He was an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He was let go just before his pension was due, then he found work with the Lackawana Railroad. He was very strict.
Here are (left to right) G'ma Foller (Mildred Lampkin), Henry Sheward, Aunt Fronie (Sophronia Foller) sitting, Ethel Mabel Foller, and G'pa Foller (Peter Paul Foller) holding Helen Lowry.
This is an article from Oil City in 1896, found on the web:
PETER P. FOLLER
A Recent Acquisition in the Ranks of our Substantial Citizens.
Peter P. Foller, master mechanic W. N. Y. & P. shops, was born in the state of Baden, Germany, June 29 1844. He migrated to America with his parents in the year 1853, and settled in the town of Dunkirk, N. Y. In March, 1861, after having received a common school education in the district schools, he began as a machinist apprentice in the machine shop of the New York & Erie R. R., at Dunkirk, N. Y., and served five years. Since then he has been connected with the following corporations: Cleveland & Erie R. R. shops, Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh & Erie R. R. shops, Erie, Pa.; Oil Creek R. R. shops, Corry, Pa.; Fulton Iron Foundry, San Francisco, Cal.; Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R. shops, Buffalo, N. Y.; West Shore R. R. shops, Buffalo, N. Y., and with the Western New York & Pennsylvania railway, as master mechanic of the Pittsburgh division, since January 1, 1894. Mr. Foller was married to Minnie Lampkin, of Dunkirk, N. Y., November 5, 1868, and has been a resident of South Oil City for the past two years. To this union three children have been born, a son and two daughters, Charles S, Jessie May and Ethel Mabel, aged respectively 20, 17, and 7 years.
Here is their wedding announcement:
This is to certify that on the fifth day of November IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, One THousand Eight Hundred and Sixty eight at a private house in the village of Dunkirk in the Diocese of Western New York, I joined together in Holy Matrimony Peter Foller and Mildred Lampkin according to the Rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA and in conformity with the Laws of the State of New York. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my name this Twenty Sixth day of July at One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy. P.P. Kidder, Rector St. John Ch.
Here is a list he wrote (I assume he wrote it) of his siblings.
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