Jacob Fernsler

12 April 1795–13 November 1859 (Age 64)
Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Fernsler was born on 12 April 1795, his father, Peter Fernsler, was 32 and his mother, Susanna Carmony, was 23. He had at least 5 daughters with Elizabeth Bender. He lived in Guilford, Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 13 November 1859, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Marion, Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jacob Fernsler
Elizabeth Bender
Sarah Farnsler
Rebecca Farnsler
Elizabeth Farnsler
Mary Farnsler
Catherine Farnsler

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Bender




    Sarah Farnsler


    Rebecca Farnsler


    Elizabeth Farnsler


    Mary Farnsler


    Catherine Farnsler


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Förnsler or Firnsler, presumably an occupational name for a varnish maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German firnīs ‘varnish’, a loanword from Old French vernī.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Fansler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Farnsler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob Fernsler in entry for Daniel Fernsler, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.