(Abt 1799-)
Charles Jacobs
(Abt 1831-1891)


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1. Emma Louisa White

Charles Jacobs 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: Abt 1831, , York, PA 1 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Emma Louisa White
  • Died: 9 May 1891, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA about age 60 3 4 5 7 8
  • Buried: 11 May 1891, Harrisburg: Harrisburg Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 3 7 8

   FamilySearch ID: LR7X-28Z.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in York, York, PA. 1 The 1850 census recorded Jeremiah Jacobs, tanner, 36, living with wife Mary Ann, 32; daughter Lannah Augustus, 2; and son Charles C. 1. The next household is Catharine Jacobs, 51, living with Charles, plasterer, 23, who is marked as color: mulatto; and John, 5. [Note: John is Jeremiah's son according to his Michigan death certificate, suggesting that in 1850 he was living with his grandmother Catherine, unless she is Jeremiah's older sister.] Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

A curious issue is this census lists Jeremiah, his wife Mary Ann, and his brother Charles as being "mulatto". In all 1860 and later census records for them they are white, so this may just be an anolomy. It is known that it was up to the census taker to determine what race a person was based on observing the color of their skin, so a person with a dark complexion could be judged mulatto erroneously. Jeremiah's brother, William James Jacobs and Catherine are always recorded as white.

Another issue is the 1850 census suggests Catherine was born about 1799, but that makes her 13 years old when her son William James Jacobs is born in 1812. Either her birth year must be earlier, or, she is the sister of Jeremiah, not the mother.

2. Census in 1860 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9 The 1860 census recorded in the 4th Ward in Harrisburg: Charles Jacobs, plasterer, 29, living with wife Lucy A., 21; Sarah White, 46; and Catharine White, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Charles' had no real estate value, indicating he was renting a home, and his personal estate was worth $200. [NOTE: Sarah White was Charles' mother-in-law; baptism records show Catharine was the daughter of Charles and Emma Louisa aka "Lucy".].

3. Military on 29 Aug 1864 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: Civil War: Co. B, 201st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. 3 5 10 11

4. Census in 1870 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 12 The 1870 census recorded in the 4th Ward in Harrisburg: Charles Jacobs, plasterer, 38, living with wife Emma, 31; Kate, 14; Emma, 8; Alice, 5; Margaret, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1880 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 13 The 1880 census recorded Charles Jacobs, plasterer, 45, living at 415 Cumberland Street as a boarder in the home of milk dealer John Dellinger, 54, with John's wife and children. Charles and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. [NOTE: Since Charles' wife died in 1873, his children in 1880 were living apart from their parents.].

6. Newspaper: Daily Independent: Charles Jacob: Fell From A Platform, 13 Jul 1886, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 14 Charles Jacobs, a plasterer, aged 50 years, while working in the store room of Fred W. Yingst, 111 Market street, fell from a platform, a distance of about three and a half feet. His right shoulder was dislocated, besides receiving other internal injuries. He was removed to his home on Sixth street and a physician summoned.

7. Cause of Death: asphyxiation, 9 May 1891, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 3 5

8. Occupation: plasterer on 9 May 1891 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 3

9. Residence: 418 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA on 9 May 1891 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 3

10. Newspaper: Daily Independent: Died Suddenly, 11 May 1891, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4 On Saturday evening Charles Jacobs, while conversing with a few friends on Walnut street, suddenly fell over dead. The coroner was summoned and after empannelling a jury announced that death was caused by asphyxiation. Deceased was a plasterer and aged 45 years.

11. Newspaper: Harrisburg Patriot: Died While Talking With Friends., 11 May 1891, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5 Charles Jacobs, aged 45 years, expired suddenly on Saturday evening, while sitting in front of Barnes' cigar store, 420 Walnut street. Jacobs was talking pleasantly with a party of friends when he suddenly ceased talking and pitched forward on the pavement and died. His death was due to asphyxiation. Deceased was a plasterer, and was well-known. He served in Captain McCullough's Company B, 201st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, during the late war. Three married daughters survive.

12. Newspaper: Harrisburg Patriot: Special Notice of Plasterers' Union, 11 May 1891, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 15 Special Notice: All members of Plasterers' Union No. 94, of Harrisburg, are requested to meet at their hall, No. 5 1/2 South Third street, this (Monday) evening at 7 o'clock, to take action on the death of Charles Jacobs. By order of the President. Harry Stees.

13. Obituary: Harrisburg Telegraph: Funeral of Charles Jacobs This Afternoon on 11 May 1891 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 3 While sitting in front of Barnes' cigar store, 420 Walnut street, Saturday, talking with a party of friends, Charles Jacobs or 'Pap," as he was familiarly termed by his friends, suddenly pitched forward and died of apoplexy. Deceased was a plasterer about 60 years of age and qnite popular among a large circle of friends. He was an old war veteran, having served in company B, 201st regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, during the rebellion. His wife has been dead many years and three married daughters survive him. His funeral took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence, No. 418 Walnut street, and was largely attended. The pall bearers were Panl Herman, Frank Midlam, Zach Scholl and Abram Stees. Among the floral offerings was a large pillow, with the inscription " Pap " in the center, from his personal friends and associates at Cadow & Zarker's cigar store. The remains were interred in the Harrisbnrg cemetery, Rev. D. M. Gilbert, of Zion's Lutheran church, conducting the services at the house and the grave.

Charles married Emma Louisa White. (Emma Louisa White was born on 4 Jul 1839 in , , PA 16 and died on 6 Feb 1873 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 16.)


1 , Jeremiah Jacobs. Census Place: York North Ward, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_839; Page: 43B; Image: 660.

2 , 19 Jul 1871, page 2. Death of Clara Debora Jacobs.

3 , 11 May 1891, page 1. Funeral of Charles Jacobs This Afternoon.

4 (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 11 May 1891, page 5. Died Suddenly.

5 , 11 May 1891, page 5. Died While Talking With Friends.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Dauphin > Harrisburg > Zion German Lutheran Church, baptism of Catharine Minerva Jacobs, father Charles Jacobs, mother Emma Louisa Jacobs.

7 , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=143543052.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Dauphin > Harrisburg > Zion German Lutheran Church. Burials 9 May 1891 Charles Jacobs, age 60 years, Harrisburg Cemetery.

9 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXRY-MVJ Charles Jacobs, Household 124, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.

10 , Charles Jacobs, 201st Regiment PA Volunteers.

11 Samuel P. Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Pennsylvania. Legislature. Harrisburg: State Printer, 1870.), 201st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

12 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGN-T95 Charles Jacobs, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 44, family 384.

13 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWFS-922 Charles Jacobs in household of John Dellinger, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 88, sheet 222D.

14 (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 13 Jul 1886, page 1.

15 , 11 May 1891, page 7.

16 , 8 Feb 1873, page 2. Obituary of Emma L. Jacobs.

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