Free Genealogy Biography of Samuel Monath,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War
Samuel MonathSamuel Monath, contractor and. builder, Chambersburg, was born at that place September 1, 1848, son of John and Anna Catherine Monath. He obtained a fair education in the public schools of Chambersburg, and in the spring of 1864 he enlisted in the Twenty-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, 182nd Regiment, and participated in the battle of Five Forks, at front of Petersburg, and at the retreat of Gen. Lee, and was present at the latter’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9, 1865.
He served until the close of the war, and was discharged at Harrisburg, Penn., in the fall of 1865.
Returning to civil life, he came to Chambersburg and served an apprenticeship at the trade of carpenter and builder with Shepler & Myers, with whom he continued to work until commencing business for himself in about 1874. Since then he has been extensively engaged in contracting and building, and is now doing the most extensive business, probably, in that line in the county. He has erected several of the finest buildings in the borough. He employs, during the season, from ten to fifteen carpenters.
October 4, 1868, Mr. Monath was married to Eliza Smith, and they are the parents of two sons: John W. and Walter S. The parents are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Monath has been a member of the I.O.O.F. for eighteen years; also of the encampment. About six years ago he was elected to the office of councilman, serving a term of two years, and at the present time is one of the school directors of the borough. In politics he is a Democrat.
Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.
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