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PETER SNYDER BERGSTRESSER


Photo credit:

Gasbarro, Norman. “Lieutenants of the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.” Civil War Blog, February 25, 2012. www.civilwar.gratzpa.org 

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1868 Republican
 Counties   Dauphin

Biography

11/02/1836 - 11/19/1913

BERGSTRESSER, Peter Snyder, a Representative from Dauphin County; born, November 2, 1836 in Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County, Pa.; attended, Berrysburg Academy; attended, West Chester Academy; graduated, Lafayette College, 1867; first lieutenant, Company I, 177th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); captain, Company H, 192nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1865, Civil War); teacher, Shamokin Township; teacher, West Chester Academy; principal, Berrysburg Academy (1857, 1859-1862, 1864-1866, 1867-1874); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1867; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1868); elected, principal, Lykens schools (1874-1881); principal, Trevorton High School (1883-1889); superintendent of schools, Zerbe Township (1883-1889); elected, surveyor, Northumberland County (1889-1890); died, November 19, 1913 in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; interred, Peace Church Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.