John Jacobs

1858–1935 (Age 76)
Bay Settlement, Brown, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of John

When John Jacobs was born on 4 September 1858, in Bay Settlement, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Hermanus Jacobs, was 41 and his mother, Hermina Mary Thijssen, was 41. He married Rosaline Hermans on 19 April 1882, in Brown, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Scott, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 50 years. He died on 28 May 1935, in Bay Settlement, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bay Settlement, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jacobs
Rosaline Hermans
Marriage: 19 April 1882
Wilhelmina Jacobs
Mary H Jacobs
Elizabeth Jacobs
William Jacobs
Albert Jacobs
Henry Jacobs
Henry Hubert Jacobs

Spouse and Children

19 April 1882
Brown, Wisconsin, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hermanus Jacobs


    Hermina Mary Thijssen




    Jacob Jacobs


    Henry Jacobs


    Theodora Jacobs


    Henry Andrew Jacobs


    Theodore Jacobs


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 9

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Jewish and English: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . As a Jewish surname it has also assimilated various other patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Jacobs in household of Henry Jacobs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Jacobs in household of Herman Jacobs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"

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