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Pennsylvania State Senate

George Schall, Jr


Session Position District Party
1825-1826 6 Democrat
1827-1828 6 Democrat
 Counties   Berks, Schuylkill


1768 -

Hon. George Schall, son of George, and grandson of the emigrant Tobias, was born in Pike township, Dec. 26, 1768. He was an agriculturist and blacksmith by occupation, and also operated a grist and saw mill (on the old Schall homestead), which he built in 1796. In his political faith he was a Democrat, and he was elected to represent his district in the State Senate in 1825, and was re-elected for the two succeeding terms, serving from 1825 to 1828. In his trips to Harrisburg he always went on horseback, carrying his food with him. The first day he would ride as far as Lebanon, where he remained over night, and finished his journey to the capital the following day. In religious belief he was an earnest member of the Reformed Church. He married Nov. 10, 1789, Catharine Oyster, who was born Aug. 7, 1768, and died July 10, 1846, in the seventy-eighth year of her age. They were the parents of the following children: David, born June 23, 1790, died Aug. 5, 1792; George, born July 2, 1792, died Sept. 11, 1820; John, born July 24, 1794, died Aug. 7, 1860; Hannah, born March 23, 1797, married Daniel Jacoby, May 11, 1817; Catharine, born May 16, 1799, died Feb. 26, 1875 (married Dr. William Herbst); David, born May 25, 1801, died Jan. 22, 1877; Mary, born April 4, 1803, died Sept. 3, 1815; William, born May 22, 1805, died Sept. 5, 1805; William, born Aug. 7, 1810, married Caroline Trexler and died at the age of seventy-five. Died 10 July 1846.
Biographies from Historical and Biographical Annals by Morton Montgomery SCHAICH, KARL A.p. 1132