Born: Au­gust 23, 1871, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: June 10, 1957, Tem­ple City, Los An­ge­les, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: South Side Ce­me­te­ry, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Jacob was the son of So­phia Mar­tha Sa­la Le­land, and hus­band of Grace M­ichen­er.

A gra­du­ate of Adri­an Col­lege and Soule Col­lege, he was or­dained a Me­tho­dist min­is­ter in 1900.

As of 1907, he was liv­ing in Un­ion­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. He served church­es in Brad­dock, North Side, Sharps­burg, Waynes­burg, Bea­ver Falls, East Li­ber­ty, and Beech­view, Penn­syl­van­ia.

He al­so served as sec­re­ta­ry of the Pitts­burgh Ev­an­ge­li­cal Con­fer­ence, cir­cu­la­tion man­ag­er for a Me­tho­dist news­pa­per, pre­si­dent of the Me­tho­dist Pro­test­ant Home for the Aged, and state sec­re­ta­ry of the Chris­tian En­dea­vor or­gan­i­za­tion.

He re­tired around 1941.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Le­land (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),