Member Biography

Jacob Stoever 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1830-1831       8 Democrat
1831-1832       8 Democrat
1832-1833       8 Democrat
1833-1834       8 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lebanon, Dauphin  


07/10/1787 - 12/04/1862

Jacob Stoever (D8) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1830-1834

Early Life:

Jacob Stoever, born July 10, 1787, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Frederic Stover and Anna Margaretha Daenschaertz Stoever; received little formal education; engaged, printer apprentice, Harrisburg; published, Der Libanoner Morgenstern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1807-1837; married, Mary Polly Schott Stoever, 1810, (d.1825), children, Elias Stoever Staver, Charles Franklin Stoever, George Washington Stoever, Frederick I Stoever, Penelope Stoever Shaffner, Anna Maria Stoever Miesse, Jacob Stoever, Catharine Stoever Zimmerman, William Henry Stoever, Jacob Cyrus Stoever, Frederick Ludwig Stoever; married, Sarah A Schaffner Stoever, son, Henry Washington Shulze Stoever; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1830-1834; commissioned justice of the peace, Lebanon County, 1835; died, December 4, 1862, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Kimmerlings Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Purchased, printed German language paper, Der Freymuethige Libanoner, changed its title-name to Der Libanoner Morgenstern, 1807; sold the journal to Samuel Miller, 1837. 

Pennsylvania Politics:            

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 8th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1830-1834. 

Commissioned justice of the peace, Lebanon County, 1835


Grandson, Reverend John Caspar Stoever, first ordained German Lutheran Minister in America, 1733.


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

Jacob Stoever (1787-1862) - Find a Grave Memorial