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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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SAMUEL HERTZLER, former proprietor of the “Franklin House,” Carlisle, was born March 3, 1848, on the old homestead one and one-half miles east of that city, and there he spent his boyhood, receiving his education in the public schools, and remaining with his father until his marriage.

In 1873 Mr. Hertzler was united to the eldest daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Spangler) Hallinger, who was born in 1851 in South Middleton township. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hertzler located on a farm near the Ridge, four miles east of Carlisle, remaining there two years, and then went west of Carlisle, on George Bosler’s farm, where they lived for seventeen years, when Mr. Hertzler accepted the position of steward of the county home. He held that position for three years, resigning to come to Carlisle, and take charge of the “Franklin House,” in 1897, from which time until Sept. 1, 1904, he most successfully conducted it. Mr. Hertzler is a public-spirited man, and is one of the stockholders and promoters of the Mechanicsburg, Lewisberry and New Cumberland Street Railroad Company. In addition to other holdings he owns his father’s homestead in Carlisle, on South Hanover street. He has always been one of the warm supporters of the Republican party.

Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hertzler, namely: Richard died in infancy; Frank H., a graduate from Dickinson College, class of 1898, is now in Philadelphia with the American Newspaper Association in the Lippincott building; Adin L., a graduate of Carlisle high school and a school of photography at Effingham, Ill., is now a popular photographer on East Main street, Carlisle, Pa.; Jacob O., a former student in Carlisle, at Dickinson College, class of 1903, is now a law student at Morgan town W. Va.) University. Mrs. Hertzler is a member of the Methodist Church of Carlisle, and is a most highly esteemed lady. Mr. Hertzler stands very high in public esteem and is a man whose cordial, genial manner makes friends for him wherever he goes, so that his pleasant hostelry, once visited, was never forgotten.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company. 

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