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BUEHLER, Martin H., general manager of the Pennsylvania Telephone Company, was born at Harrisburg, January 29, 1861. He is a son of Jacob and Anna C. (Locher) Buehler. His father was born in Lancaster county, Pa., March 20, 1825. He is a son of Martin and Anna M. (Schaubhut) Buehler, who were born in the town of Eichen, Parish of Schopfhein, Baden, Oberland, Germany; the former May 19, 1780, the latter May 18, 1783. The father was a weaver; he was married, January 10, 1804, and in 1817 came to America. He died in April, 1852, and his wife died in September, 1852. Jacob was reared to manhood in Lancaster county, receiving his education in the public schools and private schools of that county. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1859, at which time he removed to Harrisburg, and for thirty-six years has been continuously in business in this city. He was married, in Lancaster, March 12, 1851, to Ann C. Locher, daughter of Jacob H. and Mary E. Locher, born in Boonsborough, Washington County, Md. They had three children, namely: Mary G., wife of H. L. Hershey, recorder of Dauphin county, residing in Harrisburg; Martin H. and William E., residing in St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Buehler, mother of Martin H., died September 24, 1893. The grandparents, Martin and Anna M. Buehler, had born to them nine children, namely: John, born January 2, 1805, died May 14, 1811; Martin, born April 20, 1806, died May 19, 1880; Anna Maria, born October 18, 1807; Anna Barbara, born July 24, 1810, died December 25, 1886; Catherina, born April 9, 1813, widow of the late Gottlieb Laudenschlager, residing in Wayne county, Ohio; John George, born April 23, 1815; John, born at sea, in 1817, died September 30, 1857; Nancy, born 1819, died in 1843, and Jacob. The grandparents on the father's side were John Jacob Buehler, a citizen of Schlechtbach, and burgomaster of Reitbach, Germany, and Maria, born in Blum. The grandparents on the mother's side were John Schaubhat, a citizen and weaver of Eichen, born July 9, 1752, and Barbara, who died December 30, 1801. The descendants of the mother were Anna Maria Schaubhut, Maria Barbara, born August 19, 1781, married July 27, 1806, to John George Ratz, a mason, who was born July 18, 1782, and came to America with their three children in 1817; also a stepsister named Anna, who was born November 1, 1804. The before-mentioned John Schaubhut married for his second wife, Magdalene Rotzler, widow of John George Heckendorn, in Eichen, December 27, 1763, and died January 28, 1827.

Martin H. obtained his primary education in Seiler's Academy, Harrisburg, and completed his studies in the Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, from which institution he was graduated in 1882. From this date he has been continuously connected with the Pennsylvania Telephone Company, and for eleven years of that time has faithfully and efficiently performed the duties of secretary and treasurer of the company. Early in 1894 he was appointed general manager of the company. He was married, in Harrisburg, November 14, 1894, to Miss Fannie May Shearer, daughter of Joseph W. and Annie (Myers) Shearer, of Harrisburg. In political views Mr. Buehler is a Republican. His wife attends Zion Lutheran church. Mr. Buehler has displayed business capacity and reliability which claim recognition and respect. His standing and character are high.


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Date of Transcription: 21 Nov 2000

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