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from 1762 to 1860. He was a good farmer and a fine shot, served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and had quite a reputation as a hunter and a fisher at a time when the forests abounded with game and the streams were filled with fish. He was of Irish descent, and a member of the same family as Congressman Womer, of Lebanon county. His son, Michael Womer, was a life-long resident of Snyder county, dying June 10, 1893, at seventy-eight years of age. He was a farmer and a member of the United Brethren church, and married Elizabeth Frain, who was a native of near Middleburg, Snyder county, and died at seventy-nine years of age in 1891, while her mother, whose maiden name was Marv Bergstrasser, lived to be over ninety years of age.
    Dr. Henry F. Womer spent most of his minority at home on the farm, received his education in the common schools, Freesburg academy and the Millersville State Normal school, and taught for three years in the public schools. He then read medicine with Dr. H. M. Nipple, of Fremont, Snyder county, and a short time after entered Jefferson Medical college, of Philadelphia, from which he graduated in the class of 1878. In the year of his graduation he began practice as a physician at Nicker's Half Falls, in Snyder county, where he was actively engaged for six years. At the end of that time, in 1884, he removed to Liverpool, in Perry county, at which place he had a good practice, and remained for six years. He then, in 1890, sought for a wider and more specially adapted field to his capabilities, and selected Johnstown, which has fully met his expectations. He has built up a desirable and lucrative practice, which is not confined within or circumscribed by the boundary lines of the city. Dr. Womer never permitted individual comfort or
personal enjoyment to come between him and his patient, but so loves and respects his noble profession that its toils become his pleasures.
    Dr. Womer, in 1875, married Lizzie Wolf, daughter of John S. Wolf, of Snyder county. Dr. and Mrs. Womer have three children, two sons and one daughter: Dollie F., William E., and Maynard W.


CHARLES N. CROTTSE, proprietor of the Crouse Hotel, at South Fork, this county, is a son of Isaac Newton and Rebecca (Culison) Crouse, and was born in Baltimore, Maryand, April 7, 1856.
    The Crouse family is of German nativity and origin, but members of it emigrated to this country over a century ago, and became pioneers in the development of Carroll county, Maryland. George Crouse, grandfather of the gentleman whose name heads this record, was born in Germany, and when but a boy came to America with his parents prior to the Revolutionary war. They located in Carroll county, where George Crouse learned the trade of a blacksmith, which lie followed all his life. He died in Carroll county at the advanced age of ninety-four years. He was married to Miss Reimdosler, whose parents were also early pioneers of Carroll county. Isaac Newton Crouse, father, was the second child born in Carroll county, Maryland. He died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1864. By trade he was a painter, but after following it several years he developed a taste for a business career, and engaged in the wholesale grocery and commission business in Baltimore. The firm of which he was a member, was known as Edwards & Crouse. They conducted an extensive and very successful business for many years, when failing health com-


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