||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
Hasenplug, was born in Union County, July 16, 1796, there grew up
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
which Mr. Hasenplug erected after coming. The mother died in 1871,
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.
died in the faith of the Evangelical Association, of which church they
were members many years. Politically he was a Republican.
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
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
Buell; Emma, wife of Squire Jewell; Elmer E, Arminta, Ida, Charles,
Ella, Sadie, and Lorinda, all of whom are living. Mrs. Hasenplug
in the Baptist faith, May 7, 1875. Our subject is a
one of the well known citizens of the township.
History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1180
by Susan McLaughlin