Miles W Hetrick

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MILES W. HETRICK, who follows the occupation of farming in Madison township, is a son of George L. and Elizabeth (Truitt) Hetrick. Jacob Hetrick, his grandfather, was a native of Germany, and settled in what is now Mahoning township, Armstrong county, upon his arrival in this country. He cleared a farm here and lived here all his life. Children as follows were born to Jacob Hetrick and his wife: George L., Abram, Kuntz, Jeremiah, Moses, Mary (married Jacob Blake) and Sarah (married William Blake).

George L. Hetrick was born in Mahoning township, where he grew to manhood. He followed farming as his life occupation, clearing several farms with the assistance of his sons. While on a visit to Butler county, Pa., he died there, passing away at the age of eighty-six years. His wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Williams) Truitt, pioneers of Madison township. Nine children grew to maturity, viz.: Labannah, deceased; Augustus; Matilda, married to James Buzzard; Anderson D.; Miles W.; Lydia, married to John Balsiger; Margaret, married to Amos M. Willison; George, and J. Hetrick.

Miles W. Hetrick grew to manhood in Madison township on his father's farm, and received his education in the common schools of the locality. He has always followed farming as an occupation and has been successful, having owned and occupied his farm of eighty-seven acres since 1872. He is persevering and painstaking, and his energetic efforts have won him good results. He has a fine farm and is one of the prominent farmers of his township.

In 1871 Mr. Hetrick married Mary, daughter of Gottlieb and Hannah (Hurst) Keller, of Kellersburg, and by her he has had nine children, as follows; Lawrence Otto; Bertram; Della, who married Jacob Williams; Eva, who married E. R. Mobley; Clyde, who married M. B. Bish; Charles A.; Margaret, who married Harry Sherrieb; Marie and Harold K., at home. Mr. Hetrick is a public-spirited citizen, taking a great interest in all public affairs of his township. He has held various local offices in Madison township, including that of assessor for two terms. In politics he is a Republican, and in religious connection is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Source: Page 748, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Doris Rizza for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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