FREDERICK McGARFF1 was born in Germany, in 1811. He married Miss Fredrika Miller, of Saxony. He came to America and located at Wellsboro, in 1854, and engaged in the manufacture of brick on Nichols street, near the cemetery. In 1881 he removed his works to the present location. He employs from 10 to 12 men, turning out about 500,000 bricks annually. His son William enlisted in Company H 6th Pennsylvania volunteers in 1861, and was killed at the battle of Antietam, September 17th 1862, Lewis McGarff, another son, enlisted in 1861 in Company E (Kane’s Rifles) “Bucktail” regiment, and served three years, during which he was once made a prisoner.
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