History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

Jacob Bootz Biography

Jacob Bootz, Sec. and Treas. of Erie Manufacturing Co., Erie, was born in Weiler, Germany, April 10, 1828, son of Jacob and Ursheene (Tressler) Bootz, natives of Germany.

Our subject was educated in Germany; came to America in 1840, and settled in Erie City, and early in life learned carpentering; he was the first boy acolyte to assist in the celebration of mass in this city, serving as such in both Catholic Churches for several years.

Mr. Bootz has always taken an active interest in all that pertains to his religion; was one of the building committee of St. Mary's Church; has attended the Central Societies; been a delegate to the General Assembly; served as Pres. of the St. George and St. Boniface societies, and is Vice Pres. of the U.S. Catholic Society. Our subject spent 13 years on the road selling goods since his coming to Erie.

He was united in marriage in Erie with Catherine, daughter of Joseph Geiner, of this city.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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