ULSH, Jacob, M., is among the prominent and prosperous farmers and stockmen of Mifflin township. He is a native of Greenwood township, Perry county, Pa., and was born January 8, 1855. He bears the name of his grandfather, Jacob Ulsh, also a native of Perry county and a farmer. His father, Josiah Ulsh, was likewise born in Greenwood township, Perry county, where he was reared , and where he owned an cultivated one hundred acres of land, and was an extensive stock raiser. Josiah Ulsh married Sarah Arbogast, born in Snyder county, Pa., in 1827. The had six children: Jacob M.; Maggie, unmarried, residing in Perry county, Pa.; John, farmer, Greenwood township, Perry county; Amelia, wife of Solomon Weaver, Topeka Kan.; Sarah, died young; Albert, unmarried, lives in Topeka, Kan. Mrs. Ulsh died in 1882. Mr. Ulsh survives her and resides on the homestead in Perry county. He is a Republican, is well known and universally esteemed.
Jacob M. Ulsh attended the schools of his native township, and began business early by working on the home farm, where he continued until he was twenty years old. He then came to Lykens Valley, Dauphin county, and worked foru years as a farm hand for Jonathan Reigle, then went to Benjamin Reigle’s and worked for four years on his farm, after which he cultivated the farm of D. D. Elder, Washington township, for eleven years. In 1894 he moved on the farm of one hundred and twenty-eight acres, on which he now resides, in Mifflin township, and is engaged in farming and raising live stock.
Jacob M. Ulsh was married, In Mifflin township, in 187, to Mary Lehman, born in Mifflin township, daughter of Samuel Lehman, a merchant of Upper Paxton township, and his wife, Catherine (Deibler) Lehman. Mr. and Mrs. Ulsh have had two children: Sallie C., born in 1880, and Jacob H., in 1886.
Mr. Ulsh is a Republican. He served as school director of Washington township for two years. In 1882 he was constable of the township. Mr. Ulsh has always been a hard-working man and a good man of business, and has succeeded in acquiring a comfortable competency. He is well known and liked by every one, and is one of the solid citizens of the community.
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