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Pennsylvania State Senate

Esaias Billingfelt


Session Position District Party
1867 17 Republican
1869 17 Republican
1871 17 Republican
 Counties   Lancaster


1817 - 1905

Of Adamstown, Lancaster County, born January 11, 1827, Reamstown, Lancaster county, Esaias was left an orphan at an early age; attended the public schools; employed as an assistant teacher; worked as a day laborer; pursued a career as a hatter; taught school for fifteen years (1833-1848); studied surveying with Peter Martin; elected justice of the peace of  Adamstown, 1850-1863; appointed Deputy United States Marshal for Lancaster County, 1862; elected to the state House of 'Representatives of Pennsylvania, 1863-65; state Senate two terms 1867-1872; chaired the Committees on Finance, Federal Relations, Retrenchment and Reform, and Constitutional Reform. He was a director of the Adamstown and Southern Railway He died on June 1, 1905, interred at the Adamstown Cemetery, survived by his widow Margaret and son Elmer E. 
Ephrata Review, Friday, June 9, 1905