Monday, June 4, 2012

Jacob Gable 1780-1848

Heather's 5th great grandparents,Maternal Line

Jacob Gable
Son of
Birth:  Dec. 13, 1780
Death:  Jul. 27, 1848 Union County PA
Suzanna Mann
Daughter of:
Birth: Feb. 2, 1784 in Union County PA
Death: Apr. 14, 1879 Stephenson County, Illinois

Jacob Gable 1805-1901 m. Elizabeth Machamer
 John Gable 1807-1873 m. Susanna Coup
 Margaret Gable 1811

Occupation - Carpenter

1780 - Jacob Gable Born

1784 Suzanna Mann Born
(How do I know Suzanna's maiden name? Find source)

This cemetery record does list her maiden name  -

1802 Catherine Gable Born
Catherine (Gable) & Jacob Oberdorf are Heather's 4th great grandparents.  You can read more about them here:

From the obituary of Catherine & Jacob Oberdorf's son Henry :
""Mr. Oberdorf was born in this place - a son ofthe late Jacob and catherine gable Oberdorf. "

In 1803 Jacob Gable was in Mifflinburg Pa

He would have been 23 in 1803
page 1363
The post-office was established at Mifflinburg April 1, 1798. ' George Youngmau was the first postmaster. In 1803 additional residents were Christian Brown (potter), Aaron Clark (silter), Jacob Gable (carpenter), Adam Getgen,  John Larrabee (doctor), Peter Withington (silversmith) ; in 1802, Christopher Deering (schoolmaster), Frederick Gutelius (surveyor). Frederick Gutelius was a member of the first board of county commissioners of Union County, and was appointed a justice of the peace in 1814. He died May 30, 1839, aged seventy-two years. His descendants in Mifflinburg are numerous. In 1806 appear the names of Jacob Kimble (potter), John Eilert and Jacob Maize (tavern-keeper). Maize's tavern was long a noted place of resort. He was for many years the postmaster, and carried on a tannery where Jacob Gutelius' coach-works, are situated. Mrs. ' He was a IocaI Baptist preacher ; his granddaughter, Mrs. Professor James, late of Lewisburgh University, has 
in possession many abstracts of bis sermons preached in the valley. 

1805 Son Jacob Gable jr  is born
Jacob Gable Jr went to Stephenson Illinois, where his mother appears to have followed him after Jacob Sr. died, her grave can be found there.

Jacob Gable Jr Obit
Son of Jacob Gable & Suzanna Mann
OBIT: Freeport Daily Bulletin  February 8, 1901   NEARLY A CENTURY OLD  Jacob Gable Passes Away in his Ninety-sixth Year at Pearl City.  OLDEST MAN IN THE COUNTY.  Retained His Faculties to a Surprising degree--- Lived in County Since 1843 
Jacob Gable, presumably the oldest man in Stephenson County, died at 2 O 'clock last night at his home in Pearl City.  If he had lived till September he would have been ninety-six years old.  His death was caused by old age.  He had been gradually failing for the last year and a half.  He retained his faculties to the time of his death and attended to his own business affairs until two years ago.  In addition to being the oldest man he was also one of the earliest settlers of Stephenson county.  Jacob Gable was born in Union county Pennsylvania on September 21, 1805.  When a boy he learned the boot and shoe trade and followed it for twenty years.  In 1843 he came west to Stephenson county, then almost a virgin wilderness, and settled in the town of Jefferson.  Two years later he removed to the town of Kent where he lived many years following farming.  He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1851 and reelected, for many successive terms.  He has been school director, supervisor and high way commissioner.  While still in Pennsylvania he served seven years as captain of the 6th company, 43rd Pennsylvania militia.  In 1883 he removed to Pearl City where he has since lived.  In 1828 in Pennsylvania he married Elizabeth Machamer who died a year ago last March at an advanced age.  For seventy one years they had lived together in happiness and became the parents of eleven children, six of them are still living as follows:  Mrs J B Timms, Mrs H Goodrich of Pearl City, Mrs Sarah Thorp and Mrs E Burbage of Kansas, Mrs R Cramer of this city, and Jacob Gable of Colorado.  He leaves numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mr Gable was an entertaining old gentleman and full of reminiscences of his early days in the county.  The extent to which he retained his faculties to such an extreme age was remarkable.

FROM THE BOOK:  Portraits and Biographical Stephenson County 1888   (found in his son Daniel's biography)  Jacob and Elizabeth (Machamer) Gable, who were both born and reared in the state of Pennsylvania, and lived most of their lives, before coming west in Union County.  They were among the first settlers in Stephenson County, Illinois, coming from Pennsylvania in the year 1843, and settling in what is now Loran Township.  For six years they remained on the land They first occupied, and then removed to Kent township, where they lived until about 1883, when they returned to Loran Township, where they now live at an advanced age, honored and esteemed by all that know them, of the generations which have grown up since their advent.  They had a family of eleven children, five boys and six girls.
 Jacob Gable was a farmer, but when a boy he was apprenticed to the boot and shoe trade, and followed this about twenty years.  In 1843, he came to Jefferson township, In a party that consisted of fifty-four persons.  There were the Samuel Wright family of five, John Barbour's family of ten, Samuel B Barber's family of five, James W Barber and family of ten, John Van Dyke and son's family of eleven, Jacob Gable's family consisting of six people, and Robert Badger and family of seven.  This party started out on the 28th of May, and arrived on the 4th of July 1843, being five and a half weeks on the way.  Their route took them through Mercer County, they crossed the Allegheny River at Franklin, passed up through Warren, Ohio, to Cleveland, and from Lower Sandusky crossed into Adrian, Michigan.  In crossing the Maumee, Mrs Badger had a fit from fright and died the next day.  The party passed Janesville, Michigan, and Hillsdale to South Bend, Indiana, to Michigan City, across the Calumettte to Chicago, through Rockford, where the group divided up.  One division coming to Freeport, they stopped at the Main Hotel which then stood on the site of the old pop factory, now the outdoor grounds, on Walnut Street.  About two years later Jacob and family came to Kent, where he owns 320 acres of land.  Part of it he entered and has it well improved.  He was elected Justice of the peace in 1851, and with the exception of two years, he has held this office ever since.  He has been the School Director, township supervisor, Highway Commissioner, etc.  When in Pennsylvania, he served about seven years as Captain of the 6th Company, 43rd Pennsylvania Militia, his son Jacob enlisted in 1862, in the 93rd I.V.I. and served to the end of the War.
Birth: Sep. 21, 1805
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1901
Illinois, USA

Jacob was the son of Jacob and Susanna (Mann) Gable. He married Elizabeth Machamer on April 10, 1828 in Union Co., Pennsylvania. They had thirteen children: Susannah Goodrich, Mary Phillips, Daniel, Henry, Christina Timms, Jacob, John, Relala, Ellen Burbridge, Sarah Andrew Thorp, Rebecca Spiller, Catherine Oberdorf * and Margaret. Jacob and Elizabeth came to Illinois in 1843. Jacob, who was known as Squire Gable, was a Justice for many years. He was Captain of Company 6, 43 Pennsylvania Militia.- from his find a grave entry. 

Catherine (Gabel) Oberdorf is his sister - did he also have a daughter named Catherine Oberdorf?  His obituary only lists 6 children.

1807 son John Gable is born
Name: John Gable
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1807
Age at Death: 66
Death Date: 11 Sep 1873

Burial Place: Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
Find A Grave -

obituary of John Gable's Wife Susanna Coup:
Birth: Nov. 21, 1813
Death: Apr. 14, 1900

Sunday, April 14, Mrs. Susanna Gable died at the home of her son in this city, at the ripe old age of 87 years, 7 months and 7 days.

Susanna Coup was born November 21, 1813, in Schuykill, Pa. In 1835 she was married to John Gable, and resided in Mifflinburg, Pa., until the death of Mr. Gable, which occured in 1873. To the above union were born 10 children,
eight of them growing to maturity and two passing away in infancy. A daughter preceded the mother to the better world after reaching maturity. 
Of those living, there were present at the funeral: Dr. W.H.H. Gable, Osage; L.L. Gable, Osage; E. E. Gable, Osage; Sarah Gable, Osage; Mrs. Catherman of Burr Oak, and Christian Gable of Mankato, Minn.

