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Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

David D. Poff

David D. Poff, son of John and Magdalene Poff, of Hellam Township, was born November 28, 1845, and is of German descent.

February 16, 1864, he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, 182nd Regiment, and took part in all its engagements and marches until his muster out, July 18, 1865.

He was married, November 2, 1865, to Lydia, daughter of Jacob and Wilhelmina Howard, of Lower Windsor, and had born to him one child: Flora Ida, June 17, 1866.

Mr. Poff is member of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R.; he has filled the offices of supervisor and school director three years; he is a stockholder and director in the Chanceford Turnpike Company; he has served as juryman of the supreme court at Philadelphia; has been three times sent to the county convention, and has been five times on the county committee.

In 1881 he bought his present farm of fifty acres on which he has erected fine buildings.

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

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