Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

Home of William H. Hackenberg

Home of William H. Hackenberg 2-4 N Front Street

William Hood Hackenberg was an attorney. He lived here in 1900 with his wife Mary (Krauser) and children James and Nina. Lincoln Park was to the left of this home.

From Bell’s History of Northumberland County 1891: W. H. HACKENBERG, attorney at law, was born at White Pigeon, Michigan,

William H. Hackenberg

William H. Hackenberg

May 14, 1859, son of P. L. and Mary E. (Hood) Hackenberg. His parents removed to Milton in 1861, where he received his education in the public schools, after which he read law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1881. He immediately formed a partnership with his father in the practice of law, which continued until 1889 when his father retired from the firm. He is recognized as one of the leading young lawyers of the county. Politically he is a Republican; at the age of twenty-one years he was elected justice of the peace, and was probably at that time the youngest man in the state holding that office. After serving one half of the term he was compelled to resign on account of his increasing law practice. Mr. Hackenberg was twice elected burgess of Milton. In 1877 he married Mary H., daughter of D. H. and Susanna Krauser, of Milton, and by this union they have two children: James Osborne and Nina K.