ATTICK, Jacob A.
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ATTICK JACOB A., was born in York county, Pa., September 19, 1846; son of Jacob and Jane (Shook) Attick. Jacob Attick, Sr., was born in York county, September 5, 1812; he was a farmer and was married to Miss Jane Shook, who was born in York county. They had nine children, seven of whom are living: Sarah, wife of Samuel Sall; William A.; Martin; Harry H.: Jacob A.; Alice, wife of Simon Dacker; Elizabeth, wife of Ross Ducher. The deceased children are: Hannah Mary and John A. Mr. Attick was justice of the peace for some years; he also served several years as supervisor. He died at the age of seventy-five years; his wife died September 6, 1878, aged sixty-four years; both died in Dauphin county.

Jacob A. Attick attended the common schools and was engaged in farm work with his father until he was twenty-one. He was then employed for two years in the Pennsylvania Steel Works, after which he learned carpentry and worked at that business for about twelve years. For the ensuing ten years he was again employed at the Pennsylvania Steel Works. In 1889 Mr. Attack undertook farming; for three years he cultivated land near Middletown, Pa.; he then removed to the farm lately owned by Mr. Frantz, and at present by W. F. Rutherford, where he has since lived. Mr. Attick was married, April 24, 1870, to Miss Amanda W., daughter of Michael and Susan (Nissley) Barnhard, born in Dauphin county, September 19, 1848. Of their thirteen children eight are living: William J., Susan, Bessie E., Ira R., Eva L., Sarah G., Francis C., and Ruth V. Their deceased children are: Jennie I., died at the age of twenty months; Edith A., Clara, Rosa, and one died an infant. Mr. Attick holds Prohibitionist views and votes with that party. He is a member of file United Brethren church.

Michael Barnhard, father of Mrs. J. A. Attick, was a weaver, born in Dauphin county. He was married to Miss Susan Nissley, who was born in Dauphin county. They had two children: Amanda, Mrs. Attick: and Ellen, wife of Jacob Rupert. Mr. Barnhard was married a second time, and to this union there were born three children: Henry; Eliza, widow of William Smith, and Sarah, wife of George Fide. Mr. Barnhard died in January, 1893, aged eighty-six years; his wife died in 1890 at the age of seventy-six. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhard are members of the Lutheran church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001

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