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Arthur Otto JACOBS

Male 1876 - 1960  (83 years)


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  • Name Arthur Otto JACOBS  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 30 Jul 1876  Stoutland, Camden, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Wheat Farmer & Dairyman in KS, USA  [2
    Died 7 Jul 1960  Medicine Lodge, Barber, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 10 Jul 1960  Harper Cemetery, Harper, KS, USA, Lot 371 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1900 US CENSUS
      ED-8, Township 28N, Range 17E, Cherokee County, Indian Territory, USA
      Page 16B

      401, 406
      JACOBS
      Arthur O., Head, W, M, July, 1876, 23, M, 2, MO, Germany, OH, Farmer
      Maude M., Wife, W, F, May, 1881, 19, M, 2, 0, 0, KS, MO, VA
      WORLEY
      George, Father-in-law, W, M, May, 1852, 48, M, 26, MO, MO, MO, Farmer
      Sarah J., Mother-in-law, W, F, Apr, 1855, 45, M, 26, 3, 3, VA, VA, VA
      Phillip A., Brother-in-law, W, M, Apr, 1877, 23, S, KS MO, VA, Farmer
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      1910 US CENSUS
      Liberty Township, Harper County, KS

      195, 146
      JACOBS
      Arthur O., Head, M, W, 33, M, 11, MO, Germany, OH, Farmer
      Maude M., Wife, F, W, 28, M, 11, 7, 6, KS, MO, VA
      Ernest L., Son, M, W, 9, S, OK, MO, KS
      May R., Daughter, F, W, 8, S, KS, MO, KS
      Claude E., Son, M, W, 6, S, KS, MO, KS
      Charles A., Son, M, W, 3, S, KS, MO, KS
      Henrietta, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, KS, MO, KS
      Robert W., Son, M, W, 1/12, S, KS, MO, KS
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      1920 US CENSUS
      Camp Keltner Township, Texas County, OK

      Fm, 85, 85
      JACOBS
      Arthur, Head, O, M, M, W, 43, M, MO, Germany, OH, Farmer
      Maude, Wife, F, W, 38, M, KS, MO, VA
      Ernest, Son, M, W, 18, S, OK, VA, KS
      May, Daughter, F, W, 17, S, KS, MO, KS
      Claude, Son, M, W, 16, S, KS, MO, KS
      Charles, Son, M, W, 13, S, KS, MO, KS
      Henrietta, Daughter, F, W, 11, S, KS, MO, KS
      Robert, Son, W, M, 9, S, KS, MO, KS
      Wayne, Son, M, W, 8, S, KS, MO, KS
      Otto, Son, W, M, 5, S, KS, MO, KS
      Ruth, Daughter, F, W, 3 2/12, OK, MO, KS
      Brutus, Son, M, W, 4/12, S, OK, MO, KS
      WORLEY
      George, Father-in-law, M, W, 66, M, MO, VA, VA
      Sarah, Wife, F, W, 65, M, VA, VA, VA
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      1930 US CENSUS
      Pilot Knob Township, Harper County, KS

      54, 54
      JACOBS
      Arthur O, Head, O, R, Yes, M, W, 53, M, 22, No, Yes, MO, Germany, OH, Yes, Farmer
      Maud M, Wife, F, W, 48, M, 17, No, Yes, KS, MO, VA, Yes, None
      Wayne W, Son, M, W, 18, S, Yes, Yes, KS, MO, KS, Yes, None
      Arthur O, Son, M, W, 15, S, Yes, Yes, KS, MO, KS, Yes, None
      Ruth C, Daughter, F, W, 13, S, Yes, Yes, OK, MO, KS, Yes, None
      Brutus L, Son, M, W, 11, S, Yes, Yes, OK, MO, KS, Yes, None
      Hester, J, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, Yes, Yes, OK, MO, KS, Yes, None
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      This little family history was written by Nettie Jacobs in 1957.

      Just a little about the life of Germany as it was told to me …..

      The farms were small and had to be used to the best advantage to make a living. The house was built and the smoke house right next, then the chicken house, the barn and cow barn, then the hog lot, so they would have all the land possible to farm. They had a vineyard on the upland and farmed the good tillable land. When they were ready to plant corn they went to the canal and caught fish, probably with a net or seine and the children had to put a fish in each hill of corn to fertilize it, everything that could be used to preserve the soil was used, even dirt swept up in the house was carried to the garden. They grew wheat for bread and thought they didn't have a good crop unless it was so thick and heavy an empty salt barrel could be rolled over it.

      Every boy had to spend two years (from 16 to 18) as an apprentice and learn a trade. My grandfather learned the baker's trade and was always a good cook. He always helped work up the meat at butchering time, making sausage, souse, headcheese and mincemeat.

