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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.
    As is the custom in his native country, at the age of twenty years he entered the German army, in which he served eight years. For two years of this period he served as corporal, then for another period of two years he was overseer in the commissary department, and later acted as supervisor of the armory department. At the close of this long and faithful term of military service he emigrated to America and located at Birmingham, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged, first in a lock factory, and later in a machine ship. In 1869 he removed to Johnstown, this county, and then came to Conemaugh township, where he adopted the pursuit of a farmer. He soon purchased a farm of eighty-five acres, in the above township, and has since been actively engaged in tilling the soil. His efforts in this direction have been liberally rewarded, and Mr. Rasbach reviews with satisfaction the results of his industrious life.

    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.
    He is of Scotch-Irish extraction and his grandfather, Samuel Livingston, is a native and life-long resident of Somerset county. He was born in the year 1809, and is, therefore, eighty-seven years of age.
    Alfred W. Livingston, the father of our subject, was also a native of Somerset county, born April 6, 1841, and still resides there. He is a carpenter by trade, and has followed that trade, together with agricultural pursuits, all his life, excepting nearly three and one-half years spent in the Federal army. He belonged to company I, Fifty-fourth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer infantry. He participated in a number of engagements, and was wounded at


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