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Was born in Cambria county, Pa., March 13, 1844, of parents, Francis and Frances (Baker) Hipps, no longer living. He was united in bonds of matrimony June 28, 1878, in Cambria county, Pa., to Mary Kibler, who was born in that county Aug. 19, 1845; her parents, no longer living, were Jacob and Barbara (Dietrieh) Kibler. By this marriage there are the following children: George E., Cecelia, John J., Anna, dec., Joseph A., Adam F., Agnes, Maggie, Addie and Barbara. Comrade Hipps served a short time in the Union army during the late unpleasantness. He was 20 years of age when he entered the ranks of Co. H., 4th Pa. V. C., 2d Brig., 2d Div., C. C. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment and the close of hostilities soon thereafter, he did not take part in any battles, but did some scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged June 30, 1865, at Lynchburg, Va. His brother John served in the late war; his wife's brother John also served and fell at the battle of Chancellorsville. Comrade Hipps has been county auditor four years and assessor six years; he is a member of Kaylor Post; he is a laborer and his address is St. Lawrence, Pa.


Was born in Bedford county, Pa., Oct. 8, 1848, and was a son of Adam and Julia (Hewilscher) Hite, deceased. He was married Nov. 7, 1872, in Cambria county, Pa., to Melinda Mangus, who was born there Sept. 12, 1849; her parents, deceased, were Joseph and Lizzie (Shank) Mangus. Two children were born to them, Minnie and Mary A. Comrade Hite was 15 years of age when the war broke out. During the war his patriotism was shown in all loyal directions; he was enrolled from Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 101st Pa. V. I. In 1863 he was taken prisoner, but succeeded in making his escape. He took part in the battle of Plymouth, and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brothers, Jacob and Ostrander, served in the late war; his wife's brother, Abram and Jacob, also served. Comrade Hite has been school director; he is a plasterer and is address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Dec. 9, 1831, and was a son of Jacob and Mary (Lilly) Holder, deceased. Sept. 13, 1854, in Wilmore, Pa., he united his fortunes for life with Mary Conley, who was born in New York Aug. 20, 1832, her parents, also deceased were John and

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