Yesterday, since the Historical Society was closed, I got to spread out in the reading room and process some long unopened boxes. A box labeled A. H. Gehman revealed a chaotic collection of papers belonging to Abner H. Gehman and his son, Harry M. Gehman.
Abner H. Gehman was born in 1854 in Franconia Towship. As as adult, he moved to Norristown. Going through the box, I found many things familiar from writing this blog. Mr. Gehman was member of the Republican Invincibles.
He also briefly worked as a clerk at Adam Scheidt Brewing Company.
Gehman was an active Republican and served as clerk of the county courts for four years and as a deputy clerk for forty.