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Adam F. Strayer

Adam F. Strayer, son of David W. and Lydia (Strayer) Strayer, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., February 25, 1846, came to Hopewell Township in 1848. His father was born in Hopewell Township in 1829, and has always resided there, with the exception of a few years spent in Lancaster County. Adam F. received his education at the public schools and at Pleasant Grove Academy.

He remained on the farm until 1863, when he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, 182nd Regiment, for nine months; after which he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 188th Regiment. In the battle of Chapin's Farm he was wounded in the right arm, which was subsequently amputated.

After the close of the war he followed school teaching, and taught in this township eleven years. In 1881 he was elected justice of the peace for the borough of Winterstown, which office he still holds. In 1867 he was married to Sarah E. Snyder, daughter of Jacob Snyder. They have no children. In 1868 he was appointed postmaster, which office he held until 1881. He and wife are members of the U. B. Church at Winterstown.

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

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