- Born: 1696, Alsheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
- Marriage: Barbara ?
- Died: Mar 1, 1780, Bally, Washington Twp, Berks Co, PA at age 84
Buried: in Bally Menn Cem, Washington Twp, Berks Co, PA 2
Immigrated: 1710 in nr Schuylkill Rv, Valley Forge, Chester Co, PA
Jacob was 13 when he left Alsheim with his parents. He first lived at Perkiomen and Skippach, Montgomery county. He married Barbara. He bought land at Colebrookdale, Berks county, in 1724 and sold it to his brother Daniel in 1730. In 1768, Jacob, then of Hereford, and his wife Barbara sold to their son, John, weaver of Hereford, land on Perkiomen Creek in Hereford that Jacob had patented in 1728. He moved to Bally, Washington township, Berks county, where he died in 1780. His wife died in 1785. He was a Mennonite. (Shirk genealogy, by D. NcN. Stauffer) On December 31, 1712, Hans' oldest son, Jacob Stauffer, bought from Samuel Powell of Philadelphia, 500 acres of land on the west branch of Perkiomen Creek in what is now Montgomery county, PA. (Perkiomen Creek flows through Berks and Montgomery counties) (Stauffer/Bauer book by Henry Bower, 1897) After Jacob was married, the area where he settled was one vast wilderness, and a remnant of an Indian tribe resided there. He was one of the first settlers and original purchaser of a plantation in that neighborhood, which adjoined the one on which the Roman Catholic chapel was afterward erected. At that time he took his grain on horseback to a gristmill somewhere below Norristown, a distance of twenty miles. Mr. Stauffer was a Mennonite, and many of his descendants are still to this day adherents of that faith. He is buried in the Mennonite graveyard adjoining his plantation.
Jacob married Barbara ?.