Biography of Alfred K. Stoneback
Indiana County, PA Biographies

ALFRED K. STONEBACK. Indiana county's future success is largely based on her rich farming lands, her wealth of timber and her immense deposits of coal, iron ore and limestone. Among those who are earnestly engaged in developing her material resources is Alfred K. Stoneback, justice of the peace and a leading real estate agent of Black Lick. He was born at Zieglersville, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1863, and is a son of John and Ottillia (Beerer) Stoneback. John Stoneback was born in Montgomery county in 1834, is a son of David Stoneback, who was a member of the State legislature, from Montgomery county, in 1859-61, and came to Black Lick in 1871. He has always been actively engaged in business pursuits, and at the present time owns several hundred acres of valuable timber and farming land in this and adjoining counties. He married Ottillia Beerer, daughter of Joseph Beerer, of Montgomery county, a native of France. They are the parents of five children, one son and four daughters.

Alfred K. Stoneback was reared in Montgomery county and at Black Lick. He attended the common schools of Montgomery and Indiana counties, and entered Blairsville academy, where he remained for four years. Leaving school, he engaged in his present business of farming and lumbering. He is a democrat, has always taken an active part in politics, and during 1888 served as mercantile appraiser. In 1887 he was elected as justice of the peace of Burrell township for a term of five years, and so far, in the discharge of the duties of his office, has given general satisfaction. In addition to five hundred acres of land which he and his father own in Indiana county, he owns over four hundred acres of choice mineral land in Cambria county. He has bought and sold a great deal of real estate, making a specialty of mineral and timber lands. He has won his way to an honorable place in the ranks of the progressive and successful business men of this part of the Stat; and is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, justice of the peace in Indiana county.


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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