Jacob S. Reisinger

20 February 1836–17 May 1890 (Age 54)
Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jacob S.

When Jacob S. Reisinger was born on 20 February 1836, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States, his father, David Shaner Reisinger, was 19 and his mother, Sarah " Sally" F. Seibert, was 19. He married Rebecca Hulse on 18 January 1858, in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Elkrun Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Silver Creek Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 17 May 1890, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob S. Reisinger
Rebecca Hulse
Marriage: 18 January 1858
Lizzie Elena Reisinger
Clara Alah Rinker
Ada Reisinger
Anna Reisinger
Alice Reisinger

Spouse and Children

18 January 1858
Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


    Lizzie Elena Reisinger


    Clara Alah Rinker


    Ada Reisinger


    Anna Reisinger


    Alice Reisinger


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1839 · The Capital Moves again

Age 3

After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 20

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from any of several places called Reising or Reisingen in Bavaria. 2. occupational name for a soldier, from Middle High German reisinc ‘warrior’, literally, ‘traveler’. 3. in the south a topographic name, from Middle High German rīs ‘branch’, ‘shrubbery’, denoting someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob L Reisinger, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Reisinger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob Reisinger in household of Lara Reisinger, "United States Census, 1850"

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