HAAG, George Washington

Male 1842 - 1910  (68 years)


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  • Name HAAG, George Washington 
    Born 16 Jun 1842  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • GEORGE W. HAAG, deceased, was in the employ of what is now the American Car & Foundry Company, of Milton, for over thirty-six years, having entered the establishment when a young man. He was in charge of the air brake department (of which he was the head, at the time of his death) before the present company assumed ownership of the plant. He was a skilled mechanic, a master in his line, as his long continuance in a responsible capacity with one place proves.

      He was born June 16, 1842, and was a pupil in the public schools of Turbut township in his early boyhood, later attending the McEwensville Academy and also the Milton Academy. He worked on his father's farm until 1873, at which time he came to Milton and entered upon his apprenticeship to the machinist's trade, which proved to be his life work. He began his employment at this line with Murray, Dougal & Co., and when the plant was sold to the American Car & Foundry Company, its present owners, he continued in charge of the air-brake department, in which capacity he was engaged until his death.

      During the Civil war Mr. Haag served in the Union army as a member of Company B, 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was twice wounded, being shot in the breast and side at the battle of Fredericksburg; he was taken to Point Lookout hospital. He was a member of Henry Wilson Post, No.129, G.A.R., of Milton, and of the Royal Arcanum at Milton. Mr. HAAG died Aug. 27, 1910, and was buried at the upper cemetery, Milton, Pa.

      On Dec. 8, 1864, Mr. HAAG married Susan LEINBACH, daughter of John B. LEINBACH, of Lewis township, Northumberland county, and they were the parents of two children: George W., who married Rae Mervine (she died Aug. 23, 1907, leaving one son Burritt); and Margaret, at home. Mrs. HAAG and her children are members of the Reformed Church at Milton, but Mr. HAAG membership in the Lutheran Church.
    Census (desc) 1850  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living at 430 N Front St. and working as a car shop machinist 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 430 N Front St. and working as a machinist at the car shop 
    _UID 7CD3EE5664C0194B8FD57B192C220641A819 
    Died 27 Aug 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Milton Cemetery 
    Person ID I4172  Milton Families
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2014 

    Father HAAG, John Jr.,   b. 20 Mar 1814, Upper Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1876, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother LEINBACH, Margaretta,   b. 7 Feb 1820, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1892, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1839 
    Family ID F1247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LEINBACH, Susan C.,   b. 7 Jun 1844, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1928, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1864  [2
    Children 
     1. HAAG, John Luther,   b. 1870, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 10 years)
    +2. HAAG, George Leinbach,   b. 6 Mar 1873, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1924, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. HAAG, Margaret Ellen,   b. 24 Oct 1876, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1957, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] Death Certificate.

    2. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 975.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 17 Ward 1.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 1 Ward 1.