Member Biography

George Jacob Follmer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1803-1804       8 Democratic-Republican

COUNTIES: Northumberland  


12/14/1738 - 08/24/1804

Ensign Georg Jacob Follmer (Democratic-Republican8) Northumberland County 1803-1804

Early Life:

Ensign Georg Jacob Follmer, born December 14, 1738 Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, British Colonial America; son of Hans Jakob Follmer and Anna Maria "Appollonia" Hochund-Follmer; married, Anna Catherine Walters, 1760, children, Anna Margaretha Follmer Gauger, Anna Catherine Follmer Gortner, Johann Heinrich Follmer, Anna Maria Follmer Dieffenbacher, Michael Follmer, Daniel Follmer; ensign, Revolutionary War, 11th Company, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland County Associators, 1776; elected, Constitutionalist, Provincial Assembly, 1776-1777; elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1794-1795, 1798-1803; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1803, until August 24, 1804; died, August 24, 1804 (aged 65), Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Follmer Lutheran Church Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Constitutionalist, Provincial Assembly, 1776-1777.

Elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Northumberland County, 1794-1795, 1798-1803.  

Elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Northumberland County, 8th district, 1803, until August 24, 1804. Daniel Montgomery, Jr., elected, fill vacancy.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available. 


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