HERMAN, John Armstrong, attorney-at-law, was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1853. He is a son of Christian B. and Mary (Armstrong) Herman, both natives of Cumberland county, the former of died in April, 1863; the latter still survives and makes her home with her son in Harrisburg. His great-grandfather, on his mother’s side, Gen John Armstrong, was a major general in the Revolutionary war, and the great-grandfather, Martin Herman, was also a Revolutionary soldier. The parents were early settlers in Cumberland county. The father in early life was engaged in agricultural pursuits, but during his latter days led a retired life on the old Herman homestead near New Kingston, Cumberland county. The parents had born to them three children, of whom John A. is the only one living, a brother and sister having died in infancy. The father was a very popular man in his region. John A. received his primary education in the public schools of his native county. He also attended the Edgehill School in Princeton, N.J., and was graduated from Princeton University with the class of 1874. He entered the office of Hon. Wayne MacVeagh. Hon. John D. McPherson, and Hon. Lyman D. Gilbert of Harrisburg, and read law for two years. In the spring of 1877 he was admitted to the bar of Dauphin county and has practiced here since that time. Mr. Herman was unmarried. In politics he is Republican. He is a member of State Capital Lodge, No. 70, I.O.O.F., the Society of Colonial Wars of New York and Pennsylvania, Sons of the Revolution of Pennsylvania, and of Dauphin County Historical Society. He attends the Market Square Presbyterian Church. He is a popular and successful attorney and is secretary and treasurer of the McKee Water Company, secretary of the Cumberland Water Company, and also secretary of the Hagerstown Railway Company.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of transcription; Feb 16, 2001
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