Jacob Shoup

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JACOB SHOUP, retired farmer, living in South Bend township, Armstrong County, Pa., was born June 6, 1830, in Plum Creek township, this county, son of John and Sarah (Frantz) Shoup. Grandfather Henry Shoup was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. His wife was born in Holland.

John Shoup was born in Maryland, near Harper�s Ferry, and in 1824 settled on a farm of 100 acres in Plum Creek township, Armstrong county. In the early days he engaged in teaming across the country between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and also worked in a distillery. He died in 1855, a highly respected man, and member of the Reformed Church. He married Sarah Frantz, daughter of Jacob Frantz, who lived within two miles of Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., Pa. The mother of Jacob Shoup died in 1878, and of the nine children in the family but two survive, Jacob and J. F., the latter now residing in Oregon.

Jacob Shoup in his boyhood had the usual school advantages of the country boy of that period and remained with his father in the home farm until the latter�s death, with the exception of seven years during which he was lumbering in the pine woods along the Susquehanna River. The rest of the time he has followed agricultural pursuits.

On July 18, 1860, Mr. Shoup was married to Eliza Klingensmith, daughter of Jacob Klingensmith who was one of the well known early settlers of Armstrong county. Of the two children born of this union one survives, Emma, who is now Mrs. Rupert. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Shoup was married (second) to Margaret Walter, and they have had the following children: Robert M. , Jan.1, 1878, Anna A., born Nov. 8, 1879; Marillia S., born Nov. 29, 1881; Harry W., born July 25, 1884; James M., born March 3, 1887. Mr. Shoup is a member of the Reformed Church, and in politics is a Democrat. He is well known in his section of Armstrong county and is held in the highest regard by his neighbors.

Source: Page 893-894, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Nanci Michalkiewicz for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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