HERTZ, WILLIAM, engineer of the city water department, was born in Susquehanna township, November 14, 1847. He is a son of Henry and Catherine (Stober) Hertz, both natives of Lebanon county and of American Ancestry. Both died in Susquehanna township in 1848. He was educated in the public schools of Susquehanna township. After leaving school he worked in machine shops until 1876. Since that date he has been in his present position. He is one of the oldest officials in this department of the city service. His public position he has held for so many years because he has demonstrated his fidelity to duty, his mechanical skill and efficiency and his integrity and social worth.
Mr. Hertz was married in Harrisburg, September 28, 1873, to Mary P. Crotzer, daughter of Peter and Rebecca Crotzer, and a native of Lebanon county. Seven children have been born to them, six of whom are living: May, William, Roy, Grace, John H. and Jessie. He is a member of Phoenix Lodge, No. 59, K.of P., and of Robert Tippet Council, No. 736, Jr.O.U.A.M. In political views he is a Republican. His family attend the Baptist church.