Jacob Snavely Hershey

11 April 1742–14 April 1825 (Age 83)
Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacob Snavely

When Jacob Snavely Hershey was born on 11 April 1742, in Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Rev. Andrew Hershey, was 40 and his mother, Maria Catharine Schnebeli, was 32. He married Anna Newcomer in 1771, in Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 April 1825, in Salisbury Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salisbury Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Snavely Hershey
Anna Newcomer
Marriage: 1771
Johannes B. Hershey
Jacob Hershey
Elizabeth Hershey
Christian Newcomer Hershey
Elizabeth Newcomer Hershey
Andrew Hershey
Abraham Newcomer Hershey
Joseph Newcomer Hershey

Spouse and Children

Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 34

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 44

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Hershey in entry for Elizabeth Hershey Brackbill, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Jacob Hershey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Snively - Snavely : the Swiss ancestors and American descendants of Johann Jacob Schnebele (1659-1743) and other Snivelys and Snavelys of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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