REIFF, Jacob L., was born on the farm on which he now lives in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., October 20, 1816 ; son of John Reiff, Jr. John Reiff, the grandfather, was a native Dauphin county and a resident of Londonderry township, where he died. He was the father of eight children. John Reiff, the father of Jacob L., was born in Londonderry township in 1780, where he lived until his death in 1822. He acquired a good education for that time and was an active church member. He married Miss Fannie Riser, by whom he had four children : Peter, died at the age of twenty-one years ; Elizabeth, wife of John Kop, of Lancaster county ; Jacob L., and John, married Miss Barbara Gingerich, of Londonderry township.
Jacob L., was busily engaged in farming up to 1880, when he retired from active work, but is still living on his farm and has an oversight of all the farmer’s operations. He is a Republican in politics, while in religious faith and profession he is connected with the Dunkard church. In 1840 he was married to Miss Fanny Nissley, daughter of Martin Nissley, of Dauphin county, by whom he had six children : Elizabeth, wife of Abram Guyer ; John N., married Miss Mary Ulch, of Dauphin county ; Martin, died in 1869, aged twenty-four years, buried in Guyer’s cemetery ; Catherine, wife of George Guyer ; Jacob, died October 9, 1876, aged twenty-five years, and Fanny, living at home.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Ronald Singerris@vicon.net for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001
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