Jacob Steckenius, Bedford County gunsmith

1810: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Jacob Stekenius was born in Germany in 1810.

1857: The following notice from the January 23, 1857 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper seems to be a case of one gunsmith suing the other:

1859: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" puts Jacob Steckenius in Stony Creek Township, Somerset County in 1859.

1860: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" puts Jacob Steckenius in Harrison Township, Bedford County in 1860.

1861: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" puts Jacob Steckenius in Northampton Township, Somerset County in 1861.

1863: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" puts Jacob Steckenius in Juniata Township, Bedford County in 1863.

1873-1883: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" puts Jacob Steckenius in Harrison Township, Bedford County, from 1873 to 1883.

1877: The following image from the Harrison Township portion of the 1877 book "County Atlas of Bedford Pennsylvania" identifies the residence of "J. Stakaneus":

1878: The following image is from the 1878-1879 edition of "Farquhar's Official Directory of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", which was "Printed at the Inquirer Office, Bedford, Pa." It shows Jacob Stickenius as a gunsmith in Mann's Choice, Harrison Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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