Henry D. Kamerer




Henry D. C. Kamerer





HENRY D. C. KAMERER. The Kamerer family is representative of the old pioneer element of Mercer County.  The first members of this family came from Westmoreland county and located in what is now Delaware Township.  Adam Kamerer, on of their number and father of Henry D. C., of this sketch, settled there with his wife, Mary Magdalene Willyard, in 1822. Delaware township at that time was practically an unsettled wilderness.  With several of his brothers he once set to work clearing the forest and establishing a home. The children of this family are: Daniel, Peter, Casper, Adam. Ludwig and Elizabeth (twins), Jacob, Catherine, Henry D. C., Lydia and Harriet, all of whom have died except Casper, Ludwig, Henry D. C. and Lydia, wife of James Mc Dowell, of Oregon. Both parents were earnest members of the German Reformed church (now the Reformed church in the United States) and Adam Kamerer was successively a Whig and a Democrat.

Henry D. C. Kamerer, of this sketch, was born in Delaware township and has passed all of his life in this locality. As a farmer and stock raiser he followed in the successful career of his father, and some years ago retired from active work. In 1870 Mr. Kamerer was married to Miss Isabella Jane Laudermilch, a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Goonderman) Laudermilch, her father being a farmer of the township, who migrated from Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, at an early age. Mrs. Kamerer died in 1888, the mother of tile following children: John, a Michigan farmer, who married Mollie Messemer, of Ohio; Annie, now Mrs. Oliver Hittle, a well known farmer of Delaware township; Harry Edwin, who married Miss Elizabeth Moyer and is now living on the old homestead in Delaware township; and Irwin Delancet, a farmer of West Salem township, who married Miss Rosetta Anderson.

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, page 835-837. 




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