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John Jacobs
Born 1838
JOHN JACOBS, farmer and cattle-buyer; P.O. Monticello; born in Germany, in 1838; came to America in 1854, and to Jones Co. in the fall of 1859. Mr. Jacobs had been married twice; maiden name of first wife was Matilda Miller, a native of Philadelphia; they were married in Illinois June 16, 1859; wife died on December 11, 1864; they had three children, all living, named H. R. Annie, Barbara and Angert Barnhardt. Maiden name of second wife was Annie Grumm, a native of Germany; they ware married on the 26th of March, 1868; have four children, named Matilda, Willie, Mary and Sophia Joanna. Mr. Jacobs owns over one thousand acres of land, as follows: 818 in Wayne, 90 in Scotch Grove, 50 in Richland, and 534 in Monticello Townships. He lives on Sec. 13, Wayne Township. He is one of the School Directors in his district. He and his family are Lutherans; he is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 629.

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