[p. 861] who is well established in the photographic business at Ellwood City, was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of John and Dorothy (Emmert) Scheidemantle.
The father of Mr. Scheidemantle was born in Germany, and was brought to America by his parents when he was three years old. He engaged in farming for a number of years prior to 1894, when he moved to Ellwood City among its earliest settlers. He has been variously engaged and for the past seven years has been caretaker of one of the public school buildings. After coming to Ellwood City he built a fine residence at No. 801 Crescent Avenue, where he still resides, his age being sixty-seven years. He married Dorothy Emmert, who was born in Butler County and died at Ellwood City, January 22, 1905. They had the following children: John, now residing at Pittsburg; George, a resident of Mahoningtown; William, who is deceased; Annie, who is the widow of Lewis Marburger; Charles, residing at Duquesne, Pa.; Clara, wife of J. E. Weigle, residing at Mahoningtown; Frank, living at Duquesne; Ferdinand, subject of this sketch; Ida, wife of N. E. Rodgers, residing at Hazel Dell; Emma, wife of William Hollerman, also of Hazel Dell; Walter, who is associated in business with his brother Ferdinand; and Herman, who is a resident of Erie Pa.
From boyhood, Mr. Scheidemantle has been interested in photography, and from experimenting and the study of text books by himself, gradually increased his knowleage of the art until specimens of his work attracted attention, and subsequently led him into a prosperous business. For a time at the beginning limited means prevented his rapid progress, but he possesses the virtue of perseverance, together with his artistic talents, and has reached a high degree of success. He resides at No. 805 Crescent Avenue, but a fine studio is being erected for his use, which will have all the equipments known to the modern photographer. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Ellwood City.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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