(Cir 1840-After 1880)
The 1870 Federal Census for Shamokin P.O., Coal Township, Northumberland Co., Pa. page 71A records John (31) and Elizabeth (21) Harper with children John (6), Jane (4), Walter (2). Probable brother, William, Robert, and James are two page over in the census records (70A).
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Coal Miner (1870, 1880).
John married Jean Neilsen. (Jean Neilsen was born circa 1849 in Scotland and died circa 1871 in Shamokin P.O., Coal Township, Northumberland Co., Pa..)