Was born in the town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, November, 1759. In 1776 he left Lancaster, and resided at Yorktown, Pennsylvania, and finally settled in Northumberland in July, 1784. In 1789 he was a member of the Convention that formed the Constitution of the State; and in 1797 he was elected to the State Legislature. He was elected Governor of the State three successive terms, 1808, 1811, and 1814. He died in the spring of 1820. His father emigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany about 1740. [P. 19.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.