Jacob Price Dotterer

9 October 1878–28 September 1953 (Age 74)
Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob Price

When Jacob Price Dotterer was born on 9 October 1878, in Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob M Dotterer, was 37 and his mother, Emmaline G Price, was 32. He married Emma M Beidler on 19 November 1898, in Douglassville, Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 28 September 1953, in West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oley Cemetery, Spangsville, Oley Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Price Dotterer
Emma M Beidler
Marriage: 19 November 1898
Elsie Beidler Dotterer
Wm. Dotterer
Edna Dotterer
Emma Beidler Dotterer
Norman Beidler Dotterer
Irvina Beidler Dotterer
Myrtle Beidler Dotterer
Mary Beidler Dotterer
Willard Beidler Dotterer
Nora Beidler Dotterer
Della B Dotterer
Rufus B. Dotterer

Spouse and Children

19 November 1898
Douglassville, Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Elsie Beidler Dotterer


    Edna Dotterer


    Emma Beidler Dotterer


    Norman Beidler Dotterer


    Irvina Beidler Dotterer


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob M Dotterer


    Emmaline G Price




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German:1. ( Dötterer ): variant of Dötter ( see Dotter ). 2. possibly a nickname for a person with a tottering gait, from a dialect agent noun based on dottern ‘to totter’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Dotterer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jacob Dotterer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jacob P Dotterer, "United States Census, 1920"

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