Biographical Profile: Corp. Andrew Highbarger, Company H, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

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ANDREW HIGHBARGER, blacksmith for the Mercer County Coal Company at Pardoe, was born November 27, 1837, in Clarion County, Penn. He was educated in the common schools, and began learning his trade at the age of nineteen years in Clarion, where he continued for four years. He then went to Oil City, where he combined his trade with drilling until 1862, when he came to Mercer County and enlisted in Company H, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served for three years. He was wounded in the left hip at Spottsylvania, and was laid up for several months. Excepting this loss he was with his regiment in every battle they fought. On his return from the war he engaged in smithing at Pardoe, where he has since continued. He does the smithing work for the Mercer County Coal Company. He was married to Margaret Wilson, a sister of David Wilson, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. Mrs. H. died, leaving two children: John and Albert. He was married again, to Mary Parks, and has three children: Ada, Irene, James Arthur and Floyd Morris. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Pardoe, and he is a Republican. John and Betsey Highbarger had six children: Jacob, Eliphas, Henry, Amos, Jonas and Andrew. The parents are both dead, and were consistent members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Highbarger is one of the representative citizens of this county, and one of the most efficient blacksmiths in the State.

History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania : its past and present : including its aboriginal history, its early settlement and development, a description of its historic and interesting localities, sketches of its boroughs, townships and villages, neighborhood and family histories, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc. : also, a condensed history of Pennsylvania. Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1888.

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