HUMMEL, FREDERICK, son of David and Mary (Toot) Hummel, was born December 24, 17--, in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa. He was brought up as a farmer, receiving the limited education thus afforded in the country schools of the township. When but a stripling of eighteen, in company with his brothers, he offered his services to this country at the onset of the Revolution, and was in the campaign of the Jerseys and in and around Philadelphia in 1776 and 1777, and at the close of the war for independence was a major in the battalion of associators. In the political affairs of the country he became quite prominent and wielded considerable influence, owing to his great popularity. He was colonel of the militia, a position he held for many years; served as justice of the peace several terms, and was commissioned by Governor Ritner an associate judge of the county, April 5, 1837. He died at Hummelstown, October 31, 1847. Colonel Hummel married Barbara, daughter of Jacob Metzgar, of Derry, born September 1, 1779; died November 22, 1861, and with her husband is buried in the old Lutheran churchyard, at Hummelstown.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 7 Feb 2001
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