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    David Gump, farmer; P. O. Pleasant Hill; was born in Bethel Township, this county, in March 1834; his father, Daniel Gump, was born in Maryland, and his mother, Margaret Studabaker, in Pennsylvania; Daniel came to this State when a young man, and his death occurred in Bethel Township about ten years ago; his wife survived him till Feb. 18, 1879; Daniel had a family of seven sons and two daughters, all of whom grew up, married, and still survive, with the exception of one daughter. The subject of this sketch, who is the seventh child of the family, was educated in the common schools; farming has always been his occupation, and his farm, with its neat and thrifty appearance, indicates that he understands his business; his life, to maturity was passed under the parental roof, performing his share of the duties of the farm; he made his first location in Montgomery Co., near Harrisburg; afterward he returned to his native township, and April 14, 1865 (the day Lincoln was killed), he moved to his present place, first renting, and, after a year or so, purchasing it. He was married, in November, 1858, to Catherine Huffer, of Montgomery Co., born six miles west of Dayton; her death occurred May 18, 1878, aged 39 years; she was a faithful member of the German Baptist Church; she left a son and daughter - Edward, born Dec. 19, 1862, Minna Belle, born Nov. 22, 1868; three children died - William, born Nov. 5,1859, Clara, born in 1870, and another in infancy; Mr. Gump is a connected with the German Baptist Church, of which he is a consistent member; he is sociable, affable and upright in all his business transactions.

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