Biographies of Whiteside County, IL 1885
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Biographies Whiteside Co 1885 > Joseph Jacobs
25 Jul 2005

Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL

Joseph Jacobs, deceased, formerly a farmer of Tampico Township, was born in Castile, N.Y., Oct 15, 1828, and was reared to manhood as a farmer's son. During his youth the family changed residence to a point on the Genesee River, in Allegany County, same State, where he received his education. On arriving at the age of 21 he came to Illinois, and settled in La Salle County, near Sandwich. A year later he removed to a farm near Aurora, Ill. White living here he was married and soon afterward he moved upon a farm in Dekalb Co., Ill., near Sandwhich and he came thence to this county and located upon an 80-acre tract of land inTampico Township, which he imporved 10 years, and then he moved to another 80-acre piece of land on section 23, near the vilage of Tampico, half of which has since been incorporated into the village plat. He afterward bough 80 acres more on section 10, and the whole tract of land he improved and occupied up to the date of his death, July 21, 1881. Mr. Jacobs was a kind husband and father, a quiet neighbor and a useful citizen. He was a reliable Republican, a member of the I.O.O.F., and he became a member of the Methodist Epicsopal Church. Mrs. Jacobs is also a member of the same. He was married Jan. 23, 1850, to Miss Mary E. Smith, daughter of Jehiel and Rozanna (White) Smith. Her father, a farmer, was a native of Vermont, and her mother of New York. After her parents were married they settled in Allegany Co., N.Y., where she was born, Nov. 12, 1831, and she was 18 years of age when the family emigrated West, settling in DeKalb Co., Ill. She is the mother of four children: Alpha Eugene (see sketch); J. Marion, who resides in Brown Co., Dak., engaged in farming; Mary Evaline, who married Dr. A.H. Morse, and resides in Walcott, Dak. and Albert H., at home.

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