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Free Genealogy Biography of Reverend Benjamin G. Huber,
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Reverend Benjamin G. Huber

Reverend Benjamin G. Huber, clergyman and editor, Chambersburg, was born in Letterkenny Township, Franklin Co. ,Penn., December 8, 1846, second son of Christian and Catherine (Grove) Huber.

His early life was passed on a farm in his native township, where he remained until the death of his mother in 1861, and worked at farming until February, 1865, when he enlisted in the One Hundred and Third Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 103rd Regiment, and served until the war was over, being discharged in July, 1865, at Harrisburg.

He returned to civil life and for three terms taught school, during which time he attended the normal school at Millersville for one summer term. In 1868 he attended a conference of the United Brethren Church at York, and was there assigned as junior preacher to Greencastle charge, where he remained one year. He then served a charge in Perry County, two years. He was then sent to Shoop’s Station, in Cumberland County, where he preached two years, and then came to Chambersburg, and was pastor of the United Brethren Church in 1873-74. He subsequently served one year as pastor of a church in Baltimore, Md., during which time he became publishing agent for the monthly periodical, "Highway of Holiness," of which periodical he afterward became editor, published in various places where he had charges until 1880, when it was permanently established at Chambersburg, and which in the spring of 1886 was changed to newspaper form, Mr. Huber becoming sole proprietor. This paper is extensively circulated among the United Brethren in Christ.

Our subject, at present, in addition to his publishing and editorial work, has charge of three appointments in the vicinity of Chambersburg.

In the spring of 1870 he was married to Naomi J. Cormany, and to them have been born seven children (of whom six are living—four sons and two daughters): Seba Cormany, Harry Iverson, Rilla Bell, Amos Castle (deceased), Ora Edwards, Lester Hoke and Bertha Grace.

Mr. Huber comes from a family noted for producing ministers. His grandfather was a preacher, and so were fourteen of his nearest relatives and uncles and cousins. In politics he was a Republican, but now a Prohibitionist.

Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.

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