Biography of L. I. Arbogast
Cambria County, PA Biographies





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) Arbogast.

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 assistant superintendent.

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.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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