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G Jacob Schandelmeier


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2006 at 16:07:56

G Jacob Schandelmeier, Boone we have lad occasion to record sketches of the lives of those connected with the different vocations of life, but none that may be more imperfect in its nature, on the account of briefness, than the following one, although it has not been sensational in its nature it has cast pleasant reflections upon his friends that will not be forgotten, he was born in Baden, Germany, on June 16, 1839, and when only a small boy his parents came to the United States and settled first at Altoona, Pennsylvania, and here he served a three years apprenticeship at he blacksmith trade, and today commands the best of wages when he feels disposed to engage at it, in 1865, he located in Lafayette, Indiana and engaged at his trade, where he resided till the following year, 1866, when he removed to his present location and worked for three years in the machine shops of the Northwestern Railroad, in 1871 he engaged in his present calling, which he has since followed, he found a wife in the person of Miss Elizabeth Galligher, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, whom he married on December 11, 1862, they have by this union a family of three living, Mary C, William J, and John G, they have lost three, John George, Caroline and an infant, during the late war of the rebellion he served in company E , Third Pennsylvania infantry, he is a man of congenial disposition and possesses qualifications that has made for him many friends.

1880 Boone Co History Book


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