and the latter was a farmer, late,