125 Years Ago
Prominent Resident Dies
June 29, 2023
Herald of June 30, 1898
Harrison Gorsuch, prominent Martinsburg resident, died the previous Thursday as a result of a fall from a ladder several weeks before. He was aged 72 and followed blacksmithing most of his life, first at Springfield Furnace and later at Martinsburg.
At a congregational meeting held at the Martinsburg Reformed church Sunday morning, Rev. G. P. Poetter of Baltimore was given a call to become a pastor of the church. The congregation at Beavertown joined in the call.
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