1875 A. T. Andreas Atlas
1880 Dubuque County History
Honorable William B. Allison
Sanford A. Atherton
Honorable Isaac W. Baldwin
F. E. Behrens
General Caleb Hoskins Booth
Nicholas Bray, M. D.
William Bray, M. D.
John D. Bush
Dr. Rodolphus Clark
Bernhard Claus, Jr.
Frank W. Coates
Honorable Dennis Nelson Cooley
Reverend Mark Cooney
Patrick F. Cunningham
Mell H. Cushing
Charles Henry Eighmey
Jesse P. Farley
Mrs. Catherine Fries
A. P. Gibbs
John R. Goldthorp
Honorable Julius Graves
Charles H. Gregoire
Honorable Thomas Hardie
Rev. James Hill
Nancy R. Hill, M. D.
Asa Horr, M. D.
Edward R. Jackson, M. D.
Henry J. Jecklin
Reverend Clement Johannes
Evan E. Jones
General George Wallace Jones
Joseph K. Kaufmann
F. H. Klostermann
A. R. Knight
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Honorable Wendelin Lattner
Norton J. Loomis
Delos E. Lyon
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W. A. Manhart
M. H. Martin
Honorable James McCann
Benjamin McCluer, M. D.
Susan Ann McCraney
A. S. McDermott
James and Martha McGee
M. F. McNamara
William J. Morgans
Dorrance Dixon Myers
Nicholas P. Nicks
Frederick R. Nitzsche, M. D.
J. J. E. Norman
Honorable Peter Olinger
Bernard J. O'Neill
John P. Page
Rev. Frederick William Pape
Honorable James Rowan
Reverend Roger Ryan
Colonel C. J. W. Saunders
John Sauser, Jr.
John F. Sloan
Charles F. Smyth
Johanna (Baker) Specht
J. Peter Stendebach
Honorable William W. Stewart
Oren Stuart, M. D.
Hon. Christian Anton Voelker
Chester H. Walker
William Watson, M. D.
F. W. Wieland
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Logo by Ginger Cisewski
Extracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and
Clayton Counties, Iowa, 1894 Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem,
Massachusetts, p. 146
JACOB ZOLLICOFFER. This name is familiar
to many of our readers, particularly to those interested in agriculture,
as he who bears it has for many years been engaged in that occupation
in Dubuque County. His home is in Dubuque Township, where he owns four
hundred and fifty acres of improved land. Having retired from active work
himself, he has given to his sons the management of the estate, and it
is safe to say that under their capable supervision the value of the property
will be still further enhanced.
The Zollicoffer family is of German origin. The parents of our subject,
George and Elizabeth Zollicoffer, were natives of Bavaria, and thence
immigrated to the United States ill 1834, settling in Alton, Ill., where
for two years the father worked at the trade of wagon-maker. In 1836 he
came to Dubuque and for nine years was similarly employed, after which,
turning his attention to agriculture, he purchased four hundred and fifty
acres of unimproved land where our subject now lives. For some years he
was actively engaged in the tilling of the soil, after which, retiring
from the farm, he settled in Dubuque and renamed a resident of this city
until the death of his wife. From that time until his demise, in 1873,
he made his home with Jacob.
With the early history of Dubuque County, George Zollicoffer was intimately
identified, being one of its first settlers as well as one of its foremost
citizens. He was an excellent type of his nationality, displaying in the
management of his affairs the energy, frugality and strict integrity that
characterize the Germans. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him,
and left behind him a record which his posterity and all others might
emulate to their advantage.
The subject of this sketch was born in Dubuque, Iowa, March 10, 1839,and
is one of six children, of whom three are now living. At the age of three
years his parents took him to the farm in Dubuque Township, where he remained
until attaining his majority. For a time thereafter he was a student in
the city schools. In 1864 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth
Friend, who was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Elizabeth
Friend. They had seven children, of whom all but one are now living, namely:
George E.; Frank S., who married Emma Roehl and has one child, Leroy Eugene;
William J., Elizabeth J., Milan A. and Nellie K. The older children are
graduates of the Dubuque schools and are well informed and intelligent.
Frank S. and William J. rank among the progressive young agriculturists
of the county. They have charge of the estate, and being persevering and
enterprising Have already met with success in their undertaking.
For two years after his marriage our subject lived in Dubuque, then settled
on the old homestead. By his practical skill and steady industry he has
been enabled to embellish the farm with various improvements, marking
it as the property of a thrifty man. In the county where he has always
made his home he is highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances.