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O. O. F., at Ebensburg; Ebensburg Conclave No. 367, I. O. of H., and Beulah Castle, No. 248, K. G. E.
    On April 14, 1886, Mr. Rivinius and Mary J. Lloyd, a daughter of Abel Lloyd, of Ebensburg, were united in Marriage, and their union has been blessed in the birth of three children: Ferdinand L., born February 2, 1890, and died April 12, 1890; Mary, born February 3, 1891; and Otto, born June 9, 1892.
    Mr. Rivinius is a typical representative of the sturdy German element of our citizenship, whose industry, genius and thrift are found in every avenue of live.


PETER S. FISHER, a representative business man and enterprising merchant of Johnstown, this county, is a son of Daniel and Dinah Fisher, and was born in Berlin, Somerset county, this State, June 2, 1851.
    His father was born in Germany in 1817, and was a member of a prominent and well-to-do family, many of whom were well educated and followed the profession of teaching. He learned the trade of a tailor in the Fatherland, and came to the United States in 1843, locating in Somerset county, where he resided until 1886, and when he came to Johnstown, and has resided there ever since in comparative retirement. Although he learned the trade of tailor, yet he never followed that craft, but pursued the arts of agriculture in Somerset county. In religious belief, he, as well as his wife, has always been a Lutheran. P. S. Fisher had the advantages of a good common-school training in the schools of Somerset county and the high schools of Berlin and Jenner Cross Roads, of the same county. He was then engaged for a time as a teacher.
    In 1872, just after attaining to his majority and seeking a more active field for his indi-

vidual efforts, he came to Johnstown and secured employment from April until September of that year, in the bakery and confectionery business of Jacob Fend. In October of the same year he took a position with Voronickel & Co., in the wholesale liquor business, and two and a half years later succeeded them, and has conducted that line of business to the present time. He has been eminently successful as a business man, and ranks as one of the substantial and progressive citizens of Johnstown. Mr. Fisher does not confine his efforts exclusively to the mercantile business, but lends his influence to every move which has for its object the promotion of the good of the city. He is a director in the Johnstown Board of Trade, an organization through whose efforts much substantial good has come to the city; and is also a director of the Johnstown Telephone company and of the Johnstown Wall Paper company.
    Mr. Fisher has been twice married. His first union was in 1875, with Emma, daughter of Elijah Butler, of this county, and this union resulted in the birth of three children, two sons and one daughter: Carl, Grace and Curtis. His first wife died in 1884, and he married, as his second wife, in 1889, Laurena Wentroth, a daughter of J. D. Wentroth of Vintondale, this county.


MAURICE MILLER, the leading merchant tailor of Johnstown, Cambria county, is the son of Samuel and Eliza (Leopold) Miller, and was born in Pottstown, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, on December 22, 1869. His father is a native of Germany, but before emigrating to this country he resided in England for a period of ten years. He came to the United States in 1859, and located for a short time in Philadelphia, Penn-


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