Jacob Resser was born in East Berlin September 10, 1820. His grandfather, Jacob Resser, came from Alsace, France, and settled in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pa., after the Revolution. Jacob Resser, the subect of this sketch, was a Volunteer in the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps and was mustered into the United States service for three years on Jun 8, 1861, at Camp Wayne, near West Chester, Pa. He was a member of Company K, Thirtieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, First Pennsylvania Reserves, and was a Sergeant of his Company. He learned the tinning trade in Chambersburg and worked at Pittsburgh, Pa., Cornwallis, Oregon, and other places on the Pacific Coast. He was elected a director of the Bank of Gettysburg in 1859 and served until 1861, and of the Gettysburg National Bank in 1875, and served until 1904. He died on May 12, 1905. Mr. Resser was a man of gentle disposition, a high mind and sound judgment and was a valuable bank director.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.