Samuel Acker

Samuel Acker

Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Feb 1880 (aged 74)
Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Row 51
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Birth: July 1, 1805
Death: Feb 15, 1880

"Samuel Acker, son of Conrad and Magdalen, was born July 1, 1805, on Marsh Creek, in Uwchlan township. There he remained until sixteen years of age, when his father bought land in Tredyffrin township, where, a few years later, he died. Samuel was married to Mary Weisner, by whom he had one child, Zachariah. He was a practical farmer, and served repeatedly as township auditor. He was a member of the Reform Church of Pikeland, of which Rev. Jesse Knipe has been pastor for half a century.
He was originally a Whig, then a Republican, and never missed an election up to two years before his death, Feb. 15, 1880. His widow survives him, and resides on the homestead place. He was a man respected for his probity of character and public spirit, which made his decease universally lamented. His only child, Zachariah Acker, is a prominent and well-known merchant of Phoenixville, where he is also one of the proprietors and president of the "Moore Hall Foundry and Machine Company," chartered March 16, 1881. He is one of the leading and most public-spirited citizens of that town."

History of Chester County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical and Biographical ...
By John Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope

Acker, Samuel - 1880 - Tredyffrin
File # 19254 has will, inventory & accounts.
Chester County Probate Files

"ACKER - On the 16th of February, in Tredyffrin Township, Samuel Acker, in his 75th year.
Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, near Cedar Hollow, on Thursday, 19th instant; leave the house at eleven o'clock am without further notice. Interment at Pikeland cemetery.
Daily Local News; 16 Feb 1880.

Chester County Wills - vol 25, pg 427
Samuel Acker - Tredyffrin
Written 17 Dec 1876 / Proved 20 Feb 1880
Wife: Mary
Child: Zack
Others: Mary Emma, wife of Alexander Beck of Camden, NJ
J. Harmer, son of Daniel & Phoebe Johnson
S. Acker, son of Michael Compton

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Samuel Acker
Born July 30th 1805
Died February 16th 1880
Aged 74 years, 6 mos, 16 days.
Mary Weisner
1810 - 1893

Gravesite Details Chester Co. Archives have death in 1880 in Tredyffrin. St. Peter's UCC, Pikeland records have 30 Jul 1805 - 16 Feb 1880; age 74y-6m-16d.


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