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Harbaugh, Henry (28 October 1817–28 December 1867), clergyman, author, and publisher, was born near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, the son of George Harbaugh and Anna Snyder, farmers. His early life in a rural mountain valley is reflected in his Pennsylvania Dutch poems, particularly “Das Alt Schulhaus an Der Krick” (The old schoolhouse on the creek). Confirmed at age nineteen, he wished to enter the ministry of the German Reformed church, but his father, who wanted him to continue farming, refused financial support. He trained instead as a carpenter and in 1836 went west to Ohio to earn money for his education in the thriving new towns there....