History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Joseph Bosler was born March 23, 1838. He attended the common schools and
the academy at New Kingston and the grammar school of Dickinson College.
He also spent his early life on his father’s farm, with the exception of
several years passed with his brother James in Ohio. In 1863 he joined
said brother in Sioux City, Iowa, and engaged with him in merchandising
and Government contracting until 1866, when he returned to Carlisle and
formed a copartnership with his brother, J.H. Bosler. This partnership
lasted eight years, during which time they were interested in stock and
real estate in the West. Joseph still continues this business. November
4, 1868, he married Sarah E., daughter of Thomas Newton and Margaret
(Billmeyer) Lemen, of Berkeley County, W.Va. Mr. and Mrs. Bosler have had
seven children, five of whom are living: Margaret, Joseph, Jr., Eliza
Herman, Mary and Susan Lemen. Mrs. Bosler and a daughter, Margaret, are
members of the Second Presbyterian Church, of Carlisle.
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