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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 565
graduation from this institution he came to the United States and located in Baltimore, Maryland. He removed to York county, and from thence, after a short time, to what is now Coopersdale, or the Twenty-first ward of Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, where he practiced his profession with success for a number of years. His remains were interred in the old Union burying ground. His wife, a native of York county, Pennsylvania, bore him children: 1. Alexander, a merchant of Johnstown, who later removed to Washington, Iowa, and died there. 2. Frederick, see forward. 3. Jordan, died during the Civil war. 4. Charlotte, married Daniel Seigh, the family removing to Iowa, where she died.
    Frederick Marbourg, second son and child of Dr. Maximilian Marbourg, was born on the family homestead in what was then Perkinsville, and is now the Twenty-first ward of Johnstown. He received a common school education, and then entered upon a mercantile career. At one time he was in a business partnership with his brother Alexander. He resided in Centerville, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, for a number of years, later returned to Johnstown and established himself in business in Market street. He and his wife were members of the Lutheran church, in which he held the office of elder. His political affiliations were with the Republican party. His death occurred about 1862, and his widow survived him until 1882. He married, at Centerville, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, Eva Lydia Sides, and several of their children were born in Centerville, the others in Johnstown. The children were: 1. Betsey, who married Michael Jack and died in Johnstown. 2. Dr. Jeremiah Lavimus, who was graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1854. He practiced medicine until the outbreak of the Civil war, when he was made assistant surgeon and rendered excellent service. At the close of the war he practiced his profession in Bedford, Pennsylvania, until 1895 when he removed to Tacoma, Washington, and from thence to Seattle, where he died. 3. Hezekiah Wilson, see forward. 4. Charlotte, who married James Gardner, and died in Cumberland, Maryland. 5. and 6. Sarah and Annie, who died unmarried.
    Hezekiah Wilson Marbourg, M. D., second son and third child of Frederick and Eva Lydia (Sides) Marbourg, was born in Centerville, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1833, and died in the city of Johnstown, during the disastrous flood of 1889. He attended the public schools of Johnstown, and prepared himself for college in that city. He matriculated at Gettysburg College, and was graduated from the theological department of that institution, but was never ordained. He then took up the study of medicine with Dr. John Lowman, then entered the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1857. He immediately established himself in the practice of his profession, and with the exception of one year spent in Phila-


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