John Gottschall


Webmaster's Note: This is from the Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, 1898. Page 742.

...John Gottschall, a native of Berks county, Penn., followed the occupation of lumbering, using the old whip-saw of those days in the manufacture of sawed lumber. The greater part of his life was passed in his native county, but he died in Lycoming county in 1839 while visiting some of his family. He was a Lutheran in religious belief, a Democrat in politics, and an honored and valued citizen of his community. During the Revolutionary war he aided the colonies in their struggle for independence. In Berks county he married a Miss Fouse, and to them were born twelve children...