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History of Cambria County, V.3

528 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
where he remained until December, 1884. He then bought a hotel kept by Joseph Riedel and standing on the site now occupied by the Hotel Riedel. In the spring of 1891 John Devlin built a hotel opposite, and Mr. Bischof became proprietor of the establishment, conducting it until June, 1904. He was then for a short time out of business, ultimately purchasing the Hotel Imperial, of which he has since been the successful proprietor. He belongs to the German-Austrian Musical and Beneficial Society, the Germania Quartet Club, and the German Band. In politics he is a Democrat. He and his wife are members of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church.
    Mr. Bischof married, in 1884, in Johnstown, Francesca Metzner, who was born in Vienna, Austria, and came to the United States in her seventeenth year. Mr. and Mrs. Bischof have had the following children: Frank, deceased; Charles, Henry, John, Mary, William and Leo.

    PHILIP BENDER, of Spangler, was born May 2, 1861, in Austria, and in 1884 emigrated to the United States, settling at Portage, Pennsylvania, where for seven years he followed the trade of blacksmith, which he had learned in his native land. He then moved to Glen Campbell, Indiana county, and there, for three years, engaged in mercantile business, going in July, 1895, to Barnesboro, where for six years he gave his attention to general mercantile business. In 1902 he went to Spangler and there established himself in the wholesale liquor business, conducting it for two years. He was then employed for nearly two years as general agent by the Spangler Brewing Company, after which he returned to the business which he had established in 1902 and which he is still conducting. He belong,. to the C. M. B. A., of Spangler, and is a Democrat in politics. He and his family are members of the Roman Catholic church.
    Mr. Bender married Polly Susko, and the following children have been born to them: Joseph, died at the age of nineteen; Frank, in partnership with his father; Blanche, Edward, Caroline, Annie, Philip and John. All the surviving children are at home with their parent.

    HENRY G. LAMPMAN, of Barnesboro, was born February 1, 1875, a son of Henry G. Lampman, and a grandson of Henry G. Lampman, being the third in lineal descent to bear the name. Henry G. Lampman, the grandfather, was born and bred in Hoosick Falls, New York, where he passed his life as a farmer. He was the father of five children: Frank, Charles, Henry G., of whom later; Caroline, wife of J. D. West; and Mary, wife of John Reznor.
    Henry G. Lampman, son of Henry G. Lampman, was born February 22, 1840, in Dresden, New York, and was a baker, for some years following his trade in connection with the grocery business. He is now proprietor of the United States Hotel, Oil City. In politics he has always been an active Democrat. He married Mary O'Flarity, born near Dublin, Ireland, and they have been the parents of five children: Mollie, wife of Jerry Condron, of Erie, Pennsylvania; Harry D., died at the age of four years; Flora S., wife of John Stubler, of few Brighton; Alice, single, at home; and Henry G., of whom later.
    Henry G. Lampman, son of Henry G. and Mary (0'Flarity) Lampman, was educated in the common schools, and at the age of fifteen began working in a machine shop, where he remained one year. He then entered the service of the Erie Railroad Company as clerk at Oil City, where he remained one year, being then transferred to Meadville, where


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