On this date, May 1, 1759, Jacob Albright was born around what is known today as Pottstown Pennsylvania.
During the American Revolution, he was a drummer boy serving the Philadelphia Militia. Later around 1790, he attended a Methodist Class Meeting and was converted. He felt called to take the Methodist message to the German speaking people of Pennsylvania. He was the founder of the Evangelistic Association and influenced the Pennsylvania Dutch people all over Central Pennsylvania and beyond.