AWL, JACOB MICHAEL, son of Jacob Awl and Sarah Stroh, was born February 24, 1792, in Paxtang. He was a grandson of the preceding early settler. His father dying in his infancy, he was raised on the farm of his maternal Grandfather, Michael Stroh. In early life he settled in Harrisburg, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying there on the 5th of September 1849; was long a leading member of the Methodist church; at the time of his death the Democratic Union said he was "a gentleman of the purest piety and strictest integrity in all his intercourse with his fellow men;" while the Keystone stated that "no man enjoyed in a higher degree the confidence and respect of the community" – that "his life had been a continual exemplification of what the walk and conversation of a Christian should be." Mr. Awl served as a solder in the war of 1812-14. He married, April 27,1824, Fanny Horning, born February 17,1803; died July 12, 1869, at Harrisburg.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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