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Free Genealogy Biography of Reuben Strominger
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Reuben P. Strominger, Esq.

Reuben P. Strominger, Esq. was born in Newberry Township, York Co., Penn., October 8, 1838, son of Michael and Catharine (Eterman) Strominger, of York County, Penn., and of German descent, who had a family of four sons and four daughters, of whom Reuben P. was the youngest son.

April 21, 1861, he left the farm to enlist, at York, in Company F, Sixteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 16th Regiment, and served three months. August 12, 1863. he re-enlisted as a private in Company K, One Hundred and Forty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 143rd Regiment, and served till the close of the war, when he was mustered out at Hart's Island. His regiment was connected with the Army of the Potomac, and took part in the battles of Mine Run, Weldon Railroad, Hatcher's Run and Wilderness, besides numerous skirmishes.

After his return home he worked for about four years at carpentering and bridge building, and in 1869 removed to Goldsboro, where he has lived since. He was married at Goldsboro, in 1866, to Elizabeth Millard. They had two children, one of whom died in infancy, the other, Jennie, is married to Charles Breckinridge, of Goldsboro. Mr. Strominger was elected constable in 1870, and has held that office six terms. He was again elected in 1878, and held the office three terms. In 1882 he was appointed justice of the peace, to serve the unexpired term of F. R. Prowell, and in the ensuing election was elected for five years. He engaged in the fire insurance business in 1878, and is now the agent of the Farmers', of Dover; Manheim, of Lancaster; Valley Mutual, of Lebanon, of which latter he is also a director; Farmers', of York; Sun, of England; Pacific, of New York, and the Pennsylvania Mutual, of Columbia. He is also a dealer in tobacco.

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

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