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HAMMELBAUGH, D. Daniel, secretary of the Harrisburg School District, was born at Harrisburg October 18, 1861. He is a son of Philip and Elizabeth (Stahler) Hammelbaugh, and has been a continuous resident of this city since his birth. His father is a native of Maryland, and settled in Harrisburg about 1844 and since that time has been a resident of the city. He is seventy-two years of age and is highly esteemed. His wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, is a native of Marysville, Pa. She died when D. Daniel was in infancy. Both she and her husband are of German ancestry. They had six children, five of whom are living: Elizabeth, widown of the late William Miller; Julia, wife of George E. Arnold; Margaret, wife of John W. White; Josephine, wife of William B. Grissinger, and D. Daniel. By a second union Philip had a family of five children, four of whom are living and are as follows: George B., Mary F., wife of James H. Collins, Catherine G. and Charles F. All members of both families reside in Harrisburg.

D. Daniel received his education in the public and high schools of this city, having been graduated from the high school in 1882. For a short time he was assistant ticket agent in the office of the Northern Central railroad. In September, 1883, he engaged as messenger to the Board of Education, and in June, 1895, after the death of the late John W. Young, was appointed to the office he now so acceptably fills. He is a member of Council No. 3, Order United American Mechanics, and of Gen. John F. Hartranft Camp, No.. 15, Sons of Verterans. In political views he is liberal. He attends the Westminster Presbyterian church. He is widely known and highly esteemed.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 22 Jan 2001

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