STRINE, George Worthington

Male 1818 - 1900  (82 years)


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  • Name STRINE, George Worthington 
    Born 15 Mar 1818  Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography

    • Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891: George W. Strine was born in Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1818, son of Matthias and Catherine (Welshans) Strine, natives of York County, Pennsylvania and early settlers of Union County. His grandfather emigrated from Germany and served in the Revolutionary War. The father of our subject removed to Milton April 1, 1818, where he worked at his trade and boat building. Prior to this he was engaged in saddletree making at Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. He was an elder in the Lutheran church many years. He died in 1861; his wife died in 1858. They were the parents of nine children, four of whom are living; Henry, George W., Daniel, and Matthias. The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in Milton, and learned the trade of boat builder, which he has followed about 30 years, twenty of which he was a contractor and built boats for the Penn Canal Company.

      He also engaged in farming about ten years. In 1841, he married Mary, daughter of Frederick Burnman, who died in 1883 leaving 3 children: Melancthon; Mary, wife of John Peeler, of Milton, and Alice, wife of Lewis Small, of York County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Strine has been an active member of the Democratic Party. He was postmaster at Milton under James Buchanan's administration, was elected sheriff of Northumberland County in 1875 and served one term, and has also served several terms as councilman and member of the school board of Milton. He is a stockholder in the Milton Knitting Company and the Milton Bridge Company. He is a member of the Lutheran church, in which he has served as elder.
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a boat builder 
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as postmaster 
    • He lived on the east side of S Front St., just north of Lower Market St. His property can be seen on the map of 1858.
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    working as a canal boat builder 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    working as a farmer 
    Obituary
    • George W. Strine

      After continued illness of many months and rallying from time to time one of our oldest, respected and well known citizens, Ex-Sheriff, George W. Strine, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Peeler on Elm Street, shortly before noon on Wednesday last. During his late sickness, not only his children, but his grandchildren tried to rival in their kindness, one among another and see who could be the best and most affectionate in their treatment to the kindly old man.

      He was born at Mifflinburg, Union Co., and was in the 83rd year of his age.

      For many years he followed the trade of boat builder on the Penns(ylvania). Canal, his yard being just above where the Shimer Machine shops are now erected. There he was quite successful and many a stout and substantial canal boat was launched from his yards.

      Being an ardent Democrat, he was appointed Postmaster during the Johnson administration and in 1875 was elected Sheriff of Northumberland Co., serving, also, as School Director and Councilman.

      His marriage to Miss Mary Burnman in 1841 resulted in the issue of three children in the persons of Mrs. John Peeler and Melancthon Strine of Milton and Mrs. Alice Strine Small of York, Pennsylvania.

      Of his parental family there survive two brothers, Messrs. Daniel Strine of South Front Street and Mathias Strine of Bound Avenue.

      The deceased was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was an elder of its official board.

      His funeral will occur from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peeler where he hs been so kindly cared for and interment will be made in the lower cemetery.

      The Miltonian June 22, 1900, Page 3
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    Died 20 Jun 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2669  Milton Families
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2012 

    Father STRINE, Matthias,   b. 22 Apr 1776, Harmony Grove, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1861, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother WELSHANS, Catharina,   b. 8 Nov 1782, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1860, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1801 
    Family ID F786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BURNMAN, Mary Eva,   b. 5 Sep 1819, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1883  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1841 
    Children 
     1. STRINE, Catherine,   b. 4 Sep 1842,   d. 22 Sep 1849, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. STRINE, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 25 Apr 1844,   d. 17 Jun 1923  (Age 79 years)
     3. STRINE, Melancthon,   b. 4 Jun 1847, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1917  (Age 70 years)
     4. STRINE, Alice,   b. 14 Sep 1852, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. STRINE, Mosheim,   b. 24 Sep 1854,   d. 22 Jan 1856  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1818 - Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a boat builder - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as postmaster - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a canal boat builder - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a farmer - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891.

    2. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 994.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 29.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 7.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 15.

    6. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 S Ward.