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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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EMANUEL C. LINE bears worthily the name of a family long esteemed in Cumberland county. At a time when the French Huguenots were seeking homes in Switzerland, George Line, a native of Switzerland, sailed with his wife and son, George, for America, but died on shipboard. The widow located in Lancaster county, Pa., where young George grew up. For many years he was the proprietor of the famous Green Gardens, in Lancaster county, and finally removed to Cumberland County. He married Salome Zimmerman, and of their children David died in Lancaster county; and William, Abraham and John lived in Dickinson township, Cumberland county; George died unmarried. The daughters were Elizabeth, Salome and Susanna.

John Line, son of George, married Barbara Anna LeFevre, and they had six children, three sons and three daughters: Sa lome; Catherine, who became Mrs. Tritt; Mary, now Mrs. Coulter, of Vermilion, Kan.; George L.; Daniel, who was burned to death in childhood; and John, who settled in Warren county, Illinois.

George L. Line, son of John, married his second cousin, Maria Line, daughter of Emanuel Line and granddaughter of William. They settled on the old family homestead, and passed the rest of their lives there. Their children were: Elizabeth M., John A., Emanuel C. and Abram L. Mrs. Maria Line died Nov. 27, 1869, her husband surviving until Nov. 5, 1885 when he died aged eighty years, ten months and ten days.

Emanuel C. Line was born on the farm in Dickinson township, where he yet resides, May 8, 1837. He remained on the old home farm and took care of his parents in their old age. He now has 101 acres of finely improved land. He is a Republican in political faith, and is a consistent member of the Methodist Church. He married Rachel Juniper, and they have had the following children: Clarence B., born April 27, 1888; John Ira, Feb. 28, 1890; William, July 28, 1892 (died Aug. 17, 1892); Clinton D., Dec. 25, 1893; and Golda, July 4, 1896.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company. 

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