Adeline Emma Jacob

11 February 1858–30 October 1929 (Age 71)
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Adeline Emma

When Adeline Emma Jacob was born on 11 February 1858, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Heinrich Jacob, was 31 and her mother, Catharina Machetanz, was 30. She married Charles Martin Witt on 9 January 1878, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 1 years. She died on 30 October 1929, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Martin Witt
Adeline Emma Jacob
Marriage: 9 January 1878
Fred Henry Witt
Adalaide Emma Witt
Edith Emily Witt
Arthur Sinclair Witt
Carl Samuel Witt
Charles Martin Witt
Leroy Chester Witt

Spouse and Children

9 January 1878
Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Maria Elisabeth Jacob


    Amelie Jacob


    Elisabeth Jacobs


    Emma Jacobs


    Andrew Anton Jacob


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 9

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
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, English, German, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and southern Indian: derivative, via Latin Jacobus, from the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the younger twin brother of Esau (Genesis 25:26), who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright ‘for a mess of potage’. The name is traditionally interpreted as coming from Hebrew akev ‘heel’, and Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English Jacob and James are now regarded as quite distinct names, but they are of identical origin ( see James ), and in most European languages the two names are not distinguished. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada Jacobs in household of Henry Jacobs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adeline E Witt in household of Charles Witt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adaline Witt in household of Charles M Witt, "United States Census, 1880"

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