Biography of Cadwallader Jacobs
Allen County, OH Biographies

CADWALLADER JACOBS, farmer, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio, July 22, 1813, and is a son of Jehu and Elizabeth (Critzer) Jacobs. His paternal grandfather was John Jacobs, of Pennsylvania, a farmer by occupation, whose father came from England to America with William Penn. His maternal grandfather was Adam Critzer, a man of large property, a miller by occupation, and a prominent citizen of Dauphin County, Penn. Our subject was reared in Warren County, Ohio, where he received a limited education in the common schools. At the age of twenty-one he started in life for himself, and in 1837 he navigated the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers on a flat boat as a coaster, selling all kinds of goods at different points on those rivers, which occupation he followed for five years, and during that time there was a period of nine months in which he never slept on land. After he quit boating he returned to Ohio and settled in Perry Township, this county, on the farm he now occupies, the most of which he has cleared and improved himself. He was married September 1, 1842, to Sally, daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Morrison) Lepley, of Perry Township, this county, by whom he has had five children: Eli B. (deceased), Elizabeth (wife of John Hardin). John P. (deceased), Nancy L. (wife of William Baker), and James A. Mr. Jacobs resided in Perry Township up to 1864, when he removed to Wisconsin, where he remained three and a half years, then returned to Perry and has here lived ever since. In 1827 he was elected to the office of commissioner of Allen County, a position he held for two successive terms. He has also filled various offices in his township. In politics he is a stanch Democrat.

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