Member Biography

Philip Jonas Mechling 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1831-1832       24 Anti-Mason
1833-1834       24 Anti-Mason


1774 - 1847

Born November 4, 1774, Northampton County, the son of Philip and Katherine Wetzel Mechling.  He married Catherine Coder, 1795, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County.  Died August 19, 1847, interred at Old Union Graveyard, Greensburg.  (Wanda Mechling Gant, Mechling Family Folder,  Senator Mechling, a stone mason, also served as Collector of U.S. Taxes, 1816-1817; as a delegate to Canal Convention of 1828; was Sheriff of Armstrong County, clerk of the Orphans Court, and a member, Armstrong County Bible Society .  He married Catherine Coder.