Biography of Jacob Gottschalk


Gottschalk, Jacob, Lancaster, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, September 3, 1844, and came to America when nine years old. He lost both father and mother on the ocean Came to Hamburg, Erie county, where he worked on farms and in a store, and also learned the harness trade. He enlisted in Co. A, 116th N. Y. Volunteers, in 1862, participated in numerous battles and served to close of the war. He resumed his trade a,t Buffalo, and settled at Lancaster in 1868, engaging in the harness trade. He married Amanda S. Becker of Buffalo in 1871. He organized the Lancaster Fire Department and was its chief for years: also served as deputy sheriff, postmaster and town clerk, and is now president of the Lancaster Fire Insurance Company, and a member of the School Board.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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