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William Thomas Hershberger
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1846
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1909
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Isaac and Isabella (Ramage) Hershberger. Married Sarah Catherine Miller in 1873. Father of Jennie Kratzer Simington, Ella Baker, Ida, Richard, Emma, William, Mary Ann, Viola Worley, Harry and Charles. His sons and unmarried daughters all went by the spelling variation "Harshberger".

Altoona Mirror, Tuesday, October 5, 1909:

"William Hershberger died at his Hollidaysburg home at 8:40 o'clock last evening of apoplexy. Five years ago he sustained his first stroke, and on Thursday evening after returning from attending the fair at Dell Delight park, was again stricken, his entire right side being effected. The deceased was born at Frankstown, Sept. 25, 1844. When a young man he secured employment at one of the furnaces then located near Hollidaysburg, where he worked for many years. Thirty years ago he was married to Miss Sarah Catherine Miller, who survives, with the following children: William, Mrs. Jennie Simington of Altoona; Mrs. Robert Baker of Hollidaysburg; Richard, Mary, Ollia, Emma, Henry and Charles, all at home. One sister, Mrs. Mary Ling of Frankstown, and ten grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Church of God and was active in church work. The remains will be taken to Frankstown on the 11 o'clock train Thursday morning and services held in the Lutheran church at Geeseytown. Interment at Geeseytown."

Photo kindly provided by Jim Snyder, Geeseytown, Pa. Used with permission.
Family links: 
  Isaac Hershberger (1805 - 1854)
  Isabella Ramage Hershberger (1816 - 1871)
  Sarah Catherine Miller Hershberger (1852 - 1928)
  Unknown Child Harshberger (____ - 1887)*
  Lucy Jane Harshberger Simington (1873 - 1934)*
  Ella Nora Harshberger Baker (1877 - 1915)*
  Ida Harshberger (1879 - 1880)*
  Richard Samuel Harshberger (1880 - 1941)*
  Emma Salome Harshberger (1883 - 1912)*
  William Thomas Harshberger (1885 - 1946)*
  Mary Ann Harshberger (1887 - 1950)*
  Viola P. Harshberger Worley (1888 - 1947)*
  Harry Franklin Harshberger (1894 - 1957)*
  Charles Leo Harshberger (1897 - 1965)*
  David Wilson Hershberger (1837 - 1896)*
  Samuel A. Hershberger (1839 - 1864)*
  Mary Angeline Hershberger Ling (1840 - 1920)*
  Emma Salome Hershberger Smith (1844 - 1905)*
  William Thomas Hershberger (1846 - 1909)
  Martha A. Hershberger Cartwright (1848 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried just above (north of) his daughter Ella Baker, but grave unmarked.
Geeseytown Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 26, 2005
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William Thomas Hershberger
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