When Samuel Hershberger was born on 1 August 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Hershberger, was 39 and his mother, Magdalena Shirk Eberly, was 38. He married Elizabeth Schaal on 1 April 1861, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Holmes Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 18 March 1873, in Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Chatfield Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States.
Americanized form of German Herschberger 1, a surname of ultimate Swiss German origin (see Hersberger ).
Americanized form of German Herschberger 2, and a variant of the same Jewish surname.
History: This (see 1 above) is the most common American variant of the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originally spelled Hersberger , but in Germany altered to Herschberger and Hirschberger . Other Americanized forms established among the Mennonites and Amish in the US are Harshberger and Harshbarger .