ULMER, JACOB, was born in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., April 13, 1826. His early training and education were such as the ordinary schools and the average families afforded. He spent his whole life in the township, being absent only for short periods of time when duty and business called him elsewhere. He learned the trade of a carpenter, and made this his chief occupation. In connection with this trade he was also, in earlier life, engaged in manufacturing grain cradles, but the general introduction of farm machinery has placed this part of his occupation among the unused arts. Mr. Ulmer was not deaf to the call of the President for volunteers during the war of the Rebellion. He enlisted in 1864, and served until the end of the war, and was honorably discharged. After his discharge from the army he returned to his home and resumed work at the carpenter's trade, which he continued to follow until his death, which occurred December 5, 1895. In 1848 he was married to Miss Nancy Espenshade, of Swatara township. They had ten children, seven of whom are living: David, the eldest, born July 18, 1853, Ellen, John, George, Adeline, Elizabeth, and Benjamin. Mr. Ulmer occupied the residence where he died since 1873. Mrs. Ulmer died June 4, 1887. Mr. Ulmer was a Republican in politics, and served as constable of Londonderry township for nearly thirty-one years.
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