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Pennsylvania State Senate

Joseph S Waream


Session Position District Party
1873 22 Democrat
1875 22 Democrat
 Counties   Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry


1833 - 1880

Joseph S. Waream was born in 1833, apprenticed and became a bricklayer, and taught school.  In 1857, he served as Register and Recorder of Mifflin County before enlisting as a corporal, later 2d Sgt., in the Logan Guards, 25th Regt.  He reenlisted with the 131st Regt., PVI, August 1862, Camp Curtin, Harrisburg – nine month service, captain.  Joseph was wounded at Fredericksburg and participated in the Mud March and the Battle of Chancellorsville.  He mustered out with the company, May 23, 1863.  Waream reenlisted a second time as Orderly Sergeant, Co. C, 78th Regt., Feb. 18, 1865, and mustered out on Sept. 11, 1865 in Nashville, Tenn.  After the war he served as clerk of the County Commission, 1866-1873; Justice of the Peace, 1866-1873; and elected to the state Senate, 1873-1875.  Senator Waream passed away at age 48, on February 21, 1880, “the most popular man in Mifflin County.”  His widow was the former Mabel Jane Soles.