Jacob Lancaster Repplier1

M, #3037, b. 15 May 1844, d. 21 April 1901
  • Birth*: 15 May 1844; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; "Jacob Lancaster Repplier, born May 15, 1844, baptized July 6, 1844 - Old St. Mary Church, Parents: John G. and Mary Repplier, Sponsors: Dominick and Caroline Mary Eagle, by Rev. C.J.H. Carter"1
  • Marriage*: 25 December 1879; St. Patrick's Harrisburg records: "Book IV, page 28; December 25, 1879 Joined Jacob Lancaster Repplier and Sidney Taylor Haggerty in Marriage; Witnesses: Louis McHenna and Lucy Anna Repplier; Priest: Rev. Michael J McBride"; Principal:Sidney Taylor Berghaus2
  • Death*: 21 April 1901; Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania; J. L. Repplier, died 21 April 1901 Reading Hospital, born 1844, age 51, coal dealer, appendicitis, buried 24 Apr 1901 Hamburg, Harrisburg3
  • Burial*: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania; Buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Blk I, Lot 97-1, Harrisburg, Catholic. See note under his wife.4
Last Edited: 10 Apr 2013

Parents:

Father: John George Repplier b. 20 Nov 1812, d. 8 Jul 1888
Mother: Mary McGauley b. 25 Mar 1815, d. 24 Aug 1846

Family:

Sidney Taylor Berghaus b. 20 Aug 1848, d. 19 Oct 1925
  • Marriage*: 25 December 1879; St. Patrick's Harrisburg records: "Book IV, page 28; December 25, 1879 Joined Jacob Lancaster Repplier and Sidney Taylor Haggerty in Marriage; Witnesses: Louis McHenna and Lucy Anna Repplier; Priest: Rev. Michael J McBride"; Principal:Sidney Taylor Berghaus2

Children:

Sidney Joseph Repplier11 b. 5 Jan 1881
Mary Josephine McGauley Repplier 12 b. 19 Mar 1882
John George Repplier13 b. 23 May 1884, d. 25 Jul 1962

