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Lewis Cline

Lewis Cline was born in Newberry Township. York Co., Penn., March 10, 1836, and is the fourth of ten children born to Andrew and Margaret (Foster) Cline, natives of York County, Penn., and of German and Irish descent, respectively. Andrew Cline was a hatter by trade, but gave that up and began farming, which he followed until his death. Lewis was reared a farmer, and at the age of twenty-one began teaching school, which he followed for two terms. He continued farming until he was thirty-one years old, when he took charge of his father's mill, on shares, and since his father's death has operated the mill in his own name.

He enlisted August 4, 1862, in Company K, One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 130th Regiment, and took part in the battle of Antietam, where he was wounded in the left arm. He was with his regiment at Chancellorsville where he took no part in the battle, but carried water to the wounded. He was discharged May 21, 1863, on the expiration of his term of enlistment. He is now a pensioner and receives $64 yearly.

In 1871 he married Elmira Mordorf, and they have three children; Clara, Rosaline and Edith, Mrs. Cline is a daughter of Levi and Susanna (Leiby) Mordorf, natives of Cumberland County, Penn. Mr. Cline is doing a good business in his mills, which have three run of buhrs, one on wheat and two on feed. On the date stone of these the Lewisberry Mills is carved in antique letters the following. "Samuel Kniselley, Mason John Harmn & Eliz his wife, October ye 11, annd 1785, in the 10th year of Amrn. Independey." Mr. Cline is a Republican.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.