Dr. Jacob Fahrney

7 May 1798–12 April 1848 (Age 49)
Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Dr. Jacob Fahrney was born on 7 May 1798, in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dr. Peter Fahrney, was 30 and his mother, Eve Durnbaugh, was 24. He married Catherine Welty on 12 May 1822, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 April 1848, in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Jacob Fahrney
Catherine Welty
Marriage: 12 May 1822
John Fahrney
Mary Fahrney
Jacob Fahrney

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Welty


12 May 1822
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States


    John Fahrney


    Jacob Fahrney


    Mary Fahrney


Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Peter Fahrney


    Eve Durnbaugh




World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Fahrni .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Fahrney, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • Jacob Fahrney, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • Unknown in entry for Peter Fahrney, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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