Captain Jacob George Heilman (R12) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1873-1874 (R17) Lebanon County 1875-1876
Captain Jacob George Heilman born May 26, 1836, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob Heilman and Susanna Stroh; Lebanon Academy; Lititz Academy for Boys; corporal, Company B, 11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, Prisoner of War, Civil War, 1862; captain, Company F, Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1877; engaged, mercantile business; secretary, Lebanon Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 1862-1890; president, Jonestown school board; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1867-1868; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1873-1876; died, March 11, 1890 (53 years, 9 months 16 days), blood clot brain, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
Corporal, Company B, 11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, Civil War, 1862, captured near Gettysburg, released on parole at Hunterstown, Pennsylvania; captain, Company F, Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, railroad riots, 1877.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Director, Jonestown Bank; treasurer, Church Home for Friendless Children, under the management of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
President, Jonestown School Board.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1867-1868.
Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1873-1874, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Lebanon County, 1875-1876; committee assignments, Corporations, Military Affairs (Chairman), Public Buildings.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1875). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 601, 606-608.
Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Tuesday March 11, 1890, Page 1