Biography of James A. Jacobs
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES A. JACOBS, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Clinton County. Ohio, March 4, 1833; son of John P. and Elizabeth (Hazard) Jacobs. His father was a native of Warren County, Ohio, born June 3, 1806, and a son of Jehu and Elizabeth (Kreitser) Jacobs. who settled in Warren County, Ohio, in 1802, where they cleared and improved a farm on which they lived and died. The great grandfather of our subject was John Jacobs, a native of Montgomery County, Penn., of Quaker parentage, and of English descent, his ancestors having come to America with William Penn. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and was a pioneer of Miami County, Ohio, where he located in 1812, and resided until his death at the age of ninety-five years. The wife of Jehu Jacobs was a daughter of Adam Kreitser, a native of Germany, and a resident of Cumberland County. Penn. The children of Jehu were six in number: Elizabeth (deceased), Samuel (deceased), John P., Ann (in Auglaize County, Ohio), Cadwallader and James J. (in Auglaize County, Ohio). The maternal grandparents of our subject. John and Elizabeth (Miller Hazard, were natives of Dutchess County, N. Y., and pioneers of Warren and Clinton Counties. Ohio. John P. Jacobs was married in 1829, and reared a family of four children: Elizabeth (deceased), James A., Phebe P. (wife of William Harrod). and Ann (wife of John Harrod). He settled in Union Township, now Auglaize County, Ohio. in 1834, and his was the seventh family to locate in that township. Clearing and improving a farm there, he resided on it up to 1858, when he settled in Perry Township, this county, where he also cleared and improved a farm, residing thereon until the death of his wife, which occurred in 1880, since when be has lived with his son James A. Our subject was reared in Auglaize County. Ohio, and educated in the common schools. He was married, April 17, 1856, to Martha J., daughter of Samuel and Mary (Rumer) Bitler, of Union Township, by whom be had six children: Elwil (wife of F. M. Bacome), John C., Samuel D., Charles D., William H. and Olive O. In 1858 Mr. Jacobs settled in Perry Township, this county, on the farm where he now resides, all of which he cleared and improved. He is one of the leading and enterprising farmers of the township; has held the office of justice of the peace one term, and served in several other minor offices; in politics he is a Democrat.

History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Allen County, Ohio Biographies

Names A to C
Names D to M
Names N to Z



New York

New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012