WEIDENHAMER, Jacob D.

Male 1797 - 1863  (66 years)


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  • Name WEIDENHAMER, Jacob D. 
    Born 21 Mar 1797  Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Jacob Weidenhamer, grandfather of Walter L. Weidenhamer, and son of John Adam, was born in 1797 in Berks county. He married Susanna Dreibelbis, also a native of Berks county, born Oct 1, 1805, daughter of Daniel Dreibelbis, of Richmond township, Berks county. In 1837 Mr. and Mrs. Weidenhamer moved to Montour county, this State, settling in Limestone township, where Mr. Weidenhamer bought a valuable farm of about two hundred acres. Here he followed farming until his death, which occurred in 1863, in his sixty-seventh year. He was also interested in the mercantile business at Limestoneville. Politically he was a Democrat, and held various township offices. His wife died in 1887. To them were born children as follows: Wellington D., who lived and died in Limestone (he was a tanner by occupation and served as justice of the peace); Sarah, who lived and died at Limestoneville; William, who died July 7, 1910; John Adam; Daniel, living at Milton; and Elizabeth E., who first married John Sheep and later Emanuel Mauser of Liberty township, Montour county (or maybe of Milton), and had three children, Edward Sheep (now living in Michigan) and William and Maude Mauser.
    Biography
    • Biography by Charles Datesman Weidenhamer, courtesy of Stanley Weidenhamer Nov., 2019: Jacobwas born in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Penna. and is buried at the FollmerLutheran Church Cemetery east of Milton, PA. In 1837 Jacob moved with hisfamily to what is now Limestoneville, Montour County, Penna., where he boughtfour hundred acres of rich and productive farm land. Jacob was a prosperousfarmer and a man of rare judgement and intelligence with deep religiousconvictions and was noted for his strict adherence to the truth. He divided theland he bought into two large farms on which he built large brick homes andlarge barns with all the necessary outbuildings, which, to this day areconsidered models of architecture and completeness. In 1849 Jacob built a largestore and residence combined and opened a General Merchandising establishmentand took his son, Wellington in this business as a junior partner. Jacob andhis son conducted the business which they established until 1854, when theysold it to the Newcomer Brothers. Jacob was one of the largest contributors towardthe erection of the church building of the Follmer Lutheran Church. He was aconsistent member of the congregation until his death from an attack of typhoidfever. He is buried beside his widow in the cemetery of the church which he helpedbuild, which is located about half way between Limestoneville and Milton,Penna. After his death his widow continued to live in their home for the nexteight years with her granddaughter. After the marriage of her granddaughter in1871 she made her home with her youngest daughter, Elizabeth Mauser, in Derry Township,Montour County, Penna. She died from the effect of a frightful accident to herson in-law, Emanuel Mauser, who had his legs and body crushed in a thrashingmachine which caused his death.
    Census (desc) 1860  Limestone Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation was a farmer 
    _UID A6A64EB03962574BBA6E27681B21B0C7F1F3 
    Died 26 Aug 1863 
    Cause: of typhoid fever 
    Buried Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Follmer Lutheran Church Cemetery 
    Person ID I5519  Ancestry
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 

    Father WEIDENHAMER, Johann Adam,   b. 22 Nov 1765, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Blandon, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother DUNKEL, Elizabeth 
    Married 19 Apr 1791  Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Schwartzwald Reformed Church 
    Family ID F2018  Group Sheet

    Family DREIBELBIS, Susannah K.,   b. 5 Oct 1805, Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1887, Derry Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Jun 1825  Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WEIDENHAMER, Wellington Dreibelbis,   b. 3 Sep 1826, Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1899, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. WEIDENHAMER, Sarah Ann,   b. 24 Dec 1829, Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1881, Limestoneville, Montour Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. WEIDENHAMER, William Daniel,   b. 29 Jan 1831, Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1910, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. WEIDENHAMER, Daniel R.,   b. 22 May 1834, Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1916, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. WEIDENHAMER, John Adam,   b. 5 Apr 1836, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. WEIDENHAMER, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 22 Mar 1839, Limestoneville, Montour Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1910 and 1920  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1734  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1797 - Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1825 - Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1860 - Limestone Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Follmer Lutheran Church Cemetery - - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 417.

    2. [S1119] Census, Image 17.