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Birth Name Sechrist, Jacob
Gender male
Age at Death 56 years, 2 months, 8 days



The son of Jacob & Susanna (Metzger) Sechrist, in 1860 he was a carpenter living with his family in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By 1865, he stood 5' 9" tall and had brown hair and blue eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service at Lancaster February 15, 1865, as a private with Co. D, 195th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company January 31, 1866, at Washington DC.

After the war, he moved to Stark County, Ohio, where he married Catherine Louisa Bostich December 22, 1870, and fathered Cora S. (b. 09/16/71 - married Hugh M. Fletcher), Edith Rachel (b. 05/31/83), Jacob Stuart (b. 07/01/86), and Catherine Irma (b./d. 1889). Per his obituary in the Stark County Democrat, he went back to Pennsylvania for some years but returned to Ohio for the last twenty years of his life, dying from apparent heart disease at the Cleveland home of his daughter Dr. Cora Sechrist [sic]. The obituary's headline calls him "Jim."
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Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Sechrist, Jacob10 February 180610 February 1887
Mother Metzger, Susannah4 August 181018 February 1867
    Brother     Sechrist, Rheuben 3 November 1832 3 November 1832
    Brother     Sechrist, John 25 December 1833 5 April 1917
    Sister     Sechrist, Magdalena 7 July 1836 7 July 1836
    Sister     Sechrist, Mary M. 27 June 1837 27 March 1916
    Sister     Sechrist, Susannah 17 March 1839 3 November 1907
    Sister     Sechrist, Ann 12 March 1841 4 February 1925
    Sister     Sechrist, Martha (Magdalena) 1 February 1843 26 February 1905
         Sechrist, Jacob 25 November 1846 3 February 1903

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