04/12/1830 - 02/02/1899

KNITTLE, Joseph Baldy, a Representative from Columbia County; born, April 12, 1830 in Franklin Township, Columbia County, Pa.; attended, Bloomsburg Academy (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania); farmer; teacher; engaged, hardware business; elected, auditor, Columbia County (1859-1860); elected, auditor, Franklin Township (1861-1862); engaged, dry goods business; elected, justice of the peace, Conyngham (1863, 1878); elected, president, council, Centralia; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1878 and 1880; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1882); surveyor; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Catawissa (1885-1889); unsuccessful campaign, sheriff, Catawissa (1891); elected, justice of the peace, Catawissa (1891-1899); died, February 2, 1899 in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

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