Biography of Simon P. Schall
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

SIMON P. SCHALL, a leading farmer and stock raiser of Manor township, and an influential citizen in the community in which he resides, is a son of Israel and Sarah (Hildman) Schall, and was born in Kittanning township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1838. His grandfather, Michael Schall, was born in eastern Pennsylvania in 1776, and removed to Armstrong county, where he was engaged in farming for over fifty years. He died in 1856, aged eighty years. He was an industrious farmer, a peaceable man and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. One of his sons, Israel Seball (father), was born in Kittanning township in 1802, and resided there until his death. He was a farmer by occupation, a prominent democrat in politics and at different times held various of his township's offices. For a number of years he was a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran church, of which both he and his wife were consistent members. He died in 1868, when in the sixty sixth year of his age. He married Sarah Hildman, who was born in Kittanning township in 1809. Mrs. Schall is still living in Kittanning township and is very active for a woman of eighty one years of age.

Simon P. Schall was reared on his thther's farm, and after receiving a common school education, learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed for fifteen years. He then engaged in farming, which he has followed ever since. He now owns a farm of one hundred and thirty acres, some six miles from Kittanning, on the Kittanniug and Leechburg road. In addition to farming Mr. Schall makes a specialty of live stock, which he raises for the eastern markets.

In 1860 he married Eliza Patrick, a daughter of Robert Patrick, of Kittanning township. They have been the parents of seven children Sarah M., Warren, Laura, Robert, Joseph, Harry, and one which died.

Simon P. Schall is a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is a consistent member. He is a republican in politics, has filled various township offices and is esteemed in the community in which he resides as an energetic and substantial citizen, who is ever ready to assist in any and every good cause. He is firm in his convictions of what he believes to be right, yet is considerate of the feelings and opinions of others, and never forces his views on any one.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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