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A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement


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HENRY G. JACOBS *pg 17 & 18*


Page 17 Henry G Jacobs


Page 18 Henry G Jacobs


Henry G Jacobs Text File




Henry G. Jacobs, who is engaged in the cultivation of two hundred acres of fine farming land which he owns in Sheridan township, was born near Salt Creek, in Menard county, Illinois, on the 7th of January, 1873. He is a son of John and Catherine (Meyers) Jacobs, natives of Germany, the father having been born in Hanover. He emigrated to the United States during Grant's second administration as president and located in Menard county, Illinois, where they resided for four years. In 1874 they removed to Iowa, settling on a farm which they acquired in Sheridan township, Carroll county, in the cultivation of which Mr. Jacobs engaged until his demise in 1896. Mrs. Jacobs passed away in the same year and was laid to rest beside her husband in Mount Hope cemetery. They both affiliated with the Lutheran church, in the faith of which they reared their two sons, Henry G., our subject; and George D., also a farmer of Sheridan township.


Our subject was only a child a trifle over one year of age when his parents located here and he acquired his education in the district schools of Sheridan township and the normal at Carroll. He remained a member of the parental household during the lifetime of his father and mother, giving his time and attention to the cultivation of the homestead. Twelve years ago he acquired the farm upon which he is now residing, during which time he has wrought many improvements. He engages in general farming in connection with which he also raises stock and is making a success of both.


Mr. Jacobs established a home for himself by his marriage in 1899 to Miss Caroline Louisa Lange, and they have become the parents of six children: George, Carl, Arvel, Lauretta, Helen and Elmer.


His political support Mr. Jacobs gives to the democratic party in state and national elections, but in the selection of county and township officials he votes for the man he deems best qualified to protect the interests of the majority, regardless of party affiliation. He is one of the widely known citizens of the township as well as one of the most prosperous agriculturists.


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