Biography of C. W. Amsler
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C. W. AMSLER, merchant, Marienville, was born in Washington township, Clarion Co., Penn., July 3, 1849, a son of Henry K. and Magdaline (Kapp) Amsler, natives of Lancaster county, Penn., former of whom, who was one of the pioneers of Clarion county, taking up government land, was an oldtime Whig, and is now a Republican, taking an active part in local politics. The family of our subject's mother were also among the pioneers of Clarion county, and the first to settle in Washington township. Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Amsler are devout members of the Lutheran Church, in which he has been a deacon for many years. They reared nine children, seven of whom are living:. Caroline M. (wife of S. D. Rickembrade, in Clarion county), Clara A. (wife of Peter Green, also in Clarion county), C. W., Louisa (wife of Ellis Detrick, in Venaugo county), William H. (on the homestead farm of his grandfather), Elmer E. and Ida (at home), C. W. Amsler was reared and educated in Clarion county, and at the age of twenty one years engaged as a laborer in the Warren county oil fields. He soon became an operator for himself, and has been through the excitement in the whole field, retiring at Garfield, Penn., in. 1884, but finally coming to Marienville, when he embarked in mercantile business with Mr. Sigworth under the firm name of Sigworth & Amsler. Mr. Sigworth retired in 18S5, and the present firm of Amsley Bros. & Co. was organized. They are also engaged in the manufacture of lumber and shingles, having mills in Jenks township. Mr. Amsler married, in 1871, Miss Laura A., daughter of John H. and Fannie Sigworth, of Clarion county. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. of Shippensville, and politically is a Republican. He was appointed postmaster at Marienville, July 1, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Amsler are members of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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