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of six children: Daniel, Mary, Susan, Irene, Katie and Columbus.
Politically Mr. Burns is a democrat, and formerly took an active part in the affairs of his party, holding the offices of treasurer one term, and councilman two terms, of Millville borough, before it became a part of the city organization.
CHARLES RASBACH, a prosperous and enterprising farmer, is the son of George and Katie (Muench) Rasbach, and was born October 20, 1838, in Brotterode, State of Schmalkalden, Kurhessen, Germany. He was educated in his native land, receiving a good common-school education. At a very early age he learned the trade of machinist, and after completing his apprenticeship was employed in an establishment engaged in the manufacture of stirrup and bridle bits.
Mr. Rasbach has been three times married. His first wife was Miss Phillippena Soffel, and this marriage was fruitful in the birth of four children: August, Charles, deceased; Katie, who now resides in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and William, who is at home. As his second wife he married Miss Mary Herald, and to this union were born two children: John and George, deceased. His third wife was Mrs. Harriet Scanlon, nee Woods, and to this marriage union was born one daughter, Annie.
Mr. Rasbach upholds the principles of the Democratic party, and has always taken an intelligent interest in politics, both local and national, but has never sought nor held office.
He is a consistent member of the German Lutheran church, to which organization he gives his hearty support.
DR. L. S. LIVINGSTON, a successful young physician, of Johnsown, Pennsylvania, who has won his way unaided by the influence of friends or relations, is a con of Alfred W. and Mary (Berkebile) Livingston, and was born in Conemaugh township, Somerset county, Pennsylvania, May 22, 1866.