biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JACOB KRISER, farmer and stock-grower on section 1, Spring Creek Township, was born in Lebanon County, Pa., March 26, 1811, and is the son of Gasper and Jane (Baney) Kriser, who were of German origin. They were among the early settlers of Pennsylvania, settling there before the Indians had abandoned that country. Gasper Kriser was a farmer and stock-raiser, and the father of twenty-seven children, and raised five others of different parentage. He had two wives, by the first of whom twelve children were born, and the latter, who was the mother of the subject of this sketch, had fifteen children. At his death he owned 1,200 acres of the best land in Lebanon County, Pa., was very wealthy, and one of the best farmers in that section of the country. The subject of this sketch, Jacob Kriser, removed from Pennsylvania to Illinois in 1846, and lived there until 1854, when he removed to this county, where he has resided since, he was married, Dec. 17, 1832, to Jane Killinger, a native of Pennsylvania, and of German parentage. By this union there were eight children born: Michael, Sally, Jacob, John and William, living, and David, Balser and James, deceased. Jacob Kriser is the owner of 330 acres of good land, all under cutivation, with good buildings and other appurtenances to a first-class farm. Mr. Kriser is a prosperous, well-to-do farmer, and one among the most successful of that profession in the county, and has achieved his present success by good judgment and proper economy. He is a man of the strictest integrity, honorable and straightforward in his transactions among men, and enjoys and merits the esteem of an extended circle of acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy