Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jacob Sholly 1790-1864

Heather's 5th great grandfather, paternal line

Jacob Sholly
son of
Born 27 July 1790
Died 7 August 1864
Married
Lydia Stahl
Daughter Of  Adam & Susanna (Albright) Stahl
Born 29 August 1799
Died 5 December 1890

Children:
Catharine Sholly
Jacob Sholly
Simon Sholly
Susanah Sholly m. David Snyder


1799 - Lydia Stahl is born
Floyd's history of Northumberland County tells us that Lydia is the daughter of Adam Stahl
"Adam Stahl, a native of Northampton county, Pa., became a pioneer 
settler in Union county, this State, in that part now embraced in Snyder 
county. He had a farm in Union township, three miles west of Port 
Trevorton, near Keiser's Church, and besides farming distilled applejack 
and rye whiskey. He died at an advanced age, late in the fifties, and is 
buried in the cemetery at Keiser's Church. He and his wife were 
Lutherans in religious faith.  He is remembered as a venerable old man, 
with long white hair hanging down over his shoulders. His children were: 
Benjamin and Jacob, both of whom settled in Ohio; Daniel, who settled on 
the homestead farm; Frederick, who settled on a farm adjoining the 
homestead; John, who settled on a farm adjoining the homestead; Mrs. 

Jacob Sholly; Mrs. Dieter Heintzleman; and Mrs. Simon Sholly."


1830 - Residence
Name: Jacob Sholly
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Chapman, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6

1850 Census
Name Susanah Sholly
Age 14
Birth Year abt 1836
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Home in 1850 Chapman, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender Female
Family Number 179
Household Members
Name Age
Jacob Sholly 61
Lydia Sholly 51
Catharine Sholly 25
Jacob Sholly 22
Simon Sholly 18
Susanah Sholly 14

1860 Census
Name: Jacob Sholley
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1790
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Chapman
Family Number: 828
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Sholley 70
Lydia Sholley 65
Simon Sholley 28

Susan Sholley 24

1870 - Residence
Name: Lydia Sholly
Age in 1870: 72
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Union, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Port Trevorton
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Emanuel Fisher 24
Susanah Fisher 34

Lydia Sholly 72

1880 - Residence
Name Lydia Sholly
Age 81
Birth Year abt 1799
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Home in 1880 Union, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Mother
Marital Status Widowed
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Occupation Doing House Work
Household Members
Name Age
Susan Sholly 44
Lydia Sholly 81

Jacob L. Neitz 7

Research:

 Adam Stahl, a native of Northampton county, Pa., became a pioneer 
settler in Union county, this State, in that part now embraced in Snyder 
county. He had a farm in Union township, three miles west of Port 
Trevorton, near Keiser's Church, and besides farming distilled applejack 
and rye whiskey. He died at an advanced age, late in the fifties, and is 
buried in the cemetery at Keiser's Church. He and his wife were 
Lutherans in religious faith.  He is remembered as a venerable old man, 
with long white hair hanging down over his shoulders. His children were: 
Benjamin and Jacob, both of whom settled in Ohio; Daniel, who settled on 
the homestead farm; Frederick, who settled on a farm adjoining the 
homestead; John, who settled on a farm adjoining the homestead; Mrs. 
Jacob Sholly; Mrs. Dieter Heintzleman; and Mrs. Simon Sholly.
 John Stahl, son of Adam, was born in 1814 in what is now Snyder 
county, and received the limited educational advantages there afforded 
in his boyhood, but as soon as old enough, to be of any use he was put 
to work helping to clear the land and get it under cultivation. The 
winters were occupied in pulling stumps and other work for which there 
was no time in the summer season, so he had little opportunity to attend 
even such indifferent schools as were conducted in the neighborhood at 
that time.  But he prospered by industry and owned his own farm. He died 
July 12, 1879, and is buried in the cemetery at Keiser's Church. He and 
his family were Lutherans in religion.  He married Mary Shotsberger, 
daughter of Jonathan Shotsberger,  and  she  preceded  him to the grave, 
dying July 12, 1868, aged fifty years. All of the seven children born to 
them survive: Elias S., of Selinsgrove, Pa.; Levi, who lives on his 
father's homestead at Verdilla,  Snyder  county;  William,  who lives 
two and a half miles west of Selinsgrove, in Penn township, Snyder 
county; Hannah, widow of William Krebs, living at Wyoming, Del.; Aaron 
S.; Leah, who married John Aucker and lives near Keiser's Church; and 
Hiram, who lives near Thompson, in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania.
 AARON S. STAHL, son of John, was born Oct. 4, 1849, in Snyder 
county, Pa., was reared to farm life and educated in the local public 
schools. At the age of twenty he went to learn shoemaking, to which 
trade he devoted all his attention for the next thirteen years, in 
Freeburg, Snyder county. He learned the business thoroughly, becoming a 
skillful mechanic, able to turn out all kinds of footwear, and made many 
gaiter shoes in the days of their popularity.  Wooden shoe pegs were in 
general use at the time he took up the work, but he kept abreast of the 
progress of the times and improved his products whenever possible, 
taking out patents of his own and showing a spirit of enterprise 
throughout his connection with the business. He did repairing and had a 
good trade for custom work, making boots for which he received from six 
to fourteen dollars. After giving up the shoe business Mr. Stahl farmed 
for a time, and then for five years conducted the "Mount Pleasant 
Hotel." At the end of that time he removed to Shamokin Dam, and thence, 
in 1890, to Sunbury, where he has since made his home. In Sunbury he and 
his son Charles W. Stahl started Stahl's restaurant, at the present site 
of the "Aldine Hotel" and conducted the establishment successfully for a 
period of three years in partnership, the father then selling his 
interest to his son and taking the "City Hotel" at Danville, Pa., which 
he carried on for six months. In 1899 he engaged in the insurance 
business, which he has since continued, having his office at No. 336 
Market Street. Mr. Stahl has established an excellent patronage in this 
line. He is a capable business man, and has the confidence 
 
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of his patron's, who are numerous  in Sunbury and the surrounding 
territory.
 On Feb. 25, 1872, Mr. Stahl married Salome Martin, daughter of 
George and Mary (Schaffer) Martin, who lived in Washington township, 
Snyder county, and seven children have been born to this union: Charles 
W., proprietor of a leading restaurant at Sunbury; William E., who is 
engaged in business in Sunbury; John Howard, who is engaged in business 
at Lewisburg; George Omar, telegraph operator in the employ of the 
Pennsylvania Railway Company, at Sunbury; Della G., who married O. P. 
Bell and lives at Williamsport, Pa.; and Mary and Harry, who died in 
infancy. Mr. Stahl and his family are members of the Reformed Church, 
and politically he is a Democrat.

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