Name: Christie A. Denlinger 1
Father: John Denlinger
Mother: Mary Brubaker
Henry Hershey b: in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
1903 Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co., Pa.
Henry Hershey, who has retired from active farming, and is living in Inter course, Pa., in very comfortable if not affluent circumstances, was bo rn in Leacock township, May 19, 1855, and is a son of Peter E. and Anna (L andis) Hershey, of Leacock and East Lampeter townships, respectively.
Peter E. Hershey is a retired farmer in Leacock township. He was bo rn in Salisbury township, Feb., 18265; his wife was born in East Lampet er township. they are both members of the Mennonite Church. Mr. Hershey w as long a school director and township auditor. In his politics he is a Re publican. Born to him and his wife were the following: Christian L., who d ied at the age of eighteen years; Anna, who married Amos Leaman, of Leaco ck township, and is now dead; Henry; Mary, who married Esaias Denlinge r, a farmer of Paradise township; Landis, a farmer in Salisbury townshi p, a deacon of the Mennonite Church.
The paternal grandparents of Henry Hershey were Abraham and Anna (Eby) He rshey, both of Lancaster county.
Henry Hershey was married in December, 1877, in New Holland, Pa., to Chri stie A. Denlinger, by whom he has had the following children: Anna M., w ho married Isaac M. Good, a farmer of Leacock township; Noah, who di ed in infancy; Alice D., who died in infancy; Lloyd.
Mrs. Hershey was born in Paradise township, Feb. 16, 1857, and is a daugh ter of John and Mary (Brubaker) Denlinger, farmer folk of that township. H er father was school director and supervisor for many years. Both wer emem bers of the Mennonite Church. Her father died Feb. 5, 1892, lacking but ei ght days of being eighty years old. Her mother died Dec. 12, 1893, aged se venty-seven years, nine months and nineteen days. The remains rest in t he Hershey Church burying ground in Salisbury township; Mr. and Mrs. Denli nger had the following family: Barbara, a maiden lady of Paradise townshi p; Samnuel B., a retired farmer of Paradise township; Lizzie, the wid ow of Elias Leaman, of Leacock township; Simon, living in Leacock townshi p, married to Anna M. Leaman, who is now dead; Mary, married H. E. Musse r, of Paradise township, who is the subject of a sketch on another page; J acob a farmer of Leacock township; Esias, a farmer of Paradise township; J ohn, unmarried, a farmer of paradise township; Tobias, who died in 189 8, at the age of forty-three, leaving Lizzie Eby for his widow; Elias, a r etired farmer of Salisbury township; Christie A.; Evalin, who marri ed A. H. Hostetter, a merchant at Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
The paternal grandparents of Mrs. Henry Hershey were john and Christ ie A. (Hurst) Denlinger, of Lancaster county. The grandfather was twice ma rried, his first wife being a Miss Hurst.
Henry Hershey lived with his parents until his marriage, and then broug ht his wife there. They remained there until 1893, when he retired from ac tive farm work, and coming to Intercourse, established a very pleasant ho me in that charming place. For the last twelve years he has been townsh ip auditor, and is a director of the Lancaster Chemical Company. In the Me nnonite Fire Insurance Company he is a director and treasurer. In the Menn onite Church he is one of the leading members, and much confidence is expr essed in his integrity, ability and general trustworthiness. In politi cs he is a Republican.
- Title: 1903 Biographical annals of Lancaster Co., Pa.