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Free Genealogy Biography of C. L. Walter,
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C. L. Walter

C. L. Walter, farmer, P.O. box 152, Waynesboro, was born March 5, 1844, a son of John and Catherine (Besore) Walter, natives of Pennsylvania and of German origin. The father has followed farming and various other pursuits, but is now living a retired life in Waynesboro. Our subject, fourth in a family of six children, was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. He learned the stone-cutter's trade in Waynesboro, and worked in the marble works at that place at present owned by his brother, but at that time the property of his father.

Our subject commenced farming in 1878, and now owns a fine farm of 132 acres situated on the Hagerstown and Waynesboro Turnpike near Waynesboro. He keeps first-class stock and Jersey cattle. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 126th Regiment, and served as a non-commissioned officer until the expiration of his term of service (nine months). He participated in the battle of Fredericksburg.

In 1869 he married Amanda G., daughter of Henry W. Funk, and of German descent. To Mr. and Mrs. Walter has been born one child, Meta. The parents are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics he is a Republican. In 1883 Mr. Walter's fine barn and contents were destroyed by fire, causing a loss of about $2,500. He has since erected a new and substantial structure.

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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