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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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THOMAS C. ZULICK, M. D., a popular young physician of Easton, was born in this city January 9, 1869. He received a good education in the public schools, and upon completing his literary studies entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in May of 1891. Immediately afterward he began the practice of his profession in Easton, where he is well and favorably known as a rising and skillful physician. In addition to his general practice he is surgeon for the Easton Transit Company, and physician for the Easton hospital. In the Northampton Medical Society he takes an active interest. Socially he is identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and in his religious connections is a member of the Third Street Reformed Church.

The father of the Doctor is Charles B. Zulick, who was born in Easton, January 30, 1836, and is a son of Anthony and Jane Morton (Cumings) Zulick, His paternal grandfather came to this country in an early day, accompanied, by his wife and two children. Landing in Baltimore, they went from there to Philadelphia, and subsequently removed to Newburg (then called Dry Lands), but afterward settled in Lancaster, where the grandparents made their home with their son Anthony. Their latter years were spent with their son John in Steinsville, Lehigh County, and there the grandfather died at the age of eighty-four, and the grandmother at the age of eighty-two years and eight months. Their three sons were Rev. John, who for thirty years was a clergyman in the German Reformed Church in Lehigh County; Godfrey and Anthony.

Anthony Zulick was a talented musician, and devoted his life to that art. He had charge of the organ of the German Reformed Church at Easton covering a period of thirty-nine years. In 1850 he opened a music store, which he conducted until 1870, being then succeeded by his son, C. B. He continued to teach music until about one year prior to his death in 1870. His wife died in 1880, at the age of eighty-four years. Politically he was a Democrat, and socially was identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He married Jane Morton Cumings, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of seven sons, the eldest of whom, John, died in infancy. Thomas C. was for some time connected with the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Valley Railroad, but later served as Collector and General Superintendent of the Schuylkill Navigation Company for forty years. S. Morton, who won the title of Colonel in the Civil War, was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, and located for practice at Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County. At the time of the discovery of gold in California, he was seized with the fever, and determined to go thither, but was deterred by friends in Easton. He settled here, engaging in general practice until 1852. He then located at Philadelphia, and became Secretary and Treasurer of the Hestonville Passenger Railroad Company. At the opening of the Civil War, he became Captain of Company E, Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanded by Colonel Murphy, late of Philadelphia. The regiment was rejected by Governor Curtin in consequence of Colonel Murphy’s being a Democrat, but was later accepted and commissioned by President Lincoln, and allowed to take its placje in the ranks. At the battle of Gettysburg he was injured by a horse falling on him. William, the fourth son, resided for some years in Easton, but removed thence to Philadelphia. Henry, a tinner by trade, became assistant purchasing wood agent for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad at Schuylkill Haven, and also held the position of general shipping agent for the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company for forty years. He is now general shipping agent and manager of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company’s stockyards at Schuylkill Haven. Our subject’s father was the next in order of birth. The seventh son, C. Meyers, who was born at Easton, June 3, 1838, enlisted in the Union army, becoming Lieutenant-Colonel of his regiment. In politics he has long been a leader, and such was his popularity that in 1875 he was elected Surrogate of Essex County, N. J., for five years, on the Democratic ticket, though the county usually gave a Republican majority of twelve hundred. He was the first Democrat who had been elected there for thirty years. Under the administration of Cleveland he was appointed Governor of Arizona, and still resides in that territory. He has drawn up a constitution for it upon its admission to the Union, and is very prominent in public affairs there.

In the public schools of Easton C. B. Zulick laid the rudiments of his education, which he afterward carried on under private tutors. At the age of fifteen he left school and became a clerk in his father’s store. In 1858 he was admitted into the partnership, the Arm becoming A. Zulick & Son. In 1870 he succeeded to the business, which he continued for six years. He then became sales agent for anthracite and bituminous coal at Easton, in which capacity he is still engaged. He is very active in the interests of the Democratic party, and is one of its prominent members in this locality, having been elected upon that ticket to represent this district in the Legislature. For two terms he was a member of the State Bank Assessors. For forty years he has been prominent in politics, and during thirty years of this period has served on the County Committee, representing the Second Ward in this capacity for twenty-five years. For six years he was a member of the Easton Democratic Executive Committee. His popularity is attested by the fact that when elected to the Legislature he received ten thousand three hundred and twenty-five votes, being three thousand five hundred and ninety-one votes ahead of his Republican opponent, and running ahead of the presidential candidate of his party. While in the House he took a very aggressive part toward securing an additional appropriation for the Easton hospital. He also presented the bill to regulate marriage licenses, whereby a license for marriage procured in one county will be recognizable in any other county of the state.

In July, 1855, Mr. Zulick married Miss Susan Arnold. They have been the parents of twelve children, viz.: Mrs. Carrie S. Robb; Ida; Mrs. Anna M. Robinson, who resides in Manchester, England; Mary M.; S. Morton, bookkeeper and manager for J. Rinek’s Sons Cordage Manufactory at Easton; Thomas C.; Jennie, deceased; William G.; Adam and Charles (twins), who died at the age of six months; James R., who passed away at three years of age; and Sue. The family is held in the highest esteem socially, and its members are honored wherever known.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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