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HUMMEL, JACOB, gardening farmer, was born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 28, 1843. He is a son of Christian and Catherine (Rineard) Hummel. Christian Hummel was born March 12, 1819, and died May 30, 1885. His wife, Catherine Rineard, was born April 4, 1823, and died January 23, 1880. They had six children: two died in infancy, Mary Jane, born November 3, 1849, died February 23, 1850, and Elizabeth, born November 12, 1852, died April 15, 1855; David, who was born January 5, 1855, died May 24, 1887. The surviving children are: Jacob, born March 28, 1843; Sarah Ann, widow of Aaron Shreiner, born November 22, 1846; and Jeremiah, born February 13, 1858.

Jacob Hummel received a common school education in his native township. After his school days were ended he at once began business for himself. He engaged in gardening and farming and has made this his occupation. Mr. Hummel has served his native township for ten consecutive terms as supervisor, and has performed the duties of his office with satisfaction to the public and with credit to himself. By his honest and fair dealing he has secured the confidence of the community. His political views are Democratic.

Jacob Hummel was married, February 18, 1877, to Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Rachel Hawk, both now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hummel have two children: George W. and Sadie C. The family are members of the German Lutheran church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Jeff Vallender for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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