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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.

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