A William Bomgardner b. 22Feb1801; d. 19May1867, son of Henry and Elizabeth Bretz, Bomgardner...occupation: Hatter; served an apprenticeship with Mr. Ziegler of Harrisburg, PA.He was engaged in hotel business, being the proprietor of the well-known "Bomgardner House," which stood at the corner of Cowden and Canal Streets, Harrisburg.William married to Sarah Egle b. 25Dec1802; d. 20Mar1870, daughter of Valentine Egle b. 27Oct1750; d. 23Nov1820 and wife Elizabeth Thomas b. 02May1772; d. 05Aug1867. William and Sarah Egle, Bomgardner had children: Elizabeth b. 1825 married to William G. Thompson; Alfred b.1827 married first to Elizabeth Franklin, and they had two children, William H., and Charles Edward Bomgardner; Cornelius b. 1829 married to Catharine Haller; John Edward b. 1834 was an MD; James Madison b. 1837 married Hattie Winters, and they had two children; Thomas Jefferson b. 1837 married Jane Miller, Sarah Ellen b. 1841 married in 1868 to Peter J. Nichols, and Alice J. 1843-1859.