Biography of Peleg Burdic
Potter County, PA Biographies

PELEG BURDIC, proprietor of the Sharon Centre House, Sharon Centre, was born in Addison, Steuben Co., N. Y., April 24, 1830, a son of Thomas J. and Ursula (Gibbs) Burdic, who settled at Millport, Sharon township, Potter Co., Penn., about 1838, where they resided two years; then moved to Sharon Centre, locating on the land now owned and occupied by their son Peleg, where the father engaged in lumbering for many years. They reared a family of nine children, viz.: John, Peleg, George, Jesse, Roxie, Melvin, Helen (Mrs. Dana Drake), Ralph and Elmira (Mrs. DeWitt Gustin). Peleg Burdic was reared in Sharon, and his early life was spent in lumbering, at which he continued up to 1861, when he erected the Sharon Centre House, which he has since successfully conducted. December 31, 1863, he enlisted in Company L, Fifteenth New York Cavalry, participated in the Shenandoah raids and was honorably discharged July 4, 1865. He married Matilda, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Gibbs) Manley, of Addison, N. Y., and they have one son, Wallace) a merchant of Sharon Centre. Mr. Burdic has been postmaster of Sharon Centre since Lincoln's first administration. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, both lodge and chapter, and of the Knights of Labor. Politically he is a stanch advocate of the Greenback doctrine.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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