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History of Cambria County, V.2

(Spiese) Davis, the former named a miller by trade, and a member of the One Hundred and Seventy-first and One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiments, Captain Mowry's Company E.

    CHARLES ROBERT GLOCK, of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, vice president and general manager of the Swank Hardware Company, one of the most active and successful young business men of the city, a conspicuous figure in Masonic and other fraternal circles, was born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1867.
    Jacob Glock, grandfather of Charles R. Glock, a native of Hoheneck, Province of Wurtemburg, Germany, was born in 1797 and died in 1859. He operated a coopering establishment successfully as a business enterprise, and in public life was burgomaster of Hoheneck several terms. His wife, whose maiden name was Barbara Eckart, died July 23, 1864, aged sixty-four years. Three children of this union came to America, viz.: Charles, born November 6, 1830, at present residing in Juniata county, Pennsylvania; Christian born March 5, 1837, died in Johnstown, September 8, 1883; Caroline, wife of Carl Gehrung, died in Philadelphia, November 23, 1905, aged sixty-four years.
    Christian Glock, father of Charles Robert Glock, received his early education in his native town of Hoheneck, and afterwards took a thorough course in agriculture and horticulture at Hoenheim College, Stuttgart, Germany. He came to America about the year 1859, but returned to Germany within a year or two, where he married Fredericka Heider, widow of Professor Ferdinand Gottfried Heider, and daughter of Jacob and Marie (Hertley) Schwaderer. Professor Heider was an accomplished musician, educated at Augsburg and Schwabbaugh, Erlingen, Germany. He died July 29 1859, leaving four children, viz.: Herman, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Magdaleine, wife of Charles Brixner, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and Frederick and Edwin, deceased.
    Jacob Schwaderer, father of Fredericka Heider Glock, was born in Germany, February, 1797. He was owner of the Hohenecker Schloss (or castle) in Wurtemburg, including several hundred acres adjoining property part of which he devoted to the cultivation of fine fruits and grapes, his income from these sources being quite extensive. He married Marie Hertley, who was born August 27, 1804, daughter of Gottleib Emanuel Hertley, a councilman for twenty years, and tithemaster of Hoheneck, Wurtemburg, and who died in 1826. The children of Jacob and Marie (Hertley) Schwaderer were Christian, died at the age of twenty-four years; Gottleib, a district attorney (Germany), who died at the age of fifty-two years; Frederick, died in Johnstown, aged forty-seven; Jacob, aged seventy-two, living at Cresson, Pennsylvania; Caroline, born August 27, 1827, died November, 1906 (her husband was Frederick Von

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