Jeremiah Albert Stober
Hon. Jeremiah Albert Stober was born in Clay Township, Lancaster Co., January 20, 1842. He was the son of Elias and his wife Sarah Ziegler Stober. The senator was educated in Lancaster County common schools and the Ephrata Academy. At age fourteen, he became a clerk in a country store. In the year 1863 he served a short time in the Union Army, which service entitled him to membership in the Grand Army of the Republic to which he belonged at the time of his death. He served also as justice of the peace in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pa., for a period of more than twenty-eight years. In 1881 he began to deal in leaf tobacco and to manufacture cigars in both of which forms of business activity he built up a large trade.
For thirty years he represented West Cocalico Township on the Republican Committee of Lancaster County, and also served several terms as a member of the Republican State Committee. In 1874 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives and reëlected in 1876, serving during the sessions of 1875, 1876, 1877, and 1878. In November, 1898, he was elected a member of the Senate of Pennsylvania, to which office he was reëlected in the year 1902. At the general election held in the fall of 1909 he was elected Treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania and, had he lived, would have entered upon the duties of this office on May 1, 1910. He died January 17, 1910. Mr. Stober was elected a member of the Pennsylvania-German Society, July 13, 1899.
Bio: Obit, Pennsylvania German Society, 1910