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Jacob F. Gilger
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1835
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Sep. 2, 1895
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Born Jacob Gilcher, son of Jacob Gilcher and Maria Sara Mueller, in Horschbach, Kreis Kusel, Pfalz. Confirmed in 1848. Emigrated to Syracuse in 1851. Married Mary T. Henn; they had two children, George A. and Ida C. Gilger (Mrs. Willis J. Spicer).

Jacob Gilger was a barber in Syracuse, a well-known figure operating a barber shop in the Onondaga County Savings Bank Building. He was visited there daily by D. Edgar Crouse, Syracuse millionaire, among many other devoted customers.


Attacked With Neuralgia of the Heart
and Died in an Hour.

Jacob Gilger, a prominent citizen, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home, No. 1121 East Genesee st. Mr. Gilger worked in his shop in the morning and appeared to be in the best of health. About 4 o'clock he complained of sharp pains in his side. Medical aid was summoned but he died an hour later of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Gilger was born in the Rhine provinces, Germany, in 1835, and came to this country at the age of 14. In 1860 he became a barber, in which occupation he has since continued, running a barber shop in the Onondaga county Savings Bank building. In 1858 he was united in marriage with Mary Henn of this city, who survives him. He also leaves two children, G.A. Gilger and Miss Ida Gilger. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

[The (Syracuse) Evening Herald, Tuesday, September 3, 1895, page 10]

GILGER—In this city, suddenly, September 2, 1895, Jacob F. Gilger, aged 60 years.

Funeral services at his late residence, No. 1121 East Genesee street, Thursday afternoon, the 5th inst., at [3?] o'clock. Friends are invited.

[The Syracuse Standard, Wednesday, September 4, 1895, page 8]

Memorial Resolutions

Barbers' Union No. Eighteen's Action on
the Death of Jacob Gilger.

The members of Barbers' union, No 18, last evening adopted the following resolutions on the death of their fellow member, Jacob F. Gilger:

Whereas, It has come to the knowledge of this union that Jacob F. Gilger departed this life on Monday, September 2d, 1895, and

Whereas, During his lifetime Mr. Gilger was at all times a true friend to the union barbers of this and other cities, ever ready to counsel and assist us in our endeavor to better the condition of our craft, and

Whereas, His shop was among the first to recognize the justice of our claims as union men, and

Whereas, It becomes us as a union to put on record our appreciation of him as a faithful friend and co-worker, therefore be it

Resolved, That we, the officers and members of Barbers' union No. 18, while deeply deploring the loss of a true friend, bow to the will of Almighty God, believing that he in his infinite wisdom did what was for the best of our departed friend.

Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved family of the deceased our heartfelt sympathy in this, the hour of their greatest affliciton.

Resolved, That we will mourn his loss by maintaining his virtues.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the records of this union, published in the daily press and the Barbers' Official Journal, and a copy transmitted to the family of our deceased friend.

W. E. Klapetzky, President,
R. C. Miller, Secretary.

[Published in The Evening Herald, Syracuse, Wednesday, September 4, 1895, page 6]
Family links: 
  Mary Theresa Henn Gilger (1837 - 1905)
  George Andrew Gilger (1859 - 1942)*
  Ida Caroline Gilger Spicer (1861 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
April 20, 1835
Sept. 2, 1895

Oakwood Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 39, Lot 63, Interment 8928
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Record added: Jun 17, 2011
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