William Hood Hackenberg
Born May 14, 1859, White Pigeon, Michigan, the son of attorney Peter L. and Marietta (Hood) Hackenberg; family moved to Milton, Northumberland County in 1860; educated in public schools, printer’s apprentice; read law with his father; admitted to the Northumberland County bar in 1881; justice of the peace in Milton, 1881-1884; chief burgess of Milton, 1884-1885; delegate Republican State Convention, 1886; unsuccessful campaign for Northumberland Co. president judge, 1891; chair of Judicial Apportionment Committee under pro tem Gobin; member Judiciary General, Railroad, Mines and Mining, Judical Local, and Library committees. Important bills included granting a chief burgess (mayor) veto power over councils; removing the power of the court’s privilege to grant liquor licenses (to state) by political favoritism. He married Mary Krauser. Senator Hackenberg died in 1940, interred in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County.