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SCHAFFNER, D. W., M. D., Enhaut, Pa., was born at Berryburg, Dauphin county, February 17, 1857. He is a son of Daniel Schaffner, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. His early education he received in the common schools of Dauphin county. He also studied at Palatinate College, Meyerstown, Lebanon county. His first employment was teaching school; he taught in West and South Hanover townships. In 1882 he began reading medicine with Dr. W. C. Baker, of Hummelstown. In I883 he entered the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1887. In the same year he located in Highland, now known as Enhaut. This name was given to the place by Dr. Schafner. He began the practice of medicine here, and has continued it since that time. He has been successful, and now enjoys an extensive practice. Dr. Schafner is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, and also of the State Medical Society. He is interested as a stockholder in the Harrisburg Traction Company. In 1888 he married Miss Frances H., daughter of Isaac Beinhower, of Oberlin, Pa. They have one child, Meade D., born April 24, 1895. The Doctor is identified with the Democratic party. He is town committeeman. He was the organizer of the band, and is the treasurer of the Industrial Savings and Loan Company, the main office of which is in Syracuse, N. Y.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001

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