Henry Jacobs
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William Jacobs
(1831-1903)

 

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William Jacobs 1

  • Born: 1831, , , , DEU 1 2 3
  • Died: 25 Sep 1903, Tamaqua, Schuylkill, PA at age 72 1 3
  • Buried: 29 Sep 1903, Tamaqua Twp.: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 3 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Tamaqua: Rahn Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 2

2. Newspaper: Shenandoah Evening Herald: William Jaocbs taken to insane asylum, 6 Oct 1891, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 5 William Jacobs, a well-known resident and business man of Tamaqua, was taken to the insane department of the Almshouse, at Schuylkill haven. Mr. Jacobs only returned from the Danville asylum about six months ago, where he was treated and it was thought he had fully recovered. He is growing weak and it is feared that he cannot live long.

3. Newspaper: The Plain Speaker: "William Jacobs Dying. William Jacob, of Tamaqua, brother to J. H. Jacobs, of this city, is dying. He has been ailing for the last two years.", 16 Sep 1903, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 6

4. Book: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on page 656, 1893. 7
On Page 656, the biography of Samuel O. Lutz says: "January 5, 1878, Mr. Lutz was united in marriage to Annie, a daughter of William Jacobs, of Tamaqua. To this union was born one child: Susie. Mrs. Annie Jacobs Lutz died in 1880, and Mr, Lutz married as his second wife Emma, a daughter of L. F, Fritsch, of Tamaqua, and to them have been born three children: William F., aged eight; Olive F,, aged five ; Samuel, aged three."

5. Newspaper: The Plain Speaker: William Jacobs Died, 26 Sep 1903, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 1 William Jacobs. William Jacobs, brother to J. H. Jacobs, of this city, died at Tamaqua last night of general debility. He was 72 years of age and was engaged for many years in the confectionery business. The funeral will take place at Tamaqua Tuesday afternoon.

6. Newspaper: The Plain Speaker: "William Jacobs Buried. William Jacobs, of Tamaqua, brother to J. H. Jacobs, of this city, was buried at the former place this afternoon. J. H. Jacobs and family attended the funeral.", 29 Sep 1903, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 4

7. Newspaper: The Plain Speaker: "William Jacobs Buried. William Jacobs, of Tamaqua, brother to J. H. Jacobs, of this city, was buried at the former place this afternoon. J. H. Jacobs and family attended the funeral.", 29 Sep 1903, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 4

8. Newspaper: Reading Eagle: funeral of Wm. Jacobs, 30 Sep 1903, Reading, Berks, PA. 8 Tamaqua--Funeral of Wm. Jacobs
The funeral of Wm. Jacobs took place from the residence of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Scherer, Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended, many relatives and friends from the surrounding towns being present. Services were conducted at the house by the Rev. O. W. Fischer, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, after which interment was made in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery.


Sources


1 <i>The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA)</i>, 26 Sep 1903, page 1.

2 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255193; National Archives Film T9-1193; Page 118A.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134785777.

4 <i>The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA)</i>, 29 Sep 1903, page 1.

5 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 6 Oct 191, page 4. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87078000/1891-10-06/ed-1/seq-4/#date1=1836&index=4&date2=1922&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&lccn=sn87078000&words=Jacobs+JACOBS&proxdistance=5&state=Pennsylvania&rows=20&ortext=jacobs&.

6 <i>The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA)</i>, 16 Sep 1903, page 1.

7 Wiley & Ruoff, <i>Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1893</i> (1893), Page 656.

8 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 30 Sep 1903. Funeral of Wm. Jacobs.



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