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History of Cambria County, V.2

National Bank; owner of the Park Palace livery; president and sole owner of the Mount Union Silica Brick Company of Mount Union, Pennsylvania; president of the Savage Fire Brick Company, with works at Keystone Junction and Williams, Somerset county, and at Hyndman, Bedford county; director of the Johnstown Light, Heat and Power Company; sole owner of the Mount Union Light and Power Company. In politics Mr. Dibert is a Republican. For four years he has served his city as councilman from the Seventeenth ward.
    Scott Dibert married Annie Rosensteel, January 31, 1879. Of this union three daughters were born: Marion, married George O. Luppes; Elizabeth, unmarried; Anna, married Herman Baumer.

    GEORGE K. SHRYOCK, a prosperous merchant in the tin and hardware business in Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, is a representative of the fifth generation in descent from the founder of this family in America.
    Leonard Shryock, the great-great-grandfather of George K. Shryock, emigrated from his home in Prussia, Germany, in company with two brothers, to America, some time between 1720 and 1730. Leonard settled near York, Pennsylvania, and his brothers settled either near him or in Maryland. Leonard married and had a son, John.
    John Shryock, son of Leonard Shryock, was born September 15, 1747. He married Mary Teagarden, born April 13, 1747. Their children were: 1. Susan, born August 1, 1770, married Henry Shryock, presumably her cousin and died March 30, 1850. Henry Shryock settled at Indiana, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, when the country was still a wilderness. He went into the forest one day, lost his bearings, and wandered around for several days, subsisting on roots and berries. People went in search of him, but he hid from them, thinking they were Indians. His mind must have become unbalanced from the hardships he had endured, but finally the searching party caught him and took him home, where he speedily recovered. He had one son, Leonard, who was a horse dealer in Butler county, Pennsylvania. There is a hill near Indiana called Shryock's Hill. 2. Maria, born February 27, 1772, married Samuel Beeler, and settled in the eastern part of the state. 3. Elizabeth, born February 3, 1774, and married John Jameson, settled in Butler county, Pennsylvania, and died February 3, 1835. After the death of his wife, John Jameson lived with his son Thompson. 4. John, born March 24, 1776, died October 11, 1859, died October 11, 1859. He settled in Butler county, Pennsylvania, about 1800, and was a pumpmaker by trade. He owned a farm and a flour mill on a little stream called Silver Creek. He married Jane Conway, and they had children: Margaret, married (first) Thomas Harper, married (second) Jeremiah Sutton; Fannie, married Hugh Moore, and had a son, James; Eliza, married John Hindman; Lena, married

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