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measures, believing that it stands for the best interests of the country.
    October 31, 1876, he married Angeline Beacom, a daughter of Rev. H. C. Beacom, then located at Washington, Pennsylvania, and to their marriage have been born two children: Francis B. and Donald A.


DR. A. BRYAN KREBS,  physician and surgeon of Lilly, who is well known for his skill, ability and success, was born at Dixonville, Indiana county, in 1863.
    He received his early education in the public schools of Greene township and Marion Normal school, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, and then attended the Ebensburg High school, from which he graduated in 1880. Leaving the High school, he taught three consecutive years in Cambria county, during which time he was also reading medicine. In 1883 he read medicine in the office and under the preceptorship of Dr. Rice, of Hastings, this county. He remained there until 1884, and then matriculated as a student in Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, where he graduated in the spring of 1886, after a two years' course in the above well-known institution.
    Believing in thorough preparation as a necessary qualification to successful practice, in the spring of 1886 he took advantage of a special course on diseases of the throat and lungs. Thus well equipped to battle with diseases on the very threshold of his profession, he opened an office in Dixonville, Indiana county, where he remained nearly a year, and then removed to Hillsdale, Indiana county; after practicing there two years he located, in 1889, at Lilly, this county, where, by reason of his thorough preparation and natural ability, and devotion to his chosen profession, he has

built up a large and successful practice. He also conducts a drug store, being a registered pharmacist.
    Politically he is prominently identified with the Democratic party, and takes an active part in local politics. For several years he served as a councilman in Lilly, and in 1894 was elected burgess of the borough, which office he fills at the present time.
     In the spring of 1888 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie M. Munshower, a daughter of John Munshower, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, and their union has been blessed in the birth of three children: Blossom, who died in infancy; Charles Bryan, and Inez Meredith.
    Dr. Krebs has won his way by his own unaided efforts. He is blessed with the capacity for hard, diligent, professional work, and it is but natural that success should be his meed.


PATRICK E. DILLON, a prosperous farmer, of Northern Cambria county, is a son of Samuel and Susan (Noel) Dillon, and was born at Cresson Springs, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1847. He traces his ancestry to Ireland, from which country his paternal great-grandfather emigrated to America, locating with an Irish colony at Baltimore, and here Charles Dillon, grandfather of the subject of this record, was born. On attaining his majority he removed to Adams county, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in farming and followed this pursuit all his life. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church, and married Miss Mary Strausbaugh, a German. To their union were born four sons: John, deceased; Peter, deceased; Samuel, the father of our subject, and Charles, deceased.
    Samuel Dillon was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1802, and removed to


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