Bachman, J. W.

Mount Pleasant Township
History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886
H. C. Bradsby with Aaron Sheely
Page 485
Transcribed by Vicki Hartman; September 2008 for

"J. W. BACHMAN, farmer, P. O. New Oxford, was born in April, 1819, in Hanover, York Co., Penn. His grandfather Bachman was born and married in Germany, and when a young man came to America and farmed in York County, Penn., but was accidentally killed in Adams County, Penn., by a wagon running over him as he was returning from a mill after night. He left two sons and one daughter. Of these David, who was born shortly after the death of his father, learned the saddler and harness-makerís trade, which he followed nearly all his life. He married Rebecca, daughter of David Hellman, and had six children: Ann, John W., Louise, Amelia, Emma and Maria. David Bachman and wife died at Hanover, York Co., Penn., aged eighty and sixty years respectively. Of their children, John W., was educated in Hanover, Penn., and there learned his fatherís trade and carriage-trimming, which he followed forty years and gave good satisfaction to his customers, having learned his trade thoroughly. He removed to his farm of forty acres, in this county, in 1860, and has remained on it ever since, engaged principally in agricultural pursuits since coming here. He was married to Nancy, daughter of David Slagle, an old pioneer of Oxford Township. They have two children now living: Otis G. and Emma E. Otis G. has been a successful teacher most of his life and an active business man, well known nearly all over the county in local and political circles. Our subject has been identified with the Democratic party all his life and has served his neighbors and friends in different offices, especially in the capacity of justice of the peace, and was re-elected without opposition in the spring of 1885. "

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