Member Biography

Jacob Wagenseller 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1846       15 Whig
1847       15 Whig


01/12/1801 - 04/27/1847

Doctor Jacob Wagenseller (Whig15) Mifflin, Juniata and Union Counties 1846-1847

Early Life:

Doctor Jacob Wagenseller, born January 12, 1801, son of Peter and Susan Wagneseller; University of Pennsylvania; physician; medical practice of medicine, Selinsgrove, Snyder (then Union) County, 1827; engaged, general store, mercantile business, dealing extensively in grain; married, Mary Richter Wagenseller Boyer, 1829, children, Peter Richter Wagenseller, Sarah Susannah Wagenseller Evans, Lydia C. Wagenseller, Mary Wagenseller Gearhart; Benjamin Franklin Wagenseller; Lydia C. Wagenseller Holman; Martha Virginia Wagonseller Sharpless; John Jacob Wagenseller; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1846-1847; died, April 27, 1847, in the office of Senate; interment, Union Cemetery, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Mifflin, Juniata and Union Counties, 1846-1847. 


Brother, William F. Wagenseller, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Juniata, Snyder, Union Counties, 1859-1860. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Dr Jacob Wagenseller (1801-1847) - Find a Grave Memorial