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Jacob Gorgas

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 21, 1798 (69)
Ephrata, Cloisters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of John Gorgas, Sr. and Sijten Sophia Rittenhouse
Husband of Christina Maria Gorgas
Father of Solomon Gorgas and Joseph Gorgas
Brother of John Gorgas, Jr.; Susanna Gorgas; Mary Gorgas; Benjamin Gorgas; Joseph Gorgas and 9 others

Occupation: clockmaker, carpenter, (Made clock Jeff Barnhart has now), Clockmaker
Managed by: Jeffrey Reynolds Barnhart
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About Jacob Gorgas

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Sargent. DAR Ancestor # A046210

Generation No. 4

4. JACOB GORGAS was born 09 Aug 1728 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, and died 29 Mar 1798. He married (1) CHRISTIANA MACK15,16, daughter of ALEXANDER MACK and ANNA KLINGEN. She was born 29 Mar 1734 in Schriesheim, Mannheim, Baden, Germany16, and died 20 Oct 180416. He married (2) CATHARINE HORTER. Jacob Gorgas was a clock maker out of Lancaster County.

Jacob earned some renown as a fine Clockmaker. They lived for a while in Ephrata Area and an area called Cocalico ( in Lancaster Co. - Mainly during the time when Joseph helped in the clock business -Then Joseph must have changed his mind - His children ( With wife Sophia Atkinson were Soon born in Running Pumps ( Dauphin Co. Pa) .

While Jacob was a clockmaker, he moved to Ephrata where he built the house at Vine and West Sunset Avenue, which was the former Menno Hess home, and in 1777 built the home at Oak and West Main Streets, which at one time was known as the Village Inn.340.

My great grandmother was born Mary Emaline Gorgas (b. 11 August 1840 d. 2 April 1914). She was second cousin to Dr. William Crawford Gorgas. She was the daughter of William Rittenhouse Gorgas, who was the son of Solomon Gorgas and Grandson of Jacob Gorgas, the clockmaker of Ephrata. She married Dr. George A. Horting, dentist who had a sister Cassiah Horting who married a Jacob Gorgas in about 1850-1860 (certainly not the clockmaker or his son). Does anybody know how (or if) he fits into the family? I will be glad to share any information I have about the Gorgas or Horting families.

George Block


Children of JACOB GORGAS and CHRISTIANA MACK are: 6. i. JOSEPH5 GORGAS, b. 07 Apr 1770, Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 1841, Louisville, Stark County, Ohio.

      ii.       SOLOMON GORGAS, b. 1765.
      iii.       JACOB GORGAS.
      iv.       MARY ELIZABETH GORGAS.

Birth: 1728 Death: 1798 Inscription: REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER

Burial: Ephrata Cloister Cemetery Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 26066533

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Jacob Gorgas's Timeline

August 9, 1728
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
January 22, 1764
Age 35
Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 41
March 21, 1798
Age 69
Ephrata, Cloisters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania