REIDER, JACOB S., farmer, Middletown, Pa., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., July 13, 1842. He was reared in that county, and secured his education in the public schools and in the Millersville State Normal School. He qualified himself for the profession of teaching, and had begun his work, and taught two terms in Lancaster county before the war. In 1863 he enlisted in company C, Twenty-first Pennsylvania cavalry, which had 182 in the line, and was corporal of his company. He saw very active service for nine months, being most of the time on detail duty, and engaged in skirmishing in West Virginia. At the end of his term of enlistment he was honorably discharged from the service, and returned to Lancaster county. He at first resumed his former occupation, and taught two terms in Lancaster county. He also taught ten consecutive terms in Swatara, Londonderry and Derry townships, Dauphin county. In the meantime he was also engaged in farming. In 1870 he removed to Dauphin county, and purchased the farm he is at present occupying. He was married, in 1868, to Miss Mary, daughter of Jacob Strickler, of Dauphin county, by whom he has three children: Morris S., married to Emma Baum, daughter of Michael Baum, of Londonderry township; Laura E., wife of F. Y. Muth, jeweler, of Hummelstown; Ralph D., and George S., died at twelve years of age. In politics Mr. Reider is a Republican. He and his family are supporters of the United Brethren church.
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