Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897
[p. 650] formerly a prominent business man of Sharon, Pa., with interests of an important nature still located there, but now a citizen of New Castle, Pa., where he is engaged in the meat business on Washington Street, was born in Germany Nov. 24, 1842, and is a son of Clement and Elizabeth (Hengle) Dach, both of whom were born in Germany and lived there many years of their lives.
Clement Dach came to the United States in 1844, and settled in McKeesport, Pa., where he remained until 1849, when he removed to Sharon, Pa., where he resided up to the time of his death. He was a butcher by trade, having learned it in the Old Country, but on coming to this land he engaged in work as a coal miner until 1864 when he resumed his original trade, and kept a meat shop until 1889, when he died, aged seventy-nine years. He was very successful in his ventures, and knowing well the secret of accumulating wealth, he became known as a prosperous tradesman. He was a stanch Democrat, politically. To him and his wife were born nine children, of whom only three are living: Ludwig, our subject; Bulgaria, who became the wife of Felix Hafley of Indiana; and Mary, who married Nicholas Klaser. They were faithful communicants of the Catholic Church. Our subject's mother lived to be sixty-nine years old, departing this life in 1883.
Our subject's education was obtained in the schools of Hickory township, and the early years of his manhood were spent in the coal mines. Later in life he learned the butcher's trade in his father's shop, and has followed that line of business steadily and successfully ever since. He kept a meat market in Hickory township, this county, fifteen years, and one in Sharon, Pa., for fifteen years, which market he still runs, his son Frank having it in charge. Mr. Dach conducts the business himself in his New Castle meat market.
In 1867 Mr. Dach was married to Margaret Seigler of Sharon, Pa., and to them have been given eight children, as follows: Elizabeth, who married Michael Snydenwind of Sharon, Pa., and they have four children, Ollie, Mike, Mary, and Charlie; Mary, the wife of John Weisen of Sharon, Pa., who has borne her husband one child, Ludwig; Clement, who married Mary Zimmer of Sharon, and has one child, Ludwig; Annie, who married John Knapp of Sharon, Pa., and has two children, Ludwig and Teressa; Frank; Katherine, who married Lewis Houk of Sharon, Pa.; Margaret; and Teressa. Mr. Dach belongs to the Sharon Lodge of the Protected Home Circle. He is a Catholic in his religious views and attachments.
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
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