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Pennsylvania State Senate

George Jacob Follmer


Session Position District Party
1803-1804 N/A Jackson Democrat
 Counties   Northumberland


1738 - 1804

Son of Baden-Wuerttemberg immigrants Hans Jacob and (second wife) Anna Maria (Dittis) Vollmer (Follmer); George Jacob was born December 14, 1738, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County.  The family moved to Turbot Township, Northumberland, where members established the Follmer Lutheran Church.  George Jacob was a member of the Provincial Assembly, 1776-1777; state House of Representatives, 1796 and 1798-1801; elected to the state Senate, serving in 1803, until August 24, 1804, when he died in Milton, Northumberland County.  He is interred at the Follmer Lutheran Church, Turbot Township; he married Anna Catherine Walters.