Member Biography

Jacob Krebs 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1828-1829       6 Democrat
1829-1830       6 Democrat
1830-1831       6 Democrat
1831-1832       6 Democrat
1832-1833       6 Democrat
1833-1834       6 Democrat
1834-1835       6 Democrat
1835-1836       6 Democrat

COUNTIES: Berks, Schuylkill  


03/18/1782 - 09/26/1847

Jacob Krebs (D6) Berks and Schuylkill Counties 1828-1836

Early Life:

Jacob Krebs, born March 13, 1782, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Michael and Catherine Kunz Krebs; public school education; engaged, agricultural pursuits; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1812-1814; unsuccessful campaign, Sheriff, Schuylkill County, 1823; elected, Jacksonian, United State House of Representatives, 1826-1827; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1828-1836; resumed, agricultural pursuits; married, Elizabeth Bayer, 1799; resumed agricultural pursuits; died, September 26, 1847 (aged 66), Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, interment, Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1812-1814.

Unsuccessful campaign, Sheriff, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1823

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Berks and Schuylkill Counties, 1828-1836.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Jacksonian, United State House of Representatives, Pennsylvania 7th congressional district, Special Election, Nineteenth Congress, vacancy, death, Henry Wilson, 1826-1827, not a candidate for renomination; elected Pennsylvania State Senate.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available.


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

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Jacob Krebs (1781-1847) - Find a Grave Memorial


Congressional Biography

After 8 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Jacob Krebs  went on to serve in congress