HEMLER, Hamilton
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Hamilton D. Hemler


HEMLER, Hamilton D., president of the Merchantís National Bank and of the Central Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company, was born in Adams county, Pa., in 1837, and was reared there, receiving his education in the public schools. He was reared on the farm and engaged in the butchering business. After retiring from the farm he removed to Oxford, Adams county, where he engaged in the same business. He removed to Harrisburg in 1866, where he conducted the butchery business for four years, and then formed a partnership in 1871 with Louis Dellone, and embarked in the cattle trade, shipping cattle from the West to the Harrisburg market, and in the spring of the year shipping to Philadelphia. In 1887 he became one of the organizers of the bank, and has since served as the president of the same. In January, 1894, he organized the Trust and Safe Deposit Company, of which he has served as president from its inception. In his political views he is a Democrat. Mr. Hemler was married in 1862 to Miss Mary J. Dellone, daughter of John Dellone, of East Berlin, Adams county, Pa. She died July 24, 1892. Their children are: Catherine, Alice, Jennie, in Ogden, Utah, in convent; Gertrude, married David E. Tracy, of Harrisburg, native of Philadelphia; Loretta, and Edith. The family are members of St. Patrickís Catholic church, of Harrisburg, and take an active interest in church work.

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