Harry A. Kalbach, druggist, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1872.
His father, William A. Kalbach, was born in Berks County in 1841, and is a son of Adam Kalbach, a farmer of that county. He was a lumber manufacturer on a large scale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He married Emma S. Lengel, born in Berks County in 1854. Their children are:
Harry A. Kalbach;
Clayton W. Kalbach, at school; and
Webster L. Kalbach, at school.
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kalbach reside in Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Reformed church.
Harry A. Kalbach attended the common schools until he was thirteen years old, when he entered Palatinate College, Meyerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and took a special course of two years and a half in mathematics and science in 1860. He spent seven months as drug clerk with Dr. P. M. Ziegler of Reading, Pennsylvania, after which he was with R. E. Moyer, of the same city, for two and a half years. He was graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1894, after which he was with his uncle, L. D. Kalbach, Bernville, Berks County, until April 1895. In that month he came to Lykens and bought the oldest drug store in the place, owned at one time by Mr. Garman, and afterwards by Brallier and Company. Mr. Kalbach carries a full stock of pure, fresh drugs and all other goods found in a first-class store. Physicians’ prescriptions and family recipes are carefully compounded under his supervision, and accuracy and safety may be relied upon.
Mr. Kalbach is a Democrat. He is a member of the Reformed church. He was married in Robesonia, Berks County, 2 June 1896, to Miss Sallie M. Miller, a native of Robesonia and daughter of Adam P. Miller and Amanda [Klopp] Miller, residents of Robesonia.
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.
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Findagrave Memorial #83572085. Harry A. Kalbach died on 12 May 1954 in Philadelphia. He is buried at Heidelberg Cemetery, Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.