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Pennsylvania State Senate

Jacob Kreps


Session Position District Party
1829-1830 6 Democrat
1831-1832 6 Democrat
1833-1834 6 Democrat
1835-1836 6 Democrat
 Counties   Berks, Schuylkill


1782 - 1847

Of Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg, Jacob Kreps was the son of Michael and Catherine Kunz (Kuntz) Kreps, born in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pa., March 13, 1782; attended public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected to the state House of Representatives, 1812-1813; to Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Wilson and served 1826-1827; elected to the state Senate, 1828-1836; resumed agricultural pursuits; married Elizabeth Bayer in 1799; died in Orwigsburg, Pa., September 26, 1847; interred in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.