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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JACOB B. MAUSER is general manager of the Mauser Milling Company, who own and control the two well known gristmills located respectively at Laury’s and Treichler’s. The mill at the former place has been operated by the Mauser Mill Company since January 1, 1893, having a capacity of two hundred barrels of flour every twenty-four hours. It is fitted with machinery suitable for the best methods of milling, and is classed among the leading industries of the county.

The mill situated at Treichler’s also contains the improved roller process and confines its trade to merchant milling, doing no custom work whatever. It has a capacity of one hundred and fifty barrels a day, and its principal brand of flour is called the “Banner.” The main shipments of the product of the two mills are made to New York and the coal regions in this state. The company give constant employment to twenty-five men, and are meeting with remarkable success in business.

Jacob B. Mauser was born June 14, 1837, in Northampton County, and is a son of Adam and Maria Mauser, natives respectively of Germany and this state. Our subject was reared to manhood near Easton, where he received his education in the public schools, and when attaining his nineteenth year emigrated westward to Kansas. This was in 1856, and on arriving in that state he made his home in Allen County, where he was employed at various kinds of business, and remained until the fall of 1860. That year, returning home, he taught school in Northampton and Carbon Counties, which occupation he had also followed for eight terms previous to his entering into the milling business.

In 1863 Mr. Mauser was made Superintendent of what was then known as Laury’s gristmill, which was owned by Sehall & Horn. Soon after entering upon his duties he became financially interested with J. R. Sehall & Co., which business was afterward known as the Lehigh Grain, Coal and Lumber Company. Mr. Mauser was made Secretary of the enterprise during its existence, and at the same time superintended the operation of Laury’s mill. He was a resident of the latter place for eighteen years, and in 1879 removed with his family to Treichler’s, where he has made his home since.

In 1879 the firm of George H. Mauser & Co. came into existence, and was afterward changed into the Mauser Mill Company, of which Jacob B. Mauser is General Superintendent and manager. He is a shrewd business man, and, although commencing life empty handed, is now numbered among the substantial citizens of the county. He is Director of the National Bank in Catasauqua, and is virtually the founder of both the Laury and Treichler’s mills.

In 1865 Mr. Mauser was married to Miss Anna A., daughter of Henry Beaver, a native of Bath, and now deceased. Their home has been blessed by the advent of four children: Elsie, who is the wife of Dr. Horace Livingood, of Womelsdorf, this state; J. Mark, who is connected with the mill at Laury’s; Stella M. and George B. Mr. Mauser is a valued member of the Lutheran Church, and is also a prominent Mason.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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