Jacob Humbert Bortner Sr.

13 August 1794–13 October 1876 (Age 82)
Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob Humbert

When Jacob Humbert Bortner Sr. was born on 13 August 1794, in Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip Jacob Bortner, was 27 and his mother, Anna Margaretha (Peggy) Humbert, was 21. He married Beulah Newbold in 1818, in Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 13 October 1876, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Humbert Bortner Sr.
Beulah Newbold
Marriage: 1818
Thomas Newbold Bortner
Margaret Humbert Bortner

Spouse and Children

Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


    Thomas Newbold Bortner


    Margaret Humbert Bortner


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 18

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of braiding, from Middle High German borte, German Borte ‘braiding’.

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

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  • Jacob Humbert Bortner, "Find A Grave Index"

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