Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Corp. Jacob Nicholson, Co. C

Jacob Nicholson was born Feb 3, 1835, the oldest son of John and Phoebe (Snyder) Nicholson, in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA. John spent his entire civilian life working as a farmer in Somerset County.

On Aug 25, 1862, Jacob was mustered into Co. C 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry and was discharged on Jan 27, 1863. His brother Adam was also a member of Co. C.

Jacob never married, but according to his obituary, "by strict honesty and persevering industry accumulated a competence far beyond providing for his declining years."

He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Brethern Church in Markleton, PA and according to Church Records from the Somerset County Library, donated the land on which that church and cemetery were built in 1888.

Jacob Nicholson passed away on Oct 24, 1913 at the age of 78 and was buried at Mt. Zion cemetery, the same land he donated 20 years earlier. His parents and numerous other family members are also buried around him.

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