UHLER, Henry
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UHLER, Henry, real estate and insurance, was born at Harrisburg, Pa., August 3, 1838. He is a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Yeager) Uhler. His father was also a native of Harrisburg and was born November 18, 1801. He was a merchant tailor. He spent his life in Harrisburg, where he died November 14, 1869. His wife, Elizabeth Yeager, was born in this city January 21, 1806. She died here March 19, 1885, at the age of eighty years. They had a family of eight children, of whom four are living: Elizabeth, widow of the late George Bergner, of Harrisburg, Jeremiah, of Harrisburg, Margaret, and Henry, all residing in Harrisburg.

Henry Uhler was reared in this city and has spent his life here, being educated in the public schools. He became a clerk in the book and stationery store of George Bergner and remained in this position until 1861. On April 8, 1861, he was appointed assistant postmaster and held this office for twenty-two years. He was also treasurer of the Harrisburg Gas Company from 1868 to 1874. He was subsequently engaged in the brokerage business for several years. Since 1889 he has been continuously engaged in his present business.

Mr. Uhler was married in Harrisburg, April 11, 1895, to Mary Elizabeth Sherk, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Sherk, who was born at Grantville, Dauphin county, Pa., July 4, 1849. In political views Mr. Uhler is a staunch Republican.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 05 Jan 2001

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