Biography of Math. Jacobs

Math. Jacobs, the well known and popular president of the Kendrick State Bank, is a native of Minnesota, and for several years has been prominently connected with the business interests of this section of Idaho. He was born in St. Cloud, May 1, 1865, and is of German descent, his parents, Theodore and Elizabeth Jacobs, having both been natives of the Fatherland. When young people they crossed the Atlantic to America, locating in Minnesota, where they were married in 1856. Theodore Jacobs became a successful farmer and carried on agricultural pursuits until 1898, when his death occurred, at the age of sixty-two years. He left a widow and nine children. Mrs. Jacobs now resides in Gene-see, Idaho, at the age of sixty-one years. ,

Math. Jacobs was reared and educated in the state of his nativity, and in 1884 came to Idaho, where he entered the employ of J. P. Vollmer one of the most extensive merchants of the northern section of the state. He remained in Mr. Vollmer’s store in Uniontown for five years and was then made manager of his store in Kendrick conducting the large mercantile business here for two years. Since that time he has been actively connected with the banking business, and is now at the head of the State Bank, one of the most reliable financial institutions in this locality. Its business policy is most trustworthy and its officers are men of reliability, so that its success is assured. Mr. Jacobs possesses excellent executive ability, keen discrimination and sagacity, qualities which are very successful in the conduct of a prosperous banking business.

In 1891 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Jacobs and Miss Cora Addison, a native of Illinois and a daughter of John G. Addison, now of Kendrick. They have a nice residence in the town and many friends enjoy its hospitality. They are valued members of the Catholic Church, and Mr. Jacobs is prominently connected with the Knights of Pythias lodge here. He is past chancellor of the order and a representative to the grand lodge, and is also a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World. In politics he is a stalwart Democrat, and attends the conventions of his party, but never seeks or desires office for himself, preferring to devote his energies to his business interests.

MLA Source Citation:

Illustrated History of the State of Idaho. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899. Web. 29 January 2015. - Last updated on May 1st, 2012

Categories: , ,
Locations: , , , ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!