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Row 1: Nellie Jacobs; J. M. Jacobs & Bill Craddock; Lester Jacobs; Lester Jacobs & Vesta Denison; Mary E Jacobs; Mary Jacobs & sisters, Louise & Ann

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1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Jacobs
Home in 1880: Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: about 1829
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Mary
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Jacobs 51, farmer 
Mary Jacobs 48, keeps house 
A. E. Jacobs 24, son, Druggist 
M. J. Jacobs 19, son, farm worker 
Eva Jacobs 17, daughter 
Albert Jacobs 14, son, works on farm 
J. W. White 27, boarder, Atty at Law

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph M Jacobs
Home in 1900: Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois
Age: 39 
Birthplace: Illinois 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Nellie C
Race: White 
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph M Jacobs 39.  Dec 1860 
Nellie C Jacobs 34, b. Feb 1866
Mary Jacobs, Head, b. Nov. 1831, 68, wd. , 4 children, b. NY
Anna Jacobs, d-i-l, Aug 1866, 33 married 9 yrs 3 children
Eva Morse, daughter, May 1863, 36y, married, 2 chidren
Roland Jacobs, grandson, Sept. 1891, IL age 8
Margarett Jacobs, granddaughter, b. April 1893, age 7
Russell Jacobs, grandson, Aug. 1899, IL, 9 mo.s
*ene Morse, grandson, Sept. 1896, IL, age 3
Leroy B Jacobs 1, b. 1898 IL 
Olive Craddock 16, sister (in-law), b. July 1883 
Clarlie Grunman 18 - hired hand 
Wm O Edwards 46 -  hired hand  

History of Whiteside County - 1908  p. 1123

J. M. Jacobs

J. M. Jacobs, a successful agriculturist of Tampico township, who also conducts a dairy in the village of Tampico, was born in Tampico township, Whiteside county, Illinois on the 9th of December, 1860. His parents, Joseph and Mary E. (Smith) Jacobs, were natives of Cayuga county, New York, the former born in1829, and the latter in 1831. They came west in the year 1857, first locating in DeKalb county, Illinois, where they lived for three years, and then settled in Whiteside county, the father having purchased two hundred and forty acres of rich farming land, which he had converted from a wild state into one of fertility and productiveness. His wife still survives him, having attained the age of seventy-six years. In their family view; Eva, the wife of Dr. A. H. Morris, of Wisconsin; and Albert H., who resides in Chicago, Illinois.

J. M. Jacobs acquired a common school education and remained at home until he had reached mature years, when he rented eighty acres on section 10, Tampico township, Whiteside county. He is now the owner of this tract and in addition has one hundred and sixty acres in South Dakota and five hundred acres in Wisconsin. His land holdings are thus quite extensive and entitle him to classification with the enterprising and prosperous residents of the county. In connection with his agricultural interests he conducts a dairy in the village of Tampico, and in both branches of his business has gained a well merited degree of success, being widely recognized as an energetic and progressive business man.

On the 20th of May, 1891, Mr. Jacobs was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Craddock, who was born in Bureau county, Illinois, February 12 1866. Her father, W. W. Craddock, was born in Cayuga county, new York in 1837., while her mother's birth occurred in Greene county, Pennsylvania in 1841. The latter accompanied her parents to Bureau county, Illinois, in 1851. Mr Craddock was a school teacher by profession. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Craddock were six children, fur of whom still survive. Unto Mr. and Mrs Jacobs have been born two children: Roy Burdett and Lester Rex.

In his political views Mr. Jacobs is a republican, and takes an active interest in local politics, serving at the present time as assessor of Tampico township, and also as a member of the village board. fraternally he is connected with the Knights of the Globe at Tampico, and with Blue Lodge, N. 96, A. F. & A. M., of Yorktown, while his wife is identified  with the Royal Neighbors. They are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are well known and highly respected residents of the community. Mr. Jacobs has resided in this county throughout his entire life, and is therefore familiar with  its annals from pioneer times down to the present from personal experience and observation, and that his life has ever been an upright and honorable one is indicated by the fact that his stanchest Friends are numbered among those who have known him from his boyhood days.


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