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SCHAEFFER, DR. URIAH R., Hummelstown, Pa., was born in Lebanon county, Pa., January 24, 1859; son of Adam and Fannie (Royer) Schaeffer, natives of Dauphin county. The father was a prominent dealer in coal, grain and lumber in Lebanon county, but is now retired from active business. Uriah R. was the second in order of birth of four children, and was reared in Lebanon county. He received his education at Meyerstown and Millersville. His private preceptor in the study of medicine was Dr. John D. Zimmerman, of Lebanon, and he was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, at Philadephia, in 1879. In the following year he began the practice of his profession at Farmersville, Lancaster county, where he continued until 1886, when he removed to Hummelstown, where he became prominent in his profession and enjoys a large practice. During the past five years he has been the physician for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Formerly he was a member of the Lancaster County Medical Society, and at present holds membership in the Junior Order United American Mechanics, Patriotic Order Sons of America and Knights of Pythias. In political views he is a Republican and is active in party interests. Dr. Schaeffer was married, in 1879, to Miss Lizzie, daughter of Reuben Royer, of Ephrata, Lancaster county, and they have three children living: Ralph Chester, Gertrude May and Roy Herbert. Mrs. Schaeffer is a member of the German Baptist church of Hummelstown.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 18 Feb 2001

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