Bachman, Jacob



Bachman, Jacob


Jacob Bachman was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company in 1830. In 1835 Bachman resided at 112 St. John Street. He died in 1862.

Biography from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes.

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112 St. John St. (CD) (1835)


Ann and Callowhill in Northern Liberties
see comments
Delaware Front Sts in Kensington
Between Otter and Price


Dissertation by Donna J. Rilling, Chapter 4, page 32. (See information on Bachman entered under listing of Moses Lancaster, for their association in a lumber yard.) page 58 In addition to labor transiency and seasonality, labor disputes could prove an annoyance or unanticipated expense, if not completely devastating, for a builder. Following the 1836 strike by journeymen house carpenters, Edgar Shivers chronicled his losses, pointing to "the price of Materials & wages to jurnemen and the pressure of the times" as contributing to his insolvency. Jacob Bachman echoed Shivers' complaints emphatically, asserting that he "lost considerable by the raise of journey men's wages on contracts he had undertaken" which precipitated his financial ruin. ----------------- City Directory - 1835 - Jacob Bachman house carpenter, 112 St. John. 1840, 45 - Jacob Bachman, carpenter, Sansom's Alley, house 47 Green. 1850, 54 - Jacob, carpenter, 114 Green. Bus. Dir. (APS) 1860, pg. 1023, J. Bachman, 205 William St., carpenter ----------------- Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1860-45 Communication from Jacob Bachman for assistance in defraying his wife's funeral expense. ----------------- City Records D.S.B. book #343; filed June 9, 1829; satisfied July 10, 1829 (with his signature) Jacob Bachman vs Jacob Rutherford. Claim for $570.58 against a certain new three story brick house and piazza and two story brick kitchen situate at the southwest corner of ___ and Callowhill streets in the Northern Liberties containing in breadth on Ann (?) street 17 feet, on Callowhill 16 feet , kitchen and piazza 17 feet 3 inches in front on Callowhill street 12 feet 10 inches in depth, for carpenter's work done. ----------------- City Records D.S.B. book #347; filed June 29, 1833; satisfied in judgment Jacob Bachman vs. William B. Mott. Claim for $1000 against a certain large two story messuage or tenement with the appurteaces situate on the east side of Delaware Front street being the first house north of the Upper Creek between Otter and Price streets in the District of Kensington containing 21 feet 7 inches in front of the said Front street exclusive of the side yard adjoininng onthe south, for carpenters work done and performed.