SAMUEL C. IMHOFF, one of the young and energetic farmers of Canton township, was born August 16, 1863, upon the farm where he still resides, and which was also the birth place of his father. Very little is known of the grandfather of our subject, except that he was a native of eastern Pennsylvania, and died in middle life, leaving the following children: George, William, Henry, Samuel and two daughters. Samuel Imhoff was born December 30, 1816, and although receiving but a limited education, he possessed a strong mind which easily grasped the knotty problems of life, and came from each contest fresh and vigorous, ready for another battle. In early manhood he went to California, and remained there six years. He was married to Mary J. Stewart, a resident of Canton township, and she bore him only one child, Samuel C. Mr. Imhoff was originally a Whig, later becoming an active worker in the Republican ranks; in religious faith he was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died in December, 1874, and was followed by his wife March 22, 1881. They both rest in the Upper Buffalo cemetery.
Samuel C. Imhoff attended the common schools of the neighborhood during his minority, and when old enough assumed the management of the farm, upon which he has always lived. On January 28, 1886, he married Emma J., daughter of James Smiley, of Cross Creek township, and they have two children: Mary S., born November 21, 1886, and James C., born May 19, 1889. He is an energetic supporter of the Republican party and, with his family, is a member of the United Presbyterian Church of North Buffalo.
Text taken from page 833 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed January 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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