Edward Romberger, farmer, Washington Township, was born in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 30 July 1841, son of Daniel Romberger and Hannah [Bergstresser] Romberger. He acquired his education for the most part in the common schools of his native place, and at the age of seventeen years spent three months in the Seminary at New Berlin, Union County, After coming from the Seminary, he taught school one term at Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in which he had all the children from Wiconisco to the county line – twenty-four or five in all.
Not liking the occupation of teaching he took up farming. When he was fifteen years old his parents located on the farm which he now owns and which he bought when he was forty years old. It now consists of two hundred and sixty-acres of which one hundred and sixty are cleared. It originally was over four hundred acres, for which his father paid $13,000, and he paid his father $14,000 for two hundred and twenty-three acres. After his marriage and previous to his father’s death he had for sixteen years occupied a farm in Lykens Township, bought from his father, and which he sold after his father’s death and bought his present farm.
He was married, 10 January 1867, to Miss Sarah Klinger, daughter of Alexander Klinger, native of Washington Township, and she has borne him two children:
Elmer Wesley Romberger, born 6 September 1872, at home;
Alice C. Romberger, born 19 March 1870, wife of P. W. G. Raker, a school teacher at WIlliamstown.
Mr. Edward Romberger is a Republican and has served as a school director in Washington Township one term and also as assessor. He is a member of the Evangelical church and has served as a trustee in the same for many years.
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The above information was modified/edited from Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. M. Runk and Company of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. A free download is available from the Internet Archive.
Findagrave Memorial #60971706. Edward Romberger died 22 March 1907. He is buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.