Martin Feigley (deceased), was born in Springfield Township, December 4, 1831. His grandfather, Peter Feigley, was also a native of this township, and his great grandfather settled in this township when a young man, thus making the Feigley family one of the pioneer families of York County. Mr. Feigley married Ellen Reichard, daughter of George and Liddie Reichard, of York Township. This marriage was blessed with nine children: Lucy R., Levi R., Katie R., Ellen R., Lizzie R., Martin R., John R., Sarah R. and Peter R. The large ore bank known as Feigley Ore Bank, was purchased by Mr. Feigley, in 1867; over 30,000 tons of hematite ore have already been taken from this mine. Mr. F. has been a successful farmer, in connection with this mining business; was school director for a number of years. The Feigley’s are members of the Brethren or German Baptist denomination.
Taken from the book, “History of York County, Illustrated 1886” by John Gibson, Historical Editor