BUTTORFF, HARVEY Y., of the D. Bacon Company, wholesale confectioners, Harrisburg, Pa., was born at Mount Holly Springs, .Cumberland county, Pa., September 19,1868. He is a son of Jonathan and Susan (Yost) Buttorff. Jonathan Buttorff was born in Berks county, Pa., but has been a resident of Mount Holly for over thirty years. He was a farmer but for several years past has lived retired from business. He has never been an office seeker, but has always taken an active interest in county affairs. He is seventy-six years of age. He married Susan Yost, of Cumberland county, who is still living; they reside at Mount Holly Springs. They have eight children, all of whom are living: John W., of near Mount Holly; D. Frank, of York, Pa.; Mary E., Emma Frances and Elizabeth C., at home; Annie F., wife of Samuel Frehn, of near Carlisle, Pa.; Simon A., living on the homestead; and Harvey Y.
Harvey Y. Buttorff was educated in the Mount Holly public schools and took a course in the Harrisburg Business College. For three years he was clerk in a drug store at Mount Holly and for a time also at York. He afterwards came to Harrisburg, entering the employ of D. Bacon as shipping clerk and served in this capacity for three years with so much satisfaction to his employer that at the end of that time he was promoted to the position of bookkeeper, which he held until Mr. Bacon's death. Then the D. Bacon Company was formed to carry on the business, with Mr. Buttorff as one of its members. He was married, in Gettysburg, Pa., October 22, 1893, to Minerva, daughter of Aaron and Lucy Sheely, of that place. They have one daughter, Lucy Mildred. Mr. Buttorff is a member of the Fraternal Mystic Circle. His political views are Republican. He and his wife are members of Messiah Lutheran church.