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Jacob Pletcher, Sr.

Male 1790 - 1870  (80 years)


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  • Name Jacob Pletcher 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 11 Mar 1790  Big Valley, Huntington County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1870  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I397  Carl
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2016 

    Father Samuel Pletcher,   b. 28 Jan 1751, Wieslach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1830, Galion, Crawford County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Yotta 
    Family ID F212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Nestlerode,   b. 25 Dec 1797,   d. 26 Oct 1870, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Christian Pletcher,   d. 22 Sep 1904
     2. Catherine Pletcher,   b. 15 Apr 1815
     3. Anna Pletcher,   b. 23 Jan 1816
    +4. Israel Pletcher,   b. 23 Mar 1816,   d. 1879  (Age 62 years)
     5. Elizabeth Pletcher,   b. 17 Jan 1817,   d. 1893  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Samuel Pletcher,   b. 19 Jun 1819,   d. 1 Jul 1892, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Christian Pletcher,   b. 20 Sep 1820
     8. Mary "Polly" Pletcher,   b. 10 Apr 1822,   d. 27 Feb 1904  (Age 81 years)
    +9. Jacob Pletcher, Jr.,   b. 9 Jun 1823, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1863, Memphis, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +10. Anna Pletcher,   b. 23 Jan 1825,   d. 25 Dec 1901  (Age 76 years)
     11. Margaret Pletcher,   b. 31 Jul 1826,   d. 24 Mar 1856  (Age 29 years)
    +12. John Pletcher,   b. 2 Aug 1829,   d. 29 Dec 1899  (Age 70 years)
    +13. Henry Pletcher,   b. 16 Aug 1832,   d. 3 Aug 1918  (Age 85 years)
     14. Mary Pletcher,   b. 10 Jan 1834
     15. Catherine Pletcher,   b. 14 Feb 1835,   d. 10 Mar 1905  (Age 70 years)
     16. David Pletcher,   b. 26 Apr 1836
     17. William Pletcher,   b. 14 May 1837
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PICTORAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS Jacob and Barbara Pletcher moved to Elkhart County IN in 1852 according to this source: "...Samuel and Elizabeth (Reed) Pletcher, the former of whom was a Pennsylvanian, and a son of Jacob and Barbara (N) Pletcher. Samuel was one year old when taken to Ohio, and in 1852 became a resident of Elkhart County IN." Notes on children taken from Military records and from Family Group Sheet by Edna Borger, of Elkhart County HERALD OF TRUTH (Mennonit e Newpaper from Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, IN, Obituary notice of Jacob and Barbara Pletcher): "On the 13th of October, in Elkhart County IN, JACOB PLETCHER, aged 80 years, 7 months and 2 days. Funeral services by J. Nusbaum, Eli M ishler, S. Yoder and D. Brenneman, from Rom. 4:8. Also Oct 26th, BARBARA PLETCHER, consort of above, aged 72 years, 10 months, and 1 day. Funeral services by Jacob Wisler and D. Brenneman, from Rev. 14: 13. There whole posterity consists of 1 7 children, 100 grandchildren, and 33 great grand-children. The aged father and mother have for many years been faithful members of the Mennonite church. So eager has been their desire after the bread and water of life, and so earnest have th ey been in their efforts to serve God to the end, that feeble old age did not restrain them from attending the service of God in the sanctuary. May have doubtless been encouraged to faithfulness by their example. The mind of the true worshippe r in the sanctuary has been elevated and prompted to bless God at the entrance of the aged father and brother with a staff in each hand, assisted by kind friends, and followed by the aged sister, whose bodily form was bowed down in such a manne r that she " could in no wise lift up herself." One glimpse of the aged mother would naturally lead the mind of the Bible student to think of the daughter of Abraham who was bound and bowed down for eighteen years, and in a miraculous manner wa s loosed, and made straight, by the power of the Savior. Many relatives and friends followed their bodily remains to their last resting place.
      Go weary pilgrims to your rest, In desert lands no longer roam, "Come," says the Savior, "come ye blest, Into the joys of heaven, your home." D. Brenneman" Information on children taken reord, information from Howard Pletcher. Jacob Sr. was called "Big Yake". "Born Mar 11, 1790 Big Valley, Huntington County PA. Moved with his father's family below Beech Creek, Center County, PA. about 1804-05. In Center County he mar ried Barbara Nestlerode. From Center County, he moved to Crawford County OH. After being residents of Crawford County OH for 30 years, Jacob and Barbara disposed of their Ohio interests and followed their sons and in-law families to Elkhart Cou nty IN" "In the Mennonite migration during the late 1840's and early 1850's were the Jacob and Barbara Nestleroad family. Jacob and Barbara now making their home with their newly married son John and Christina's family purchased the ancestra l Pletcher farm on the NW corner of IN St. Rd. 19 and Elk. County Rd. #32 Berkey Ave in 1853...The present home was built in 1867 and the large bank slate roof barn in 1890. The family patriarch Jacob's homestead is now a centennial farm owne d by Clifford and Lucille Pletcher Wenger, Lucille being a great-great granddaughter of Jacob and Barbara..." "All children of Jacob and Barbara were married in OH but Polly (Pletcher) Clipp"

      Ohio Pletchers 1756 emigration to PA from Germany to OH 1820 , Centre CountyPA and Crawford CountyOH, Indiana This Jacob is known in the family as Big Jake. He was a son of Samuel I and Elizabeth Yoder Pletcher, born in Lancaster CountyPA He m arried Barbara Nestlerode in Centre County PA. Barbara was born in 1795, a daughter of Christian Nestlerode and Anna Margaret Bott Nestlerode. They were Mennonite. Big Jake, family and Barbara moved to Ohio in 1820 or 21 with the rest of the f amilies....from Centre County PA to Ashland, Crawford and Wood Counties Ohio in search of good farm land. Samuel died 15 Mar 1830 and is buried in Pletcher Cemetery, near Galion, Crawford County OH. FrancesEileenBushoriginally submitted this t o Pletcher / Flesher Family Tree-(under construction) on 4 Jul 2008

      1870 United States Federal Census about Jacob Pletcher Name: Jacob Pletcher Birth Year: abt 1791 Age in 1870: 79 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1870: Olive, Elkhart, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office : Wakarusa Household Members: Name Age John Pletcher 43 Cristiana Pletcher 44 Barbara Pletcher 18 John Pletcher 17 Mary Pletcher 15 Peter Pletcher 13 Christian Pletcher 11 Sarah Pletcher 9 Elisabeth Pletcher 7 Henry Pletcher 5 William Pletche r 1 Frances Pletcher 1 Jacob Pletcher 79 Barbara Pletcher 73



      1860 United States Federal Census about Jacob Pletcher Name: Jacob Pletcher Age in 1860: 70 Birth Year: abt 1790 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1860: Olive, Elkhart, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Goshen Value of real estate: View image Hou sehold Members: Name Age John Pletcher 30 Chistina Pletcher 31 Barbara Pletcher 8 John Pletcher 6 Mary Pletcher 5 Peter Pletcher 3 Chistina Pletcher 2 Jacob Pletcher 70 Barbara Pletcher 64

      1850 United States Federal Census about Jacob Pletcher Name: Jacob Pletcher Age: 61 Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Polk, Crawford, Ohio Family Number: 816 Household Members : Name Age Jacob Pletcher 61 Barbara Pletcher 54 John Pletcher 21 Henry Pletcher 19 Catharine Pletcher 15