JACOB E. WINEMAN, controlling important business interests it Youngwood, Greensburg and other parts of 'Westmoreland county, was borr in Hemfield township, December 31, 1868, a son of Andrew and Caroline (Rugh) Wineman. His father was born in Germany, and was a son of John George and Catherine Wineman who came to the United States from Wurtemberg, Germany, when their son Andrew was an infant, settling in Hemp-field township. While they made two removals at later dates they continued residents of that township. There Andrew Wineman was reared. He learned the trade of cabinet making when nearly all furniture was made by hand, and he made many coffins used in that early day. Later, however, he withdrew from the trade and following his marriage located on the home farm near Youngwood, where he resided up to the time of his death. There his widow still makes her home. Much of the furniture in their home was made by him, and the first cook stove, which he bought at the time of their marriage, is still in use. Mr. Wineman died February 24, 1904, in the faith of the Lutheran church, of which he had long been a member. His political support was given the Republican party. His family are also connected with the Lutheran church. He had ten children, eight of whom are living: Anna M., wife of A. F. Bortz, a hardware merchant of Greensburg; Lizzie A., wife of H. M. Zundel, of Greensburg; Mary J., at home; Jacob E.: Gustavus A., a furniture merchant of Greensburg; Charlotte A., wife of Harry Truxell, of Youngwood: William H., who is working for his brother Jacob; and George F., who is also working in the meat market at Greensburg.
Jacob E. Wineman, having acquired his education in the common schools, entered business life at the age of sixteen years by buying and selling cattle. He seemed to have a natural aptitude for the business and became an expert buyer, so that lie was enabled to realize a handsome profit from his investment. In 1891 he decided to open a meat market but, having worked for the firm of Bortz and Bierer, of Greensburg, he was persuaded by them to enter into a partnership and opened a branch shop on Mill street, Greensburg, the main shop being located on Pittsburg street. The same year Mr. Bierer withdrew from the firm, and Mr. Wineman and Mr. Bortz continued the business. In 1899 Mr. Wineman purchased his present farm of one hundred acres in Hemp-field township and removed to his new home the same spring. When the town of Youngwood was laid out he opened a butcher shop, and the firm are now conducting markets in Greensburg and Youngwood, carrying on an extentive business as dealers in meats. Mr. Wineman is a man of much business resource and ability. He has made judicious investment in property, owning real estate in both boroughs as vell as his farm. He was also one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Youngwood, and is now serving as one of its directors. He was also one of the organizers and the treasurer of the Youngwood Building and Loan Association, and he is a director of the Westmoreland county Agricultural Association, which has been his connection therewith since its organization sixteen years ago. He was married, September 13, 1893, to Rebecca Bierer, a daughter of Amos Bierer, of Greensburg. They have become the parents of five children: Andrew, Amos, Mary R., John and Catherine, all of whom are yet living with the exception of the -second. In his political views Mr. Wineman is a Republican. He belongs to the Lutheran church, in which he served as deacon for many years, and in matters relating to the welfare and improvement of the county he is deeply and actively interested, while in his business affairs he displays the enterprise, energy and adaptability that characterize the typical American citizen.
Source: Page(s) 208-209, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed August 2008 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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