Photo credit: Portrait: History of Easton, 252, PSA Library
Jacob Dachrodt was born in Easton, September 11, 1828, the son of John and Julia Dachrodt; attended public schools; graduated from Prof. Wandervere’s private school; served on the Easton City Council, 1853-1856; entered the military as Capt. Co. B, 1st Regt., PVI on April 20, 1861, first responder to Washington; mustered out, July 27, 1861; reenlisted, Lt. Col., 153rd Regt., PVI, Oct. 11, 1862, three years; action at Aldie; Fredericksburg; the Mud March; drew first fire at Chancellorsville where he was wounded (May 2, 1863); engaged at Gettysburg; wounded once more and discharged with surgeon’s certificate on July 24, 1863. Participated in various civic organizations and pursued merchandising. He was elected to the Senate, 1887-1890; passed away in Easton, June 4, 1909.