Member Biography

Jeremiah Peter Shindel Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1859       5 Democrat
1860       5 Democrat
1861       5 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh, Northampton  


05/15/1807 - 07/02/1870

Reverend Jeremiah Peter Schindel, Jr. (D5) Lehigh and Northampton County, 1859-1861

Early Life: 

Reverend Jeremiah Schindel, born May 15, 1807, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of the Reverend J.P. Schindel, Sr. and Susannah McCullough; engaged, printing business; ordained Lutheran minister, Upper Susquehanna, Lancaster, Harrisburg; married, Elizabeth A. Masser, 1828, children, Mary M. Schindel, Susan H. Schindel, Sarah H. Schindel, Martha M Schindel., Martin Luther Schindel, Jeremiah Peter Schindel, III, Jacob Daniel Schindel, Edward M. Schindel, Emma E. Schindel; moved ministry, Lehigh County, 1837; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1859-1861; enlisted, United States Army, Chaplain, 110th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861; died, July 2, 1870, (aged 63) Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania  

Early Career:

Congregation, South Whitehall Township Lehigh County. 

Enlisted, United States Army, Chaplain, 110th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1863; served at Chickahominy, Richmond, Virginia, Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1859-1861.


Uncle, Brevet Brigadier General, John Peter Shindel Gobin Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Lebanon County 1885-1899; 7th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania 1899-1903. 

John Peter Shindel Gobin  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

A Manual for the Government of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1860) Zeigler, J., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 289.

Portrait and Biography: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, volume II (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1905).

Rev Jeremiah P. Schindel (1807-1870) - Find a Grave Memorial