During her last sickness Mrs. Gable was a great sufferer, but she was sustained by the Christian's faith and fortitude. She has only gone on before and will wait on the other shore for the loved ones to follow her home.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Woolverton, assisted by Rev. Coon.

1811 Daughter Margaret Gable is born
(I have no records at all for Margaret - what makes me think she is a child of Jacob & Suzanna?)

1820 Residence
Name: Jacob Gabel
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3   (Jacob Jr 15, John 13, ??)
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1  (Jacob sr age 40)
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:1 (Margaret age 9) 
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 (Catherine age 18)
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: (Susanna 36)
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

Extra male child is likely an apprentice or hired hand?

1830 Residence
Two Jacob Gabels in the census in Mifflinburg in 1830 - Father and Son.  To sort them out, I used the following - 

Catherine 1802 (age 28)
Jacob 1805 (should not appear, he's the 2nd Jacob Gabel Census)
John 1807-1873 (age 23)
Margaret 1811 ( age 19)

Name: Jacob Gabll
[Jacob Gabel] 
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (John)
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1  (Jacob sr should be 50)
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 (Margaret)
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1  (Suzanna should be 46)
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4

1840 Residence
Name: Jacob Galle
[Jacob Gable]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3

1848 - Jacob Died

Susanna went to live with her son Jacob after the death of her husband:

1850 - Susanna in Ohio?
Name: Susan Gable
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Wayne, Wayne, Ohio
Gender: Female
Family Number: 253
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Deviney 25
Susan Gable 65
John Fortney 40

I'm not sure this is "our" Susanna, I have no idea who the other two people are.  

Registrars Notice - 
Lewisburg Chronicle 
(Lewisburg, Pennsylvania)
6 Feb 1850, Wed • First Edition • Page 4

Line 5 - Acct of Jacob Ocberdorf & John Gable, Exec of Jacob Gable, late, of Mifflinburg

1860 - Residence
Possible Match for Susanna  -

Name Susannah Gable
Age 74
Birth Year abt 1786
Gender Female
Birth Place Vermont
Home in 1860 Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois
Post Office Rockford
Family Number 3814
Household Members
Name Age
Joshua Heath 49
Damaris Heath 54
Anna Heath 23
Ella D Heath 3
Olivia Cotton 22
John Gable 27
Sarah A Gable 19
Cory A Gable 2

Susannah Gable 74

1879 Susanna Died

Birth: Feb. 2, 1784
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1879
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Yellow Creek Cemetery 
Kent, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA

Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania)20 Jan 1881, Thu

Research Notes:

There was an Adam Gable in the 1800 census in Mahanoy twp, Northumberland County.  Look into him as possible father of Jacob? He's the only one I have seen in the immediate area...

I cannot find Jacob in 1800 nor 1810 - but we assume he was here?  He was listed there in 1803, and again in 1820

More about Jacob Gable Jr  (1805 - 1901)

Christian (Gable) Timms

At length he determined to establish a home of his own and perfected his arrangements by his marriage on. the 16th of March, 1854, in Freeport, to Miss Christina Gable, who was born in Pennsylvania and was reared in Illi­nois, having been brought to this state in her girlhood days by her father, Jacob Gable, who was one of the early pioneers from Pennsylvania. Following his marriage Mr. Timms purchased land and opened up a new farm. 

Mr. Timms was married in Freeport, IL., on the 27th of March, 1854, to Christina Gable, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Gable. She was born in Union County, Pa.., March 20, 1836. Her parents reside in Loran township. Mr. and Mrs. Timms have nine children. Adelaide, Lucy J., Harvey N., Olive, George W., Susan, Elizabeth, Albert N. and Maud L. Adelaide is the widow of W. W. Deisher, and resides in Kent township. Lucy is the wife of John Kimman, and resides in Kansas; Olive is the wife of Abraham Keiller, and resides at Kent Station, Stephenson County. Mr. Timm is a member of Freeport Chapter No. 23, R. A. M. He is an enthusiastic Republican.

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