NISSLEY, Harmon L.
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NISSLEY, Harmon L., attorney-at-law, was born in Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., August 1, 1851. He was the son of Samuel E. and Annie (Long) Nissley, the former of Swiss origin and the latter of German. The former died June 23, 1887, the latter November 15, 1863. The father was a prominent farmer of Lancaster county, where he spent his life. The parents had ten children. Those living are: Jonas L., Abraham, Samuel, Harmon, Benjamin Franklin and Lincoln, all of whom reside in Lancaster, excepting Harmon, who lives in Harrisburg, and Lincoln, who lives in Los Angeles, Cal. Harmon received his primary education in the common schools of Lancaster county, and also attended select schools at Manheim and Lancaster and the normal school at Millersburg. He is a graduate of the latter. He received his professional training at the Columbia Law School, New York City, graduating with the class of 1882. He read law with George H. Irwin. He was admitted to the Dauphin county bar December 26, 1882, and to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1885. He was married at Hagerstown, Md., February 10, 1892, to Clara J. Schindel, daughter of Louis and Susan Schindel. Two children have been born to them, namely, Dorothy S., born September 14, 1893, and Edwin S., born May 16, 1895. In political views Mr. Nissley is a Republican. The family attend the Lutheran church.