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Huber, John, Besor, Rhodes, Spreacher
Hull, Abram S.,Markley, Gibbs,

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Source: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, 1887, page-652


John Huber, retired Chanmbersburg, was born in Letterkenny Township,
this county, March 5, 1811; the eldest child of Abraham and Hannah 
(Bensor) Huber; was educated in such schools as then existed in 
Letterkenny Township, and reared  to farming pursuits on the home
place. In 1840 he married Mary Rhodes, and the same year removed 
to Chambersburg, where, in company with his brother, he engaged
in the hardware business. Thus he continned successfully for many 
years, and for a time the firm was known as Huber & Tolbert, and 
later, Mr. Huber conducted the business alone, retiring from the 
same in 1881 or 1882. In 1871 he was elected president of the
Chembersburg Woolen Company. a position he still fills. He was
elected assessor of Letterkenny Township in early life and in 
about 1853 was elected county commissioner.
In 1857 he was elected associate judge of Franklin County for a 
term of five years. The judge has been twice married, and to his 
first marriage was born six children (four now living-two daughters
and two sons): A. A., B. F., S.A., Clara, Mary E. and Ida. The
first Mrs Huber died in 1871, and Mr. Huber married in 1875,
Elizabeth Spreacher, who died in August, 1882.

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Source: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, 1887, page-652

ABRAM S. HULL master mechanic of the Cumberland Valley Railroad,
Chambersburg, was born in Stragsburg, Lancaster Co., Penn., March 26, 1826,
son of Daniel and Susan (Markley) Hull. His father, one of the oldest
locomotive engineers in the country, was born in Stragsburg, Lancaster
County, October 16, 1798. In early life he, Daniel Hull learned the 
carpenter's trade. In 1834 he commenced work on a raidroad by accepting
the postion of fireman on one of the first locomotives of the State road
from Philadelphia to Columbia, and in the following year was given
charge of an engine, In 1838 he left the State road and went to the
Cumberland Valley Railroad, where he remained twelve years, for seven of 
those years having charge of the shops in Chambersburg. After a short 
service on the Erie Road, he went to the Pennsylvania Railroad, and in 
1854 accepted a position with Norris & Bros., locomotive builders, serving
there and with the Lancaster Locomotive Works for several years. He finally 
returned to the Cumberland Valley Road where he was again given charge of
an engine, and continued to run it until 1867, when he met with his first
accident, receiving serious injuries. After this time he was employed in
the company's shops. During his long experience in running ans stting up 
locomotives, Mr. Hull suggested many improvements, most of which have been
adopted. He died at his residdence in Chambersburg, Penn, March 3, 1886 at
the age of eighty-eight years. Oue subjest, at the age of eighteen years, 
began the trade of machinist in the shops of the Cumberland Valley
Railroad, at Chambersburg, to which place he had come in 1838. He worked
at his trade in different places until 1852, when he returned to
Chambersburg and entered the employ of the Cumberland Valley Railroad
Company, and in 1857 was appointed master mechanic for that company, a
position which he has since held. December 25, 1850, he was married
to Eveline S. Gibbs, and to them have been born two sons (both citizens
of Chambersburg): Charles S., assistant master mechanic and draftsman in 
his father's office, and George S., a physician, a sketch of whom appears
elsewherre in this volume. 

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