      John Charles Jacobs (my grandfather) and Martha Elizabeth Wallace, he being nearly 36 years of age and she nearly 19 were married in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois on Jan. 1, 1866.

      They had two children born in Illinois, Louise and Mary Augusta (Mollie) (my mother). They came to Missouri by covered wagon, bought a farm in Camden County near Stoutland, Missouri, and lived there the rest of their lives.

      On the way to Missouri they slept on the ground or in their wagon and cooked their food over a campfire. I think they were 6 weeks on the trip, but when they got into the Missouri bottoms they had a thaw and the roads were so muddy they couldn't travel, so stopped and stayed at a farm home for two weeks of the time. They crossed the Missouri River on a flat boat. When they drove on, being the last wagon, the tender forgot to put up the bar behind their wagon. As the boat started the horses became frightened and started backing, but amid shouting and excitement, the bar was put into place barely in time to save them from being plunged into the river. Their plans were to locate near Springfield, Missouri but when they stopped to spend the night, it being March 6, 1869, they were very tired of traveling and had a chance to buy a farm and decided to locate near Stoutland, Missouri. Not much of the land was in cultivation but a lot of it could be made so. The fences were all rail fences which had to be made by hand. Also, the clearing of the land had to be done by hand. This took many hours with the axe and crosscut saw but they had a strong determination to obtain a living from the soil. Their family steadily grew to 12 children.

      During the life time of my grand parents (Jacobs) there was no electricity, telephones, highways, nor cars. They lived in a two room log house with upstairs, a big fire place in each room and lighted with coal oil lamps. They had two big beds and a trundle bed in the living room, one bed in the kitchen for the girls and beds upstairs for the boys. They were of the first to have a cook stove. Most families cooked at the fireplace. There was a saying, "they ate what they raised and raised what they ate", which was true. No canned food in stores to buy and no cans to use except a very few stone jars to be sealed with sealing wax. They had dried beans, peas, and fruit as apples, peaches, and blackberries. They buried for winter use, potatoes, turnips, cabbage, carrots, and apples. They were glad when spring came so they could have fresh food from their gardens.

      Their clothing was all made by hand for some time, so mothers were kept busy sewing dresses, coats, shirts, overalls, and underwear for the entire family. Also, knitting all their gloves, stocking, and winter caps. When my mother was about 13 years old her father bought a new Singer sewing machine. She learned to use it, but her mother never did. She then made suits and over coats for her father and brothers as well as the other sewing.

      When my mother was small her grandmother Jacobs lived with them. She never learned to speak the American language, always German. My mother and John learned to speak German so when they played housekeeping, she would play the part of her grandmother and John would be his father and they would talk in the German language while the younger children would be Americans.

      They went to school in a log school house with slab benches to sit on, no desks. Only had 3 to 5 months of school. Studied reading, writing, arithmetic, spelling, grammar, history, and geography. Also, mental arithmetic and the dictionary, learning to spell and define 10 to 20 words for a lesson in the dictionary.
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      NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM 75th BIRTHDAY
      From unknown Harper Newspaper, about July 29, 1951

      A.O. Jacobs is Honored On 75th Birthday
      The eleven children of Mr. A. O. Jacobs held a reunion Sunday, July 29 in honor of his 75th birthday.
      Families Came from California, Oregon, Michigan and Illinois and Kansas for the occasion. Forty-five children and grandchildren were present for the festivities.
      The children included Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jacobs, Compton, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins, Birmingham, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Jacobs, Ferndale, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobs, Montebello, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. John White, Inglewood, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jacobs, Isabel, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jacobs, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Art Jacobs, Newton, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Berg, Hillsboro, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Brutus Jacobs, Sixes, Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Young, Springfield, Illinois.
      Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and their families attended church Sunday morning.
      In the Afternoon open house was held at the Jacobs farm home. Nearly 100 friends of the family called to offer congratulations to Mr. Jacobs
      The family gift to Mr. Jacobs was a contour chair in Chartreuse plastic.
      Sundau evening, movies of the family were shown with appropriate commentary.
      Mr. Jacobs had thirty-five grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were not able to attend.
      The family wishes to thank all those who helped arrange details of the occasion
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      OBITUARY
      Harper Advocate, July 14, 1960

