Jacob (Jakob) Furrer was born in Wettswil or Bern, Switzerland May 5,1861. He arrived at New Orleans 1882,a carpeneter by trade went first to Louisville, Ky. later to San Antonio where he worked for Santa Rosa hospital. He came to Houston, Texas in 1891 where he played a large role building up his adopted land. He is a naturalized citizen, A member of Norhill Methodist Church.
He married, Carrie Lochr Nov. 7,1898. She lost her life after child birth in 1902. buried in Houston, Texas
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