FOLLMER,  Jacob Michael

FOLLMER, Jacob Michael

Male 1825 - 1896  (70 years)

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  • Name FOLLMER, Jacob Michael 
    Born 3 May 1825  Limestoneville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Jacob M. Follmer, son of Col. Daniel C., was born May 3, 1825 at Limestoneville, in Limestone township, Montour Co., Pa., and received his education in the public schools and at Danville Academy. He followed farming, lumbering and stock raising, meeting with success in all those lines, and in his later years engaged in the insurance business, representing several of the strongest companies.

      In 1863 he enlisted in Company E, 37th Militia, received the appointment of regimental quartermaster and served as such until honorably discharged Aug. 4, 1863.

      He was a charter member of Bryson Post, G. A. R., at Watsontown, and served as chaplain of Henry Wilson Post, at Milton. Fraternally Mr. Follmer was connected with the Masonic Blue Lodge for twelve years and with the Royal Arch Masons three years.

      He represented his district one term in the House of Representatives, to which he was elected in 1888. He was an active member of the German Reformed Church, serving several terms as elder and many years as superintendent of the Sunday school. In 1850 Mr. Follmer married Susan, daughter of John P. Hackenberg, of Northumberland county, and children as follows were born to them : Emma ; Matilda, who married C. G. Wilson; Edward H., who died May 12, 1856, when one year old; Ada L., who married J. G. Bower, of Watsontown ; William H.; Roland B., of Philadelphia; and John H., born July 23, 1868, who died April 10, 1900.
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as the proprietor of a planing mill 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a laborer 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a laborer with spinal disease 
    _UID 2E424C1530508F49B5FC65630170A01DD058 
    Died 11 Mar 1896 
    Person ID I1880  Milton Families
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 

    Father FOLLMER, Col. Daniel C.,   b. 9 Jun 1786, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1873  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother DIEFFENBACHER, Susannah (1),   b. 31 Aug 1791,   d. 2 Aug 1836  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HACKENBERG, Susanna V.,   b. 1832, Freeburg, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1850 
    Children 
     1. FOLLMER, Emma,   b. 1852, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. FOLLMER, Mary Matilda,   b. 1854, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. FOLLMER, Edward H.,   b. 1855,   d. 12 May 1856  (Age 1 years)
    +4. FOLLMER, Dr. William H. M.D.,   b. 13 Aug 1856, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. FOLLMER, Ada L.,   b. 1856, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. FOLLMER, Roland B.,   b. 1864,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. FOLLMER, John H.,   b. 23 Jul 1868,   d. 10 Apr 1900  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1825 - Limestoneville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as the proprietor of a planing mill - 1860 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a laborer - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a laborer with spinal disease - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 893.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 34.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 29.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 S Ward.