Margaret Pensinger was born in Pennsylvania in 1827. She married Jacob S. Melchior in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on 16 April 1849. She died in Ohio in 1886. Jacob S. Melchior was a Union soldier during the Civil War. He was captured and died in the Andersonville Confederate Prison in Georgia in 1865. His occupation was listed as carpenter and builder in the Census of 1850(Crawford County, Ohio). I know he was born in Pennsylvania about 1820, but no details from before his marriage to Margaret.