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Pennsylvania State Senate

Ner B Middleswarth



Session Position District Party
1853 15 Whig
 Counties   Juniata, Mifflin, Union


1783 - 1865

Ner Middleswarth was born in New Jersey of Dutch ancestry, December 12, 1783, the son of John and Martha (Reed) Middleswarth.  The family moved to Beavertown, Snyder County, Pa., offering Ner a very limited education.  He served as a captain in the Niagra Campaign, War of 1812; member of the state House of Representatives 1815-1841; two terms as Speaker; and served in the state Senate 1853-1855; elected as a Whig to Congress, March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855; did not run for reelection in 1854; he was a blacksmith, clover and grist miller, stiller,  saw-miller, and owned several farms; served as president of the Beaver Furnace Co. in Snyder County; associate judge of Snyder County in 1858; married Christina Schwarzkop; and died in Beavertown, Snyder County, Pa., June 2, 1865, interment in Union Cemetery.

Bruce Fosnocht  cfosnocht@prodigy.net; also: Congressional Biographies