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The father, John Weigle, was born in Somerset county, enlisted in the Union cause in time of the Civil war and was killed at the battle of Antietam, in 1862. He was a member of the Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Regiment. After the death of his father, Abraham L., with his mother, went to live with his paternal grandfather's family and he there remained until her marriage to Perry Swartzentruber. The father was a farmer and hence the son was used to farm labor.
Abraham L. Weigle received his education in the public schools of Somerset and attended three terms at Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, but on account of failing eyesight he was compelled to leave college. He then taught school three terms in Somerset county, and in 1887, engage with the Pennsylvania railroad for three years. Since 1890 he has been with the Stineman Coal and Mining Company. In politics he is a Republican and has held the offices of judge of election auditor of the borough of South Fork, councilman three terms, was appointed burgess in 1902, and two years later was elected to the same position. He is a member of the Odd Fellows Order at South Fork, Camp No. 629 of P. 0. S. of A., No. 838 of the Red Men at South Fork. He is an exemplary member of the Lutheran church.
Mr. Weigle married Mary J. Warner, daughter of Adam and Lovinia (Penrod) Varner, in 1890, and they have two children: Orville C. born October 8, 1895, and Mary B., born April 9, 1900.
OLIVER M. STINEMAN, of South Fork, Cambria county, was born at that place, December 25, 1878, son of State Senator J. C. Stineman and wife. He received his education at the public schools of South Fork, at Ebensburg and the Preparatory College of Kiskiminetas Springs, Pennsylvania. He is interested in the Stineman Coal and Coke Company, Stineman Coal Mining Company, Cresson Foundry, Machine and Coke Company, with his brothers, father and sister, and owns and operates independently Stineman Colliery, No. 3. Mr. Stineman is a member of the J. C. Stineman Camp, No. 210, of the Sons of Veterans, of South Fork, and belongs to the Evangelical church.
WALTER NEFF BOLSINGER, one of the proprietors of the Central Hotel at Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, is a native of that place, born August 14, 1813.