LAUER, Jacob F., was born in Chester county, Pa., June 28, 1819. He is a son of the late George P. and Mary (Fisler) Lauer. George P. Lauer was born in Philadelphia, and died at the age of sixty-five years. He was married to Miss Mary Fisler. They had five children, two of whom are living: Jacob F., and George, residing at Coatesville, Pa. Their deceased children were: Hannah, wife of Joseph valentine; Anna, wife of Dr. McHolland; Parker, died aged fifteen. Mr. Lauer was a Republican.
Jacob F. Lauer was educated in the common schools. At the age of seventeen he went to Lancaster to learn the trade of machinist, but followed that occupation for only about six months. He then worked at boiler iron making in a rolling-mill at Coatesville for one year. After this he was employed by Joseph Bailey at the works below Reading, known as Pine Iron Works, in which he was a foreman for ten years. In 1880 he removed to Harrisburg and was foreman for the Bailey Brothers for nearly eight years. In 1887 he went to Michigan, near Battle Creek, and for two years engaged in farming. Returning to Harrisburg, he was out of business for three months and then removed to Jersey City, N. J., where he was for about three years foreman in the Boiler and Plate Works. Again returning to Harrisburg, and to the employment of Bailey Brothers, he was their foreman for about four years. In the spring of 1894 he went into the livery business on Blackberry avenue and Fourth street, in Harrisburg and has been continuously in that business up to the present time. He had also a livery stable on the corner of Third and Cumberland streets for a number of years. His establishment is at present on the corner of Green and Cumberland streets, Harrisburg. In his political opinions he is a good, solid Republican. He cast his first vote for president of General Harrison, fifty-six years ago. He was married, in Philadelphia, to Miss Catherine, daughter of George and Mary Ailer. They have had thirteen children, four of whom are living: Anna, wife of John Griffith; Hannah, William M. and Emma, wife of Edward F. Baum. Their deceased children were: George died in Jersey City; Parker, killed on the railroad; Elizabeth, Mary, and some others who died in infancy.
The parents of Mrs. Jacob Lauer were both natives of Lancaster. Her father, George Ailer, was for many years a shoemaker. He and his wife both died in Lancaster. They had six children, only one of whom, Henry, survives. Catherine, who became Mrs> Lauer, was born in Lancaster, in 1821, and died May 31, 1895. She was a faithful member of the Ridge Avenue Methodist Episcopal church.
William M., only son of Mr. J. F. Lauer, was born in Harrisburg, February 23, 1856. He was educated in the public schools and in Seilerís Academy. After leaving school he engaged with his father in the livery business, in which he has ever since continued. He is known and esteemed everywhere as a man of integrity. He was married, in Harrisburg, in October, 1876, to Miss Anna L., daughter of William and Margaret Kitzleman. They have had six children, two of whom are living: Nellie G. and Bessie E. Their deceased children were: George P., Edith, Florence, and one who died in infancy.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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