      ARTHUR JACOBS DIES JULY 7
      Arthur Otto Jacobs passed away on Thursday, July 7, at Medicine Lodge, Kans. Mr. Jacobs was born on July 30, 1876 at Stoutland, Mo.
      Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m. at the Brownell-Wiley Chapel with Rev. George Gish the officiating minister. Interment was in Harper Cemetery
      ATTEND FUNERAL
      Of the eleven Jacobs children, nine were home for the funeral of their father. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jacobs and Mrs. Henrietta (Jacobs) White of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jenkins (Maye Jacobs), Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jacobs of Detroit, Mich.; Arthur Jacobs of Boyeman, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Berg (Ruth Jacobs) and children of Harrisburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobs of Coldwater. The two youngest children, Brutus Jacobs of Corning, Calif. and Mrs. L. J. Young (Hester June Jacobs) of Smith Grove, Ky were unable to be present. Five of his grandchildren were also present, Mary, Marcia, and Jimmy Berg, children of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Janeson (Delores Jacobs), and Mrs. Larry Jacobs, children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobs.
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      OBITUARY
      Harper Advocate, July 28, 1960
      ARTHUR OTTO JACOBS
      Arthur Otto Jacobs was born in Stoutland, Mo., on July 20, 1876 to John Charles and Martha E. Jacobs. He was one of twelve children. He attained the age of 83 years, 11 months, 10 days.
      On October 8, 1898 he was united in marriage to Maude Worley, who preceded him in death on April 6, 1936. To this union 12 children were born; all survive except Sarah Edith, who died August 5, 1908. Those living are Ernest of ElMonte, California; Maye and Claude of Detroit, Michigan; Charlie, Henrietta, and Wayne of Los Angeles, California; Ruth of Harrisburg, Pa.; Bob of Coldwater, Kansas; Arthur of Bozeman, Montana; Brutus of Corning, California; and June of Glasgow, Ky. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Harper of Wellington, Kansas, and Mrs. Ida Hammer of Stoutland, Mo.; one brother, J. W. of Lebanon, Mo. There are 34 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.
      He was a member of the Methodist Church since 1912, and was active as a Board Member and teacher until the past few years.
      On January 1, 1946 he was married to Mrs. Eva Fruechting of Marion, Kansas. She has been a real source of strength and help in his declining years.
      Mr. Jacobs was a dairyman for 30 years - 20 of those years were spent at the farm home near Harper.
      In 1949 he retired, but continued living on the farm until his health failed. Most of his time for the past three years has been spent in the hospital and rest home.
      Besides his many relatives, Mr. Jacobs leaves a host of friends.
      Funeral services were held at Brownell-Wiley Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. The Rev. George W. Gish was the officiating minister. Buriel was at the Harper Cemetery.
    Person ID I000218  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father John Charles JACOBS,   b. 27 Jul 1830, Weisbaden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1901, Camden, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Martha Elizabeth WALLACE,   b. 9 May 1847, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1907, Stoutland, Camden, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F13390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maude Mae WORLEY,   b. 22 May 1881, Clay Center, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1939, Harper, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1898  Laclede, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Ernest Louis Jacobs,   b. 7 Mar 1901, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1975, Harper, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Rosabelle Maye Jacobs,   b. 17 Apr 1902, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1975, Redding, Shasta, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Claude Edward JACOBS,   b. 31 Jul 1903, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1979, Royal Oak, Oakland, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Sarah Elizabeth Jacobs,   b. 30 Oct 1904, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1908, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Charles Abram Jacobs,   b. 7 Aug 1907, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1978, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +6. Henrietta Jacobs,   b. 15 Nov 1908, Anthony, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Robert William Jacobs,   b. 22 Mar 1910, Keystone, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1981, Harper, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Wayne Worley Jacobs,   b. 15 Nov 1912, Keystone, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1964, Los Angeles County, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     9. Arthur Otto Jacobs, Jr,   b. 21 Jul 1914, Keystone, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1977, Harper, Harper, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +10. R.C. Jacobs
     11. Brutus Leonard Jacobs,   b. 22 Mar 1919, Guymon, Texas, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1967, Shasta County, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     12. Hester June Jacobs,   b. 11 Jun 1923, Goodwell, Texas, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1981, Glasgow, Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F13280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eva Fruechting,   b. of Marion, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Jan 1946  [2
    Family ID F13561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S0051428] 1880 US Census.

    2. [S0051244] Obituary of Arthur Otto Jacobs, (Published July 14, 1960 & July 28, 1960 in the Harper Advocate, Harper, KS).

    3. [S0051237] Marriage License of Arthur Otto Jacobs & Maude Mae Worley, Lacleed County, MO, USA, (Issued Oct. 8, 1898).

    4. [S0051205] Death Certificate of Claude Edward Jacobs, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan.

    5. [S0051206] Affidavit of Birth of Charles Edward Jacobs, Anthony, Berlin Township, Harper County, Kansas.

    6. [S0051422] 1900 US Census.

    7. [S0051423] 1910 US Census.

    8. [S0051424] 1920 US Census.

    9. [S0051594] 1930 US Census.



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