Jacob Abegg

1893–1958 (Age 65)
Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Abegg was born on 6 March 1893, in Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Walter Abegg, was 25 and his mother, Katherine Jessie "Kate" Smith, was 25. He married Emma Eleanor Igoe on 7 June 1914, in Wapello, Iowa, United States. He lived in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 11 November 1958, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob Abegg
Emma Eleanor Igoe
Marriage: 7 June 1914

Spouse & Children

  • Male1893–1958Male

  • Emma Eleanor Igoe


7 June 1914
Wapello, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab- ‘off’ + Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) ‘promontory’, ‘corner’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jake Abegg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob Abegg in household of Walter Abegg, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Jacob Abegg in household of Walter Abegg, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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