FONETICUS JACOBS 1855-1933
Foneticus Jacobs Is Summoned by Reaper
Foneticus Jacobs, a highly respected citizen of Mount Morris for the past 26 years, passed away at his home on North McKendrie Avenue last Thursday evening about 10:00 o'clock following an illness of only one week.
The immediate cause of death was attributed to a hemorrhage of the brain, although he had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for a long period. Mr. Jacobs was a man of sterling qualities, best exemplified in his attitude toward his family and friends, and his value as a citizen was frequently demonstrated. Word of his passing was received with genuine sorrow by the community at large. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. C. H. Hightower of the Lutheran Church and burial was made in the Adeline Cemetery. Foneticus Jacobs, son of Enos and Rachel Jacobs, was born March 10, 1855, on a farm five miles northwest of Adeline and passed away Sept. 28, 1933, aged 78 years, 6 months and 18 days. He was one of a family of 11 children, of whom three survive, namely; Mrs. Sarah Wagner, Faulkner, Iowa; Mrs. Ella Myers, Beaman, Iowa and Martha Dame, Avon, South Dakota. He spend his early days at his birth place and attended school at Sunnyside and Adeline. On Jan. 1, 1878, he was united in marriage to Mina L. Avery, and to this union were born seven children: Emma, who died in infancy; Elva Buser of Mount Morris; Enos, who passed away Feb. 2, 1931; Grace Klontz of Newark, N.J., and her twin brother Roy, who died in infancy; Gertie Peugh of Coleta and John, who resides in Mount Morris. After their marriage they resided on a farm in the vicinity of Shannon, later moving to a farm near Adeline where they farmed until the year 1885 when they went to Kansas. After four years they returned to Illinois and took up their residence on a farm in the vicinity of his old home until the year 1907, when they retired from farming and moved to Mount Morris where they have since made their home. On Jan. 1, 1928, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, four children, 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and three sisters.
Submitted by John Jacobs
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