John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's
installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is
Pennsylvania collector A. Heistand Glatz. -Editor
General A. Hiestand Glatz was an antiquarian and coin collector since boyhood in the 1840's. He later became Pennsylvania State Senator
Abraham Heistand Glatz (1835-1894), was born November 3, 1835, a fraternal twin with his sister Margaret, son of Dr. Jacob Glatz (1803-1845), and
Susan Hiestand (1802-1883), of Lancaster and Accomac (Glatz's Ferry), York County, Pennsylvania. After his father died his family moved in with his
mother's family in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In 1850, he entered Princeton, then called the College of New Jersey. In 1854, he graduated Princeton.
He was elected to the Pennsylvania State House, 1858-1859.
He was a Brigadier General in the State Militia before the Civil War.
The 1860 U. S. Census lists him as a gentleman living with his mother.
On May 3, 1861, he enlisted as staff Quartermaster, 16th Pennsylvania Regiment, Jackson Guards.
He was elected to the state Senate, 1861-1868. After the Civil War he ran the family farm as his lifelong career together with politics.
The 1880 U. S. Census tells us he was living as a boarder in his aunt Sarah Wilson's boarding house.
There are several pieces of correspondence of Glatz to the Chapman Brothers beginning in the 1880's in the Lupia Numismatic
On December 28, 1894, he died of apoplexy at his home 15 Beaver Street, York, Pennsylvania. He was 59 years old. His funeral was in St. John's
Episcopal Church, York, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania.
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GLATZ, ABRAHAM HEISTAND
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