SAMUEL CLARENCE IMHOFF, who owns a fine farm of ninety four acres which is situated in Canton Township, Washington
Co., Pa, is numbered with the successful agriculturists of this section, and is also one of its most enterprising
business men. He was born on his present farm, August 16, 1863, and is a son of Samuel and Mary J. (Stewart) Imhoff.
Samuel Imhoff was born in Canton Township and is a son of Martin Imhoff, who was born in Switzerland. During the
early days of the gold excitement in California, Samuel Imhoff visited the far West and there was engaged for a
time in mining. After he returned to Washington County, Pa., he followed farming in Canton Township, where he died
in 1874. He married Mary J. Stewart, who was also born in Canton Township and died here in 1881. Of their children,
Samuel Clarence Imhoff is the only survivor.
Samuel Clarence Imhoff grew to manhood in Canton Township and in boyhood attended the district schools. He has
been engaged in farming and stock raising ever since he entered into business. He also followed threshing for a
time and then bought a portable sawmill and for some years has done a large amount of work with this machine in
different sections. He is a practical business man and stands well with his fellow citizens personally.
On January 28, 1886, Mr. Imhoff was married to Miss Emma J. Smiley, who was born in Cross Creek Township, Washington
County, and is a daughter of the late James G. Smiley. They have two children: Mary S. and James C. Mr. Imhoff
and family belong to the North Buffalo United Presbyterian Church, the membership of which includes the larger
number of the substantial and representative people of this section. In his political views, Mr. Imhoff is independent,
having connected himself with no definite party, but is sure to east his vote, however, for a responsible and reliable
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910
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