GOOD, JACOB, foreman of the boiler department of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, was born in Cumberland county, Pa., October 22, 1842. His father died when he was quite young, and he removed with his mother to Dauphin county and located in Harrisburg, where he attended the public schools. He learned boiler making to the shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and was employed by that company for nine years. He was afterwards several years with Robert Tippett. In 1876 he was employed at Steelton by the Pennsylvania Steel Company as journeyman. In 1877 he was made foreman of the boiler department, which position he has held continuously since that time. In 1862 he enlisted in company D, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served nine months. He took part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsyille. He re-enlisted in August, 1864, in company D, Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served for five months as orderly to Gen. J. P. Slough. Mr. Good is a member of State Capital Lodge, No. 70, and Olivet Encampment, No. 56, I. O. O. F.; of Phoenix Lodge, No. 59, K. of P., and of Baldwin Commandery, No. 108, K. of M. In 1890 he helped to organize the Mechanics' and Helpers' Relief Association, and has since been its treasurer. He has served as a member of the Good Will Fire Company, No. 7, of Harrisburg, for a number of years, and is now president of the Citizen Fire Company, of Steelton. He is past commander of Sergt. Samuel W. Lascomb Post, No. 351, G. A. R.; is an active Republican, and at present a borough councilman.
Mr. Good was married, in 1864, to Miss Maggie E., daughter of George Pipes, of Harrisburg. They have four children: George E., roll turner, of Steelton; Mary Lizzie, wife of George H. Yestadt, of Sparrow's Point, Md.; Glenzora, wife of Oliver Weigle, of Steelton, and Lawrence J. Mr. and Mrs. Good are members of St. Paul's Baptist church, in which he is trustee, and superintendent of the Sunday-school. Mr. Good is also a member of the Y. M. C. A.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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