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History of Cambria County, V.3

236 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
farmer for many years. Subsequently he disposed of this property and purchased land in West Taylor township. He married Mary Benshoof, a sister of Paul Benshoof, who was also a Cambria county pioneer. For many months they resided under a roof of bark, fastened somehow or anyhow to the bent bodies of young and pliant trees. Their children were: Benjamin, Josiah, William, Hiram, and Christina, aforementioned as the wife of Isaac Bole. Daniel Goughnour died in 1846, aged seventy-two years, and his remains lie on the Headrick farm in West Taylor township.
    John K. Bole, fourth son of Isaac and Christina (Goughnour) Bole, received a common school education, and in 1887 went to Pittsburg and was employed by Parks Bros. Black Diamond Company for one year. He then took up brick laying, which line of work he followed for nine years; the following two years he was engaged in the contracting business in Johnstown, and since 1902 has served in the capacity of superintendent and manager of the Citizens' Coal Company of Johnstown. He is a member of the Brethren church. He holds membership in Johnstown Lodge, No. 536, Free and Accepted Masons; and the Maccabees.
    Mr. Bole married, June 28, 1893, Anna McColley, daughter of William and Martha (Katin) McColley.

    EDWARD HUNTER SITER. The late Edward Hunter Siter, of Johnstown, was born March 29, 1831, in Chester county, Pennsylvania, son of Adam and Annie Siter, the former a small farmer of that county. Both he and his wife died during the childhood of their son, who grew up in a strict Baptist home, receiving a common school education.
    As a young man he worked for a time in a blacksmith's shop in Phoenixville, Chester county, and there engaged for a considerable period in the puddling business. About March, 1856, he removed to Pittsburg, whence he migrated after a brief sojourn to Steubenville, Ohio, where he was for a short time employed as a puddler. In March, 1857, he went to Johnstown and entered the service of what is now the Cambria Steel Company, being employed in the capacity of puddler. He afterward had charge of the speedle furnace and later became foreman of the steel department under Robert Hunt, a position which he held during the remainder of his life. During the Civil war he enlisted three times, answering the first call in April, 1861, by enrolling himself as a member of Company G, Captain Thomas Lapsley commanding, Third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and after serving his term of three months was discharged July 30, 1861. August 21, 1862, he re-enlisted for nine months, in Company H, Captain Webster B. Lowman commanding, One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served with the rank of sergeant, receiving his discharge May 29, 1863. February 10, 1865, he again enlisted, this time for one year, as sergeant of Company G, Captain W. A. Mackin commanding, One Hundred and Ninety-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged at Harper's Ferry, August 24, 1865. During his service as a soldier he took part in the battle of Fredericksburg and in many other noted engagements. During the Johnstown flood his home, in common with many others, suffered total destruction, and the exposure which he endured at that time was indirectly a partial cause of his death, which occurred one year later. His widow has since erected a new residence.
    He was for many years a member of the local Grand Army Post, and while living in Phoenixville belonged to the American Mechanics. After coming to Johnstown he, in company with Charles Butland, organized the first lodge of the order ever founded at that place. The Bible of the lodge


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