Notes

  • Note*: Please see the three web pages devoted to Jacob Lancaster Repplier on David Repplier Hanson's Repplier.net site:
    1) A biography, which I highly-recommend, at http://repplier.net/JLR.html
    2) Highlights of his Civil War regiments' history, at http://repplier.net/128th_regiment.html
    3) An account of his golfing injury, at http://repplier.net/golf_accident.html5
  • Note: Please see John George Haggerty in this database. Jacob Lancaster Repplier and he were first cousins, as Haggerty's mother, Teresa M. Repplier, was the sister of Jacob Lancaster Repplier's father. After his Civil War service Jacob Lancaster Repplier was in the state of Washington, accompanied in part by Haggerty (per the Hanson biography). Haggerty became a business partner with H.B Mitchell at Harrisburg, selling coal. Upon Haggerty's death, Jacob Lancaster Repplier become Mitchell's new partner. And next, Jacob Lancaster Repplier married Haggerty's widow, Sidney T. Berghaus Haggerty. Of Haggerty's three children, two were probably alive when the Reppliers later moved to Reading.
  • Note: Jacob Lancaster Repplier served in the Civil War as a corporal in Company A of the 128th Regiment, Pennsylvania. He mustered in when the company was formed 10 August 1862, and mustered out with the company 19 May 1863.. During that nine months his regiment engaged in major battles at Antietam Creek 17 Sept 1862 and at Chancellorsville 2-3 May 1863, experiencing severe losses. See Samuel P. Bate's History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5:
    http://www.pacivilwar.com/cwpa128history.html
    http://www.pacivilwar.com/cwpa128a.html
  • Note: Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory:
    1869:
    Repplier J. Lancaster, coal, 27 Doane, boards at Charlestown
    Repplier George S. miner and shipper of coal, 27 Doane
    1870:
    Repplier J Lancaster, coal, 27 Doane, boards at 1 Ashburton place
    Repplier, Gordon & Co., miners and shippers of coal, 27 Doane
    1871:
    Repplier J. L. 27 Doane
    1875 & 1876:
    Hampshire and Baltimore Coal Co., J. Geo. Repplier, vice pres., 40 Kilby6
  • Note: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, City Directory:
    1876-1877:
    Michell, H.B. & Co. (J.L.Repplier) coal dealer, Third corner Chestnut (p. 241)
    Repplier, Jacob L. (H.B Mitchell & Co.) boards Lochiel Hotel (p. p. 269)
    1877-1878:
    Repplier, J.L., Agent P and R Coal and Iron Co's Coal, 9 N 3d, boards Lochiel Hotel
    [No entry for Mitchell]
    1878-1879:
    [Repplier's entry is the same without any company name]
    Horace Mitchell, H.B. Mitchell & Co. (p. 202)
    Berghaus Sidney B, widow John G 119 S Front (p. 60)
    1879:
    [no directory was printed]
    1880-1882:
    Mitchell & Co.
    [no Repplier, nor Haggerty]7
  • Note: Harrisburg Patriot, 29 March 1875: "Notice of co-partnership. The undersigned having purchased the interest of the late John G. Haggerty, of the firm of Mitchell & Haggerty, has associated with him Mr. J. L. Repplier (formerly of Reading), under the firm name of H. B. Mitchell & Co., who will together continue the coal business at the old stands, at Third and Chestnut Streets and at Third, above Cumberland Streets, as formerly....Horace B. Mitchell, Surviving Partner of Mitchell & Haggerty."8
  • Note: Harrisburg Patriot, 27 Dec 1879: "Wedding at the Pro-Cathedral. At one o'clock on Christmas day a fashionable but quiet wedding took place at the pro cathedral, West State street. The contracting parties were Mr. J. Lancaster Repplier, of Reading, and Mrs. Sidney Berghaus Haggerty, of this city. Rev. Father M. J. M'Bride, assisted by Rev. Father M'Kenna officiated. Prof. Strickland performed Mendleschn's Grand Wedding March with fine effect on this occasion. There were quite a number of people present."8
  • Note: Reading, Pennsylvania, City Directories 1887-90:
    Lancaster J Repplier:
    Location 1: 520 Washington, coal
    Location 2: 244 N. 5th
    Lucy Repplier: 244 N. 5th9
  • Note: Will of J. Lancaster Repplier of Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
    Will written March 14, 1901, proven April 27, 1901.
    Estate, real and personal, is given to his wife Sidney Taylor Repplier during her lifetime, and at her decease, one third each to her two sons Sidney J. Repplier and John G. Repplier, and the interest on one third to his daughter Mary, and on Mary's decease the principle of her third to her heirs. Names conditional beneficiaries nieces, Mary and Emma Repplier, daughters of his deceased brother John George Repplier, and his half-sisters Mary and Agnes Repplier, and his half-brother Louis Repplier. $900 to Reading Catholic charities and priests. Wife executrix. Witnesses George J. Gross and Maude A. Bellemere.
    Berks County will no. 97 of 1901. Abstracted by compiler from photocopy obtained from the county.10

Citations

  1. [S252] Letter from Christine Friend, Assistant Archivist, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, Feb 16, 2006, in response to a research request regarding the Repplier/McGauley marriage and the birth Jacob L. Repplier.
  2. [S125] Email from Joanne M Weber, Archives Staff Researcher, Diocese of Harrisburg, Jan 3 2006. In response to request to research Sidney Taylor Berghaus.
  3. [S88] Death Register. Reading, Pa., Dept. of Public Safety. FHL microfilm 1465866.
  4. [S122] email exchange 16 April 2012 with Edward Scholly, manager of Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa., for Archdiocese of Harrisburg, regarding Sidney Repplier's husbands and Haggerty children.
  5. [S210] History of the Repplier Family. Website compiled by David Repplier Hanson. http://repplier.net/.
  6. [S25] Ancestry.com, City Directories 1821-1989.
  7. [S185] Harrisburg City Directory. 1st collection: 1839 Sturtevant; 1842 Napey; 1843 & 1845 Spofford (microfiche C5/500-503); 2nd collection: 1863 to 1900 (microfilm 332) [Viewed at Sutro Lib.].
  8. [S492] Website GenealogyBank.com.
  9. [S25] Ancestry.com.
  10. [S130] Estate Record, Berks Co. - J Lancaster Repplier, 1901 Reading City. Contains will & Sidney T Repplier administratrix oath. Index available on Berks Co. Register of Wills web site.
  11. [S467] St. Peter's Catholic Church; Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; Baptisms (1818-1886); Marriages (1819-1874); Confirmations (1835). compiled by Edgar H. Zimmerman. published 1999 by Closson Press.
  12. [S467] St. Peter's Catholic Church; Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; Baptisms (1818-1886); Marriages (1819-1874); Confirmations (1835). compiled by Edgar H. Zimmerman. published 1999 by Closson Press., p. 263.
  13. [S319] Non-Certified Birth Record - John G Repplier. Berks Co. Index available on Berks Co. Register of Wills web site.