Jacob Croyle Stineman
Born on April 9, 1842, Richland (Adams) Township, Cambria County, son of Jacob and Mary (Croyle) Stineman, the Senator was educated in public schools, taught until the opening days of the Civil War; and enlisted with his brother, Daniel, in the 198th Regt., PVI, Army of the Potomac, Sept. 9, 1864. Jacob served at the Siege of Petersburg; Poplar Springs Church; Boydton Plank Road-Hatchers Run (Oct. 1864); Weldon Railroad; Dabney’s Mills-Hatcher’s Run, Feb. 1865 (where his brother was killed); concluding with the Appomattox Campaign and Lee’s surrender. After the war, he pursued the bituminous coal mining business, becoming president of the Stineman Coal and Coke Company; Director of Citizens National Bank (Johnstown); Director of the South Fork Water Co.; school director for 18 years; member of the Republican State Central Committee; sheriff of Cambria County, 1888; delegate to state convention, 1889; Republican County Chair, 1891-1892; state House of Reps, 1893-1897; state Senate, 1897-1908; reelected, 1913; and Senate Republican Caucus Director, 1899-1902. He married Ella Varner, Dec. 20, 1866. Senator Stineman passed away in office on April 2, 1913.
Father of Washington Irving Stineman.
ote: IGI indicates birth on April 9, 1841.