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HOERNER, Isaac R., hotel proprietor, Progress, Pa., was born in South Hanover township, January 25, 1845. He is a son of John and Mary Rauch Hoerner. The parents are members of the Lutheran church. The mother died September 12, 1892. Isaac R.received his early education in the public schools of his native place, and then attended White Hall Academy, Cumberland county, of which institution David Denhugh was principal, and Captain Vale, of Carlisle, instructor. From 1852 to 1864 Mr. Hoerner resided in Lebanon county. After completing his education he engaged in farming for fifteen years. Next he entered the hotel business, and in 1887 also engaged in mercantile pursuits, which he has conducted very successfully in connection with his hotel. He was married, December 31, 1872, to Miss Anna M. Bitner, daughter of Joseph and Susan (Long) Bitner, of Washington county, Md. Their children are : Irene Idilla ; Mary Minerva, and I. Grant. Mr. Hoerner is a member of Lodge No. 629, I. O. O. F. He was postmaster at Progress during President Cleveland’s first administration. In politics he is a Republican.

Their son, I. Grant Hoerner, is a bright young man. He is pursuing a course of study with a view to becoming a lawyer. He attended the college at Annville, Pa., for one term, and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, in the class of ’96. He is a young man of much promise, and is very popular.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Transcribed by Leslie Silvernail (lsilvernail@cfl.rr.com) for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project - http://maley.net/transcription

Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001

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