Jacob Hasenplug




Jacob Hasenplug





JACOB HASENPLUG, farmer, post-office Greenville, was born in Centre County, Penn, October 20, 1830.  His grandfather, Henry Hasenplug, emigrated from Germany to America during the Revolution, and after the war married a Miss Siebold, of Union County, Penn.  His father  Jacob Hasenplug, was born in Union County, July 16, 1796,  there grew up and married Annie Lichty, a native of the same county.  They afterward removed to Centre County where Jacob operated a tannery and brewery. In the fall of 1834 they removed to West Salem Township, Mercer County, and reared six children:  George E., deceased; Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Showers; Jacob; Maria, widow of William Dillon; John H, and Daniel.  They settled in the forests of West Salem in a hewed log house which Mr. Hasenplug erected after coming.  The mother died in 1871, and her venerable husband at the ripe old age of ninety-three years, resided on the old homestead peacefully awaiting the call to join her in that home beyond the grave, until his death August 7, 1888.  Both died in the faith of the Evangelical Association, of which church they were members many years.  Politically he was a Republican.  Our subject has resided in West Salem since the fall of 1834.  He learned the shoemaker's trade which he followed at Maysville for twenty years, but since the spring of 1882 he has been engaged in farming.  In the fall of 1862 he was drafted, and enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, and served nine months. Mr. Hasenplug was married April 1855 to May Ann, daughter of Jefrey and Ann (Morford) Bentley, of West Salem Township.  She was a native of mercer County, and reared nine children:  Elizabeth, wife of Charles Buell; Emma, wife of Squire Jewell; Elmer E, Arminta, Ida, Charles, Ella, Sadie, and Lorinda, all of whom are living.  Mrs. Hasenplug died in the Baptist faith, May 7, 1875.  Our subject  is a Republican, and one of the well known citizens of  the township.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1180

Submitted by Susan McLaughlin




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