Member Biography

Isaac Nathaniel Marselis 


Tintype Etching, George Bergner, 1858


Sessions Office Position District Party
1858       1 Democrat
1859       1 Democrat
1860       1 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


03/21/1801 - 02/07/1875

Doctor Isaac Nathaniel Marselis (D1) Philadelphia County 1858-1860

Early Life:

Doctor Isaac Nathaniel Marselis born March 21, 1801, Albany County, New York; son of Nicolas and Machtelt Rosa Marselis Union College, 1820; married, Rachel Knorr Marselis, 1824, children, Maria Marielle Marselis Loughead, Nicholas Henry Marcellus, Rosa Marselis Arms; University of Pennsylvania, Medical Degree, 1825; appointed, physician, Philadelphia Port, 1839-1844; member, Select Council of Philadelphia; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1858-1860; died, February 7, 1875 (aged 73), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Germantown Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, physician, Philadelphia Port, 1839-1844; member, Select Council of Philadelphia.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate,1st district, Philadelphia County, 1858-1860.


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

Dr Isaac Nathaniel Marselis (1801-1875) - Find a Grave Memorial