|Birth: ||May 15, 1793|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1886|
Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin
The ancestors of the Shriner family came from Germany early in the eighteenth century and settled in Lancaster County, Pa. John Shriner, the father of this sketch, moved to Northumberland, Pa., where he died about the year 1830; and left to survive him his wife, whose family name was Gast, and six children - they having lost one in infancy - the eldest being Daniel, who was born on the 15th of May, 1793.
Daniel Shriner, early in his life, was apprenticed to a man named Frick, who was the village chairmaker, and also made "spools and reels." Shriner was a young man of excellent habits, a natural mechanic, and applying himself most assiduously to his trade, soon became a master of what was then a most important branch of industry; and having acquired sufficient business knowledge as well, opened an establishment of his own in Mifflinburg, Union County, where he was soon successful in establishing a large patronage, employing several hands as well as keeping on the road a number of wagons peddling chairs, as was the custom of the day. He was a leading business man of the town and accumulated considerable property in and about the place, but in the course of business, after many years of residence there, he removed to Lewisburg, and continued the chair and cabinet business until he reached that point in life far past that at which the average man retires.
Mr. Shriner was married to Catherine Funston, of Columbia County, Pa., and their union was blest with six children, three of whom, to wit., Mrs. Rebecca Hower of Selinsgrove, Mrs. Emily Crotzer, and Josiah Shriner, of Lewisburg, are still living. Mrs. Shriner died in Lewisburg. Some few years after her death Mr. Shriner made his home at the residence of his son-in-law, Charles Hower, Esq., a prominent lawyer at Selinsgrove, where he spent the remainder of his days. He had a vivid recollection of the celebrated Dr. Joseph Priestly, who resided at Northumberland, Shriner being eleven years old at the time of Priestly's death in 1804.
Daniel Shriner was a small man in statue, very neat and comely, kind and gentle, full of anecdote and historical facts, with which he delighted his hearers. For very many years he was a member of the German Reformed Church, but soon after taking up his residence in Selinsgrove he connected himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and remained an active and consistent member of the same to the date of his death. He died on the 1st day of June, 1886, having attained the remarkable age of 93 years and 17 days. His remains were interred in the Evangelical Lutheran graveyard.
John Shriner (1767 - 1830)
Martha Gast Shriner (1771 - 1834)
Catherine Funston Shriner (1796 - 1859)*
Amanda Shriner (1816 - 1866)*
Sarah Ann Shriner Lorenz (1821 - 1886)*
Emily Shriner Crotzer (1825 - 1902)*
Catharine Shriner (1830 - 1833)*
Josiah Shriner (1835 - 1900)*
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Eric B Stone
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
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