Private, Co I, 53rd Regiment Pa
Drafted 1 Oct 1864 and mustered in at
Although Jacob joined late in the War his
regiment did see notable action in the Spring of
Action at Boyden Plank Road/Hatcher's Run
and the fall of Petersburg, battles of Sailor's
Creek and High Bridge, April 6 and 7 and to
Appomattox Court House and Lee's surrender.
Then, marched to Washington,DC in May and
participated in the Grand Review parade of troops on
May 23, 1865.
Mustered out by General Order 9 Jun 1865
Born 16 May 1840 at Rhoneymeade Farm,
Centre Hall, Centre County, Pa
Died 3 Mar 1907 at Baden, Pa and is
buried at Reformed & Lutheran Cemetery,
Tusseyville, Centre County, Pa
Married to Emma Katherine Fye in 1876 and
had one child.
After the War Jacob completed additional
schooling and became a School Principal.
1st Cousin 3X removed of Camp Member -