Posted By:Ralph Densmore
Subject:Re: Looking for parents of Minnie HOFFMAN
Post Date:July 22, 2009 at 16:37:17
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Forum:Campbell County, KY Genealogy Forum
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Martha and Jerry,

Thanks for your prompt reply and information.

My George Jacobs, Sr. was born 28 Feb 1846 in Germany and died 17 Dec 1913 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. For your records, he is buried along with his wife, Theresa Rose Leisernig in the Elmwood Historic Cemetery, Detroit, MI. south 1/2 of lot 42, Sect. 2. He was buried on 20 Dec 1913.

I have only been able to track him thus far to 1880 Federal Census, Newport, Campbell Co., Kentucky where he is listed as a cigar maker along with his wife Rose and my wifes grandmother Stella A(nna)Jacobs at age 2 months. Stella (actually Estella is her real name) Anna Jacobs married Charles Edward Werrell, 4 Mar 1905 in Covington, Ky. Estella remarried after Charles died and is buried in the Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, OH. Charles Edward Werrell is buried Woodmere Cemetery, Section 5, Block 20, Grave 356, Detroit, MI.

George Jacobs, Jr., Private in Co. H, 10th U. S. KY Inf., mustered out 2/16/1868. Register of enlistment U. S. Army February 15, 1865, entry #71, page 270 of Vol. #59. Source: From Register of enlistments in the U. S. Army; Military Service Records (NNCC), National Archives (GSA), Washington, DC 20408

George Jacobs, Jr.and his wife Minnie Hoffman apparently lived all their lives in and around Newport. Still looking for where they are buried and would love to have a copy of any pictures of this family if anyone has any.

George Jacobs, Sr. lived at one time on Foote Ave. I can send a scanned picture of them standing in their yard on Foote Avenue if someone would like to provide me with an off line email address to send it to. You can post on your web page if you so choose as long as credit is provided for the picture.

Hope all this helps add something to your historic archives for others to enjoy.

Appreciate all the hard work the volunteer citizens of Newport and other communities around Newport have done to document so much historical information on your citizens, towns and county of the past. All of you are to be commended for a job well done.

Where would I write or call to get a copy of marriage certificate from Covington,KY?

Ralph E. Densmore - GTMO Cuba July 2009