Jacob Shoemaker (SCHUMACHER) (1744 - 1810)

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Birthplace: Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Jacob Shoemaker (SCHUMACHER)

DAR ancestor # A104190

Jacob, son of Michael and Mary Catharine (Scheimer) Schumacher, was born in Williams Township, now Northampton Co., Pa., in 1744. He was married (1) about 1769, to Elizabeth, born Aug. 6, 1745, died July 4, 1797 (Arndt Cemetery, near Easton, Pa.), daughter of Major Jacob and Elizabeth (Geiger) Arndt. (Family No. 1339—Arndt.) They settled in Forks Township, Northampton Co., Pa., where, May 2, 1771, he bought from John and Elizabeth Bussenburger, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., N. J., 176 acres of land, described as on the "Lehickon (Bushkill) Creek, which falls into Delaware River." This tract of land had been sold, Aug. 30, 1739, by John and Thomas Pearce to William Allen, who, with his wife, Margaret, sold it, May 14, 1741, to Daniel Worms, from whom John Bussenburger bought it, in August, 1748. Soon after his purchase of this land Jacob Schumacher began the operation of a fulling mill on the premises, which received an extensive patronage from Northampton Co., Pa., and also from Sussex, now Warren Co., N. J. He also owned and operated a plaster mill on the same property. Prior to and during the War of the American Revolution Jacob Schumacher was among the foremost patriots of Northampton Co. In 1776 he was a member of the Northampton County Committee of Safety and Dec. 19, 1776, was a member of the standing committee. Abraham Berlin, Anthony Latti- more, Jeremiah Trexler, Anthony Moore, Timothy Reed, and Robert Traill (Family No. 622—Traill) were also members of the Standing Committee. (Bib.-28.) March 13, 1777, the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, created the Board of War, and on the 17th of that month the Legislature passed the Military Law, by which the administration of the military affairs of the several counties in the state was placed in the hands of a lieutenant and sub-lieutenants in each county. These officers were authorized to hold courts, to classify and district the Militia, to organize the Militia into companies and regiments, to hold elections for officers, to call out the classes, to find substitutes in case of delinquents, collect fines and turn them over to the State Treasurer, together with a thousand duties which the emergencies of the times rendered necessary. (Bib.-29.) On the 21st day of March, 1777, the Supreme Executive Council appointed John Weitzel to serve as lieutenant and Jacob Schumacher to serve as sublieutenant for Northampton Co. The first of these appointments carried with it the rank of colonel and the latter carried the rank of lieutenant colonel. A number of the letters of Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Schumacher are pre- served in the Pennsylvania Colonial Records, and his reports, in detail, described as Reports of Colonel Jacob Schumacher, may be found in the Pennsylvania Archives. (source)

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Jacob Shoemaker's Timeline

1744
1744
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
1779
December 10, 1779
Age 35
Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
1810
October 5, 1810
Age 66
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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