Biography of Jacob C. Jacobson

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Jacob C. Jacobson, general merchant, Leland, Ill., was born in Norway in April, 1635, a son of Christian B. Jacobson. In 1857 he came to the United States, and located in Leland. Ill. He worked on a farm four or five years and then was employed in Simonson & Peterson’s store, and later in Wm. Kennedy’s drug store till 1875, when he embarked in business for himself. He carries a full line of dry goods, clothing, groceries, crockery, provisions, etc. His stock is valued at $8,000 and his annual sales amount to $20,000. Mr. Jacobson was married in October, 1857. to Caroline M. Carlson. They have had three children; but two are living— Christian and Jacob. Andrew M. died at the age of nine years. Mr. Jacobson has served his fellow townsmen as Trustee and Collector and at present is School Trustee. He is a member of the Lutheran church.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886