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The Religious Affiliation of
Milton Hershey
founder of Hershey's Chocolate company


From: Mary Bellis, "The History of Chocolate - Culture of the Cocoa Bean" on Inventors.com website (http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blchocolatehershey.htm; viewed 1 November 2005):
Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, in a farmhouse near the Central Pennsylvania village of Derry Church. Milton was in the fourth grade when his Mennonite father, Henry Hershey, found his son a position as an printer's apprentice in Gap, Pennsylvania. Milton later became an apprentice to a candy-maker in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and candy-making became a passion which Milton grew to love. In 1876, when Milton was only eighteen-years old, he opened his own candy shop in Philadelphia.

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