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NISSLEY, Jacob, Middletown, Pa., was born on the James Young farm, in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 14, 1825 ; son of John Nissley, Jr. The grandfather, John Nissley, Sr., wasborn in Derry township. He had three children : John, Samuel, and Catherine. John Nissley, Jr. the father of Jacob, married Miss Lizzie Roup, daughter of Christian Roup, of Swatara township, by whom he had eight children : Betsy, Lizzie, Sarah, Leah, Samuel, Jacob, John, and Martin. Jacob Nissley attended the schools of his native township, and remained at work on his fatherís farm for a number of years. After marriage he moved on to his his fatherís farm, where he remained for five years, having succeeded to the ownership. At the end of this time he sold the farm to James Young, since which time he has lived in the locality in which he now resides. He married Miss Catherine Horst, daughter of John Horst, of Swatara township, and they have had eleven children, of whom eight are living : Fannie, Emma, Mary, John, Jacob, Samuel, Ellen, Annie ; Martin, deceased ; Catherine, deceased , and Lizzie, deceased. In his politics Mr. Nissley is a Republican, and has held the office of supervisor for three years, and also that of school director. He is a member of Zionís Childrenís church. At one time Mr. Nissley was engaged in the milling business, and built the Irvin mine mill, near where he now lives.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Ronald Singer for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001

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