|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1839|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1909|
Jacob was born Dec. 27, 1839, to Joseph and Lydia Johns Bollinger, and shortly thereafter moved to Franklin County. In 1870 Mary Grube, daughter of Levi and Catherine Bollinger Grube, was a servant in the Bollinger household in Franklin County. Jacob and Mary married and moved back to Rothsville. Jacob was in his thirties and Mary was seven years older.
They had two small children who did not survive infancy, but “adopted” Lizzie, the daughter of Abram and Leah Becker Bollinger, also of Rothsville. Meanwhile Jacob and Mary prospered. They built the large house on the corner of Main Street and Picnic Woods Road, later known as the Doster house. Adopted daughter Lizzie and her husband, Henry Meyers, inherited the property, including the Picnic Woods.
PA Death Cert. No. 36098. Jacob was the son of Joseph Bollinger and Lydia Johns. He died of liver cancer and was interred in the Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery on April 12, 1909. The informant for the death certificate was Daniel B. Zwalley.
Lititz Record (Lititz, Pa.), Apr. 8, 1909, p. 3:
"Jacob Bollinger of Rothsville Dead
Mr. Jacob Bollinger, a retired farmer and one of the best known citizens of the north end of the county, died at his home at Rothsville this Thursday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock. He had been confined to bed since January 1st. His death was caused by cancer of the liver. His age was 69 years, 3 months and 11 days. His wife, besides two brothers residing in Franklin County, are his nearest living relatives. He was a member of the Rothsville Lutheran church.
The funeral will take place on Monday at 9:30 A.M. from the house, and at 10 at the Rothsville Lutheran church, where interment will be made. Revs. D. A. Roth and John LeFevre will perform the last rite."
Lititz Record (Lititz, Pa.), Thursday, April 15, 1909, p. 3, col. 3:
"Death and Funeral of Jacob Bollinger
The death of Jacob Bollinger, which occurred at his home at Rothsville on Thursday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., cast a shadow of gloom in the neighborhood, as he was so well known and was ever active in the promotion of the town's welfare. His age was 69 years, 3 months and 11 days. Mr. Bollinger served one term as school director in Warwick township. Although born in Franklin county, he resided at Rothsville many years, where not many years ago, he erected a large and beautiful home. He was a kind-hearted man and liberal in his contributions for all worthy causes, His wife and two younger brothers survive. The funeral was held last Monday forenoon and was largely attended. Services were held at Rothsville Lutheran church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Revs. D. A. Roth and John Lefevre officiated. Four Franklin county friends of the deceased served a pall bearers."
Joseph Bollinger (1807 - 1887)
Lydia Johns Bollinger (1813 - 1888)
Mary Grube Bollinger (1832 - 1912)
Infant Son Bollinger (1872 - 1872)*
Mary G. Bollinger (1874 - 1874)*
Israel Bollinger (1831 - 1889)*
Urias Bollinger (1835 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Bollinger (1837 - 1848)*
Jacob Bollinger (1839 - 1909)
Abraham Bollinger (1842 - 1857)*
Joseph Bollinger (1846 - 1848)*
Benjamin Bollinger (1850 - 1932)*
George Bollinger (1852 - 1920)*
Jacob Bollinger/Died Apr. 8, 1909/Aged 69 Yrs. 3 Mos./&12 Days
Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery
Plot: Main Cemetery, Section 1, Lot 2, Grave 1
Created by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Record added: Jan 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83652924