HENRY D. ACKER,an intelligent citizen and prosperous farmer of Huston township, is a son of Henry and Margaret (Dilling) Acker, and was born in Huston township, Blair county, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1860. The Ackers are of German descent, and Henry Acker, sr., the paternal grandfather of Henry D. Acker, was born and reared in Huston township. He was one of the early settlers in the Clover Creek section. He was a democrat, a member of the German Reformed church, and reared a family of eleven children. His son, Henry Acker (father), was born October 19, 1807, and died January 9, 1874, when in the sixty-seventh year of his age. He was a democrat in politics, tilled a farm adjoining the homestead,and married Margaret Dilling, a daughter of Casper Dilling* (maternal grandfather), who was born in Germany, and settled in Huston township, where he followed farming until his death. He was a democrat, a member of the German Baptist church, and married and reared a family of thirteen children,of whom nine are still living. Mrs. Margaret (Dilling) Acker was born in 1821, and resides upon the farm. To Henry and Margaret Acker were born eight children, four sons and four daughters: Susan, wife of Martin Hoover, a merchant of Fredericksburg; Elizabeth; Sarah, who married Daniel Greaser, a farmer; Levi; Henry D., Jane, wife of John H. Brumbaugh, who is engaged infarming; William D., who died in 1881; and one now dead.Henry D. Acker passed his boyhood days on his father's farm, received his education in the common schools of his native township, and engaged infarming, which he has followed successfully ever since. In 1884 he purchased his present farm of sixty-two acres, which lies one-half mile from Drabpost-office. His farm is productive, and he keeps it in a good state of cultivation.On July 24, 1884, Mr. Acker married Sarah, daughter of Christian and Catherine Weidner, of Huston township. To Mr. and Mrs. Weidner have been born eight children: Christina (deceased); Reuben, Leonard, Dewalt, Caroline,Sarah, Christian, and Louise.In politics Mr. Acker is a democrat, and has served as tax collector. He has always taken an active part in the affairs of the German Reformed church,of which he has been a member and deacon for several years. He has been successful in his business affairs, and commands the respect of all who know him.Transcribed and submitted to the Blair County, PA USGenWeb archives by Linda ShillingerLindasTree@AOL.COM
*Caspar Dilling was a Hessian soldier who deserted and then joined the Americans forces during the American Revolution.