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Joseph P. Shimer    

JOSEPH P. SHIMER, of the firm of Shimer & Weaver, was born in Allentown, March 2, 1872, the son of Hiram S. and S. Emma (Wittman) Shimer. He received his primary education in the public schools, after which he entered Muhlenberg College, from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1891. In 1893 he succeeded his father as a member of the carpet and drapery house of Shimer, Laub & Weaver, 632 Hamilton Street. Upon the death of Mr. Laub in 1909, the firm name was changed to Shimer & Weaver. Mr. Shimer early developed a natural aptitude for business and has materially helped to maintain the excellent reputation of the concern established by his father. He is a prominent member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and actively identified with the following organizations: Barger Lodge, No. 333, F. and A. M.; Allen Chapter, No. 203, Royal Arch Masons; Allen Commandery, No. 20, Knights Pemplar; Rajah Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Livingston and other social clubs. In 1896 he married his first wife, Martha L. Dutt, who died, and in 1904 he married her sister, Millie G. Dutt.

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