Charles W. Conser, Co. D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

Historical and biographical work or Past and Present of Clinton County, by J. Milton Furey, Lock Haven, Pa. Williamsport, PA.: Pennsylvania Grit Printing House, 1892.

Charles W. Conser was born May 31st, 1841. He is a son of Levi Conser. He received his early education in the public schools. He served several years as an apprentice in the cabinet making shop of John F. Sloan at Lock Haven. In April, 1861, he entered the army, enlisting in Company D, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania [Reserves]. After serving eighteen months he returned home, and was made enrolling officer of his district. In the autumn of 1864 he again enlisted, and served in the 203rd Regiment, until mustered out of service at Philadelphia in June, 1865. After the war he returned to Loganton, and followed his trade for about ten years. He then started a confectionery store and barber shop. He also followed the marketing business for a time. C. W. Conser was married December, 1864, to Margaret Gheen, of Nippenose Valley. They have two children, one son and one daughter, both married and residing at Loganton. Mr. Conser was elected and served one term as justice of the peace, being elected in February, 1885. He is at present conducting a novelty store, which he started a short time ago.

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