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ALDINGER, William C., proprietor of the Park Hotel, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Dauphin county, December 25, 1857. He was a son of John and Regina (Stoll) Aldinger, natives of Germany, who came to this country in early youth. Mr. John Aldinger has been all his life engaged in the business of blacksmithing, except for a few years during which ill health compelled him to relinquish active employment. He is still in business in Linglestown, Dauphin county, where he has resided for forty-five years. Two of his brothers, Philip and Andrew Aldinger, reside in Harrisburg: the latter has retired from business. His wife, who was Miss Regina Stoll, has a brother who is a prominent citizen of Ligonier, Ind. He has been nominated for a State senatorship, and is editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Ligonier. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Aldinger are: John, William C., Carrie, wife of David Hummel, Frederick, and Kate, wife of John Reimert.

William C. Aldinger attended the public schools of Linglestown and Harrisburg until he was fourteen. At the age of seventeen, he was employed by Mr. Breitinger and clerked in that gentlemanís restaurant for seven years. In 1883 he embarked in the hotel business on his own account on Strawberry avenue, where he remained until 1888; he then removed to No. 309 Market street and continued there for over three years. He then conducted the business again for four years on Strawberry avenue; from that place he removed to his present location, the Park Hotel, No. 307 Walnut street, of which he took possession in 1895. Mr. Aldingerís experience of more than a score of years is assurance that he is thoroughly acquainted with the needs of his guests, and knows how to meet their wants and provide for their comfort. He adheres to the Democratic party. Mr. Aldinger was married, January 18, 1881, to Miss Christiana, daughter of Frederick and Christiana Hahn. They have one daughter, Evelyn, born April 12, 1890.

Mrs. Aldingerís parents, Frederick and Christiana Hahn, were born in Germany, and came to this country before their marriage. Mr. Hahn was for a few years engaged in the Bailey Iron Works, and for many years was foreman of the Halyx Ice Company. Their children are: Carrie; Christiana, Mrs. Aldinger; Mary, Maggie, and Lizzie, Mrs. Harry Smith. Mr. Hahn died at the age of sixty-five. Mrs. Hahn resides on Allisonís Hill, Harrisburg.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Linda Mockenhaupt for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 25 July 2001

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