Abraham Heistand Glatz
Portrait: Abraham Hiestand Glatz, 1868: © From the Collection of the York County Heritage Trust, York, PA (publishing restrictions apply)
The son of Dr. Jacob Glatz and the former Susan Hiestand of Lancaster and Accomac (Glatz’s Ferry), York County, Abraham Hiestand Glatz was born in 1835 and lived mostly in Hellam Township, York County throughout his life. He graduated form Princeton College in 1854; pursued farming; was elected to the state House, 1858-1859; Brig. Gen. in the State Militia before the war; enlisted as staff Quartermaster, 16th Pa. Regt., Jackson Guards, 3 months, May 3, 1861, Camp Curtin: duty at Chambersburg; Williamsport, Md.; Martinsburg, W.Va. en route to Bull Run; Bunker Hill; skirmish at Smithfield; Harpers Ferry, and mustered out July 30, 1861, Harrisburg. He was elected to the state Senate, 1862-1868; served as Grand Master of the Mason’s Lodge; charter member of the Pennsylvania German Society; and Trustee of Millersville College, 1864-1867. Senator Glatz passed away on Dec. 28, 1894.