01/22/1822 - 12/13/1897

CASSEL, Jacob Erisman, a Representative from Lancaster County; born, January 22, 1822 in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pa.; attended, Lititz Academy; quartermaster, 77th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War: Prisoner of war, 1862); clerk, prothonotary’s office, Lancaster County; mercantile clerk; partner, mercantile store (1842-1859); unsuccessful campaign, clerk of the orphan’s court, Lancaster County (1857); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1859; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1860); freight agent, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1863-1893); farmer; died, December 13, 1897 in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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