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COL Jacob Kern

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COL Jacob Kern Veteran

Birth
Kernsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
25 Mar 1837 (aged 47)
Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Col. Jacob Kern was the second son of Lt. Nicholas Kern (1760-1829) and Mary Barbara Ollwine (1761–1836). He was commissioned Liet. by Gov. Snyder. He was made Col. in 1811 by Gov. Hiester. Jacob served with the 26th Reg.

Jacob was elected Lt- Gov. in 1835. He helped Gov. Wolf win his seat. During the "Great Debate" over a public school plan, Jacob had the balance of power vote for Gov.'s Wolf 's plan, or there would not have been public education at that time.

Jacob married Mary Palmer, daughter of George Palmer, Deputy Surveyor Gen. of PA. buried in Horner's Cemetery in E. Allen Twsp. Northampton Co. PA.

Mary & Jacob's children were:
Jacob Clyde Kern (1821- 1852)
Dr. George P. Kern in Bath, PA (1817-1889)
Elizabeth M. Kern (1820–1884)
Sabina Kern (1827–1902)
Jacob is listed on the 1820 Census.

In the 1830 Census, the family moved to Heidelberg, Lehigh, PA.
Jacob died in Bath and was buried in Bath, Northampton Co., PA. Bio by Peggy Spengler-Moser.
Col. Jacob Kern was the second son of Lt. Nicholas Kern (1760-1829) and Mary Barbara Ollwine (1761–1836). He was commissioned Liet. by Gov. Snyder. He was made Col. in 1811 by Gov. Hiester. Jacob served with the 26th Reg.

Jacob was elected Lt- Gov. in 1835. He helped Gov. Wolf win his seat. During the "Great Debate" over a public school plan, Jacob had the balance of power vote for Gov.'s Wolf 's plan, or there would not have been public education at that time.

Jacob married Mary Palmer, daughter of George Palmer, Deputy Surveyor Gen. of PA. buried in Horner's Cemetery in E. Allen Twsp. Northampton Co. PA.

Mary & Jacob's children were:
Jacob Clyde Kern (1821- 1852)
Dr. George P. Kern in Bath, PA (1817-1889)
Elizabeth M. Kern (1820–1884)
Sabina Kern (1827–1902)
Jacob is listed on the 1820 Census.

In the 1830 Census, the family moved to Heidelberg, Lehigh, PA.
Jacob died in Bath and was buried in Bath, Northampton Co., PA. Bio by Peggy Spengler-Moser.


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