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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Burgesses, Chief Burgesses, Postmasters


Burgesses of Hamburg, 1900-60 (may be incomplete!)
John R. Wagner 1900-03 Thomas M. Raubenhold 1903-06 Frank M. Nice 1906-09 Thomas M. Raubenhold 1909-12 Stephen S. Sousley as of 1923 Archibald R. Judd as of 1960

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1906 Feb 20: Frank M. Nice (Dem), elected; Wilson E. Schmick (Rep), defeated.


    Chief Burgesses of Hamburg, 1867-1900 (may be incomplete!)
    John Sunday 1867-68 James Prutzman 1869-71 Reuben F. Seidel 1872-73 John Sunday 1874-75 Jacob Geiger 1876 Fred Gordfleck 1877-78 John A. Tobias 1879 Reuben F. Seidel 1880 William Harris 1881-82 Solomon K. Dreibelbis 1883 Alton F. Luburg 1884 Solomon K. Dreibelbis 1885-86 Alton F. Luburg 1887 Jonathan B. Potteiger 1888 Christian Baum 1889 Frank R. Wagner 1890-91 J. Albert Sunday 1892 Thomas M. Raubenhold 1893 William K. Miller 1894-97 Alton F. Luburg 1897-1900


    Postmasters at Hamburg, 1798-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Francis Artilla 1798-1808 Abraham Wolff 1809 Henry Fister 1809-30 John Shenk 1830-41 William Feather 1841-45 John Kirkpatrick 1845 Charles Benseman 1845-51 John F. Roads 1851-53 Daniel Wolff 1853-61 George Shollenberger 1861-65 Peter S. Haintz 1865-77 Milton Ludwig 1877-78 Maurice M. Lenhart 1878-81 Elias Shomo 1881-82 Henry Rothenberger 1882-85 William Harris 1885-89 Allen L. Shomo 1889-94 B. Frank Bean 1894-98 Abel H. Byers 1898-1915 Daniel R. Dunkel 1915-23 Allen L. Shomo 1923-24 Allen L. Shomo 1924-32 Oscar L. Lenhart 1932 William J. Geary 1932-33 John H. Wertley 1933-34 Robert A. Rupp 1934-63 Wayne L. Balthaser 1963-65 Wayne L. Balthaser 1965-73

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1932 Aug 4: Allen L. Shomo, died in office.
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