L. I. Arbogast, comptroller and assistant superintendent of the Vinton Colliery Company and vice president of
the Vintondale State Bank, is a representative citizen and successful business man of Cambria County, He was born
at Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pa., Feb. 16, 1884, and is the son of William S. and Margaret (Fisher)
William S. Arbogast, deceased, was a prominent citizen of Miffintown, Pa. He was born at Mount Pleasant Mills and
began life as a farmer. He later engaged in the hotel business at Miffintown, and for eight years successfully
conducted the Jacobs House. He operated several hotels at that place, and after his retirement from business, resided
at Miffintown. He died Jan. 20, 1926, and his wife died Nov. 4, 1921. Mr. Arbogast was a Republican, a member of
the Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, Harrisburg Consistory, 32nd degree and Zembo Temple, Harrisburg. To Mr. and
Mrs. Arbogast were born two children: L. I., the subject of this sketch; and Edna, lives at Philadelphia.
L. I. Arbogast received his education in the public schools and was graduated from Lewistown Academy. He then entered
the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Miffintown in a clerical capacity, and on Aug. 4, 1912, moved to Vintondale,
where he became chief clerk of the Vinton Colliery Company. in 1916 he was promoted to comptroller and is also
On June 16, 1925, Mr. Arbogast was united in marriage with Miss Euphemia Shaw, the daughter of Robert and Euphemia
Shaw, residents of Houtzdaie. Mr. Shaw is deceased and is buried at Houtzdale, Pa. His widow lives at Houtzdale.
Mr. Arbogast is a Republican and has served three terms as a member of the council. He has always taken an active
interest in the affairs of the community and it was largely through these efforts that Vintondale was made a borough.
He holds membership in the Presbyterian Church, F. & A. M. No. 324, Miffintown, Harrisburg Consistory 32nd
degree, and Zembo Temple, Harrisburg. lie is a member of the Sunnehanna Country Club, Johnstown.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Cambria County Pennsylvania Biographies
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