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Jacob Scheitlin
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1823
Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Death: Apr., 1880
District Of Columbia, USA

In 1853 Margaret Hitz married Jacob Scheitlin in Washington D.C.
They had the following children:

John Scheitlin 1858 1864
Annie Marie Scheitlin Hoover 1859 1938
Rudolph B Scheitlin 1860 1924
Christina Wilhelmina Scheitlin 1862 1863
John Graham Scheitlin 1866 1929

Jacob Scheitlin and Margaret Hitz were J. Edgar Hoover's Grandparents.

The Evening Star, April 10, 1880
Suicide by Drowning
He Died Because He Thought His Life a Failure

Yesterday afternoon a colored man reported to the police station at Bening's that he had discovered the body of an unknown white man floating in shore on the north side of the Eastern Branch at a point known as the Devil's Elbow, just in the rear of the poorhouse which he had secured to a stake in the water.
The police repaired to the place designated, but the tide being high the body was submerged and a further investigation was postponed until this morning, when it was loosed from the stake and brought ashore.
The body was identified later in the day as that of Jacob Scheitlin, who was well-known in this community. He was a widower, his wife having died sometime since. Deceased was 54 years old and he leaves two young sons living. In his pockets were found a few pennies, match box and pocket knife; also a letter in which he states, "My wish is that I have Christian burial in some spot, only that after my death I do not come in contact with hypocritical and false-swearing people. My two boys, my spirit will always watch over you." etc. He speaks of his life having been a failure in consequence of bad connections and surroundings.
The remains were taken to the dead-house connected with the almshouse, and Coroner Patterson was notified, who went down there, and after informing himself of all the facts gave a certificate of burial and the remains were turned over to his relatives. 
Family links: 
  Margaret Hitz Scheitlin (1833 - 1894)*
  Child Scheitlin (____ - 1867)*
  John Scheitlin (1858 - 1864)*
  Annie Marie Scheitlin Hoover (1860 - 1938)*
  Rudolph B Scheitlin (1860 - 1924)*
  Christina Wilhelmina Scheitlin (1862 - 1863)*
  John Graham Scheitlin (1866 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R79/112
Created by: Caroline Hoag
Record added: Sep 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117336783
Jacob Scheitlin
Added by: Caroline Hoag
Jacob Scheitlin
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