HASSLER, SAMUEL F., M. D.,was born in Harrisburg, September 28, 11868. He is a son of Edward O. and Mary (Felty) Hassler. When a child he removed with his parents to Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county, where he received his primary education in the public schools. To fit himself for teaching he took a course in Lebanon Valley College and the State Normal School at Bloomsburg, Pa. He taught school for fie years in Dauphin county, and during the latter years of this period he read medicine with Dr. Eli Coover, of Harrisburg. In 1891 he entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, and was graduated therefrom in 1894. He spent fourteen months in the Harrisburg City Hospital as resident physician. In July, 185, he began the practice of his profession in Harrisburg. In May, 1896, was elected member of the staff at Harrisburg Hospital, medical department. He is a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. In political views he is a Republican. He is well equipped in native talent and attainment for his work, is popular, and his prospects for a brilliant career are very flattering. His parents were both natives of Dauphin county. His mother died in 1873. His father still lives and resides in Susquehanna township engaged in dairy farming. His parents had born to them three sons: Samuel F., J. Elmer, and Edwin, who died in infancy. By a subsequent marriage of his father to Rebecca Stober there has been born a family of seven children: Gertrude M., Collin, Lottie, Emery, Blaine, Elizabeth, and Stanley.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 21 November 2000
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