Jonas was the son of Adam Bachman and Esther "Hettie" Leiby. He married on February 19, 1883, to Hannah Laura Kummerer. They appear in the 1900 and 1910 census of Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer.
Children of Jonas and Laura: Mary Bachman (1885-unk) Jacob A. Bachman (1887-unk) William R. Bachman (1892-unk) Anna M. Bachman (1895-unk) Assas? P.M. Bachman (1898-unk)