Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all


  • Gov. Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815 - 1894)
    Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815/1817 – October 7, 1894) was a U.S. lawyer and politician. He served as the Governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. Curtin was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Source...
  • Dr. Zatae L. Straw (1866 - 1955)
    Zatae Longsdorff was born on April 16, 1866, the second of six children of William Henry and Lydia R. Haverstick Longsdorff of Centerville, Pennsylvania, a few miles southwest of Carlisle. William Henr...
  • Dr. Persis Sipple (1874 - 1974)
    The daughter of Dr. William Henry Longsdorf and Lydia Rebecca Haverstick Longsdorf of Centerville, Pa. Persis was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Dickinson College in 1894 and married ...
  • Dr Hildegarde H Lee (1868 - 1922)
    Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 about Hildegarde H. Langsdorf Lee Name: Hildegarde H. Langsdorf Lee Birth Date: 26 Mar 1868 Birth Place: Centerville, PA Death Date: 21 Apr 1922 Dea...
  • Dr Jessica Dale Bozorth (1871 - 1965)
    Jessica was the daughter of Dr. William H. Longsdorf and Lydia Rebecca Haverstick Longsdorf of Centerville, Pa. She graduated from Dickinson College in 1891 and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree...

Dickinson College

Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, six days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded after the formation of the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. It was originally named "John and Mary's College" in honor of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution who was later the President of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson. They donated much of their extensive personal libraries to the new college. Dickinson College is the 16th-oldest college in the United States.

With over 240 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students, Dickinson has been recognized for its innovative curriculum and international education programs. For example, Dickinson sponsors 12 study centers in other countries. Its approach to global education has received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The college was among six institutions profiled in depth in 2003 by NAFSA for "Outstanding Campus Internationalization." In 2010, Dickinson received The Climate Leadership Award from the organization Second Nature for “innovative and advanced leadership in education for sustainability….” Dickinson receives approximately 6,000 applications for its 600 spaces. In 2013, Dickinson's endowment stood at $400 million, which is among the highest in the nation.

In addition to offering either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in 22 disciplinary majors and 20 interdisciplinary majors, Dickinson offers an engineering option through its 3:2 program, which consists of three years at Dickinson and two years at an engineering school of Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or Case Western Reserve University. Upon successful completion of both portions of the program, students receive the B.S. degree from Dickinson in their chosen field and the B.S. in engineering from the engineering school.

Dickinson College is not to be confused with the Dickinson School of Law. The Law School abuts the college campus but, since it was chartered as an independent institution in 1890, it has not been affiliated with the college. In 2000 the Law School merged with the Pennsylvania State University.

Notable Alumni