Born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1807, the son of the Rev. J.P. Shindel, Sr. and the former Susannah McCullough of Sunbury, Jeremiah studied the printing business and became an ordained Lutheran minister in the Upper Susquehanna, Lancaster, and Harrisburg. He moved his ministry to Lehigh County in 1837; was elected to state Senate in October 1858; enlisted in the U.S. Army as Chaplain of the 110th Regt., PVI, 1861; served at Chickahominy (Richmond), Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He married Elizabeth A. Masser of Sunbury in 1828. The Rev. Jeremiah Shindel died on July 2, 1870, interred in Union Cemetery, Allentown.
Portrait and Bio: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, vol. II (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1905).