Member Biography

Jeremiah Peter Shindel Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1858       5 Democrat
1859       5 Democrat
1860       5 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh, Northampton  


05/15/1807 - 07/02/1870

Reverend Jeremiah Peter Shindel, Jr. (D5) Lehigh and Northampton County, 1858-1860

Early Life: 

Reverend Jeremiah Shindel, born May 15, 1807, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of the Reverend J.P. Shindel, Sr. and Susannah McCullough; engaged, printing business; ordained Lutheran minister, Upper Susquehanna, Lancaster, and Harrisburg: married, Elizabeth A. Masser, 1828, children, Mary M., Susan H., Sarah H., Martha M., Martin Luther, Jeremiah Peter, Jacob Daniel, Edward M. and Emma E. Schindel; moved ministry; Lehigh County, 1837; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1858-1860; 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 (i)

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, 1858-1860.


Ziegler’s Legislative Hand Book, (1860) Ziegler, J., page 289.


Portrait and Bio: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, vol. II (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1905).