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Jacob "Jake" Lang
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1861
Südliche Weinstraßener Landkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Oct. 9, 1919
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA

Jacob's parents were George Johann LANG I and Elizabetta SCHANTZ.


Jacob LANG and Elizabeth KRUSENKLAUS were married on 31 Jan 1888 (Tue) in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Source: Family History Library (FHL) - FHL Microfilm Roll 1,531,403 (U.S. and Canada)



1895 - Kansas State Census, Herkimer, Marshall County, Kansas
1900 - U.S. Census, Patterson Township, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory
1910 - U.S. Census, Patterson Township, Garfield County, Oklahoma


When the family was living in Marshall County, Kansas, the two older children -- Elizabeth and George -- attended public school in School District 63 (Herkimer)


Marshall County News
Marysville, Kansas
27 Mar 1891 (Fri)
Page 3

Herkimer Items

We had a dam burst here a few days ago, but not quite so bad as the Johnstown deluge. Anton Huber had been to quite an expense to build a dam in his pasture for water supply, owing to last season being so dry and water scarce, he had made a dam that backed the water up and covered two acres of land. During the late storms the dam gave way and washed out a Horse Shoe bridge and came very near washing away Jacob Long's [sic] dwelling and drowning his entire family. Had not some of the neighbors seen the flood approaching, we would have had a horror to report similar to the [sic] Johnstown.

Note: Based on land owned by Anton Huber -- that is shown on an old Logan Township plat map in Marshall County -- it would appear that the Jacob LANG family lived west/northwest of the town of Herkimer in either section 10 or 11 of Township 2 South (T2S) in Range 6 East (R6E) of the 6th Principal Meridian.


The Enid Events
Enid, Oklahoma
Vol. 27, No. 2, Ed. 1
16 Oct 1919 (Thu)
Page 2


Jake Lang, age 58 years, died Thursday morning at 2 o'clock from a paralytic stroke at his home a mile north [sic] of Fairmont. Interment was in the cemetery north of Fairmont.

Note: Jacob Lang's home was south of Fairmont, however, the cemetery he was buried at is north of Fairmont.


The Enid Events
Enid, Oklahoma
Vol. 27, No. 2, Ed. 1
16 Oct 1919 (Thu)
Page 4


Jacob Lang was born in Leisenberg [sic], Germany, November 9, 1862, and died at his home near Fairmont, Okla., October 9, 1919, at the age of 57 years, 11 months. While a young man he came to this country, living near Louisville, Kentucky, for several years. In 1885 he was unified in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Clous [sic]. To this union was born one daughter and eight sons. After his marriage he lived in Kansas, coming here while this country [sic] was still new. He located on a farm near Fairmont, where he has resided ever since.

Mr. Lang became ill Monday morning. He went to sleep Monday noon and never awoke, all efforts to awaken him failing. Death came Thursday morning at two o'clock.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, Elizabeth, now Mrs. Ernest Loesch; seven sons, George, Henry, Julies, Fred, John, Edward, and Ernest. One son, Willie, died in infancy. All of his family were with him at the time of his death with the exception of Henry, who lives in Iowa and who came for the funeral. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the home and interment made in the cemetery north of Fairmont. The host of friends present at the funeral showed in what great esteem Mr. Lang was held by the people of the surrounding country [sic].

The surviving family have our heartfelt sympathy in this, their great bereavement.

(1) Leisenberg does not appear to be a valid place name in Germany or anywhere else. Ingenheim Billigheim is where current family members in both the U.S. and Germany consider him to be from.

(2) Jacob Lang was born in 1861, not 1862.

(3) Jacob Lang was married on 31 Jan 1888 (Tue) -- at St. Peter's Evangelical Church in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky -- and not 1885.

(4) His wife's maiden name was Krusenklaus. Jacob's brother-in-law, Fred, changed his surname from Krusenklaus to Klaus sometime before 1900.

(5) Willie [1893-1897] was 3-4 years of age when he died so that makes him more of a toddler than an infant.


The Enid Events
Enid, Oklahoma
Vol. 27, No. 2, Ed. 1
16 Oct 1919 (Thu)
Page 7


Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Jacob Lang near Fairmont Saturday. Mr. Lang was very well known in this vicinity, having resided near here for the past decade.

Note: The Jacob Lang family moved to the Fairmont area of Garfield County in 1895 -- about 24 years (nearly 2.5 decades).


The Enid Events
Enid, Oklahoma
Vol. 27, No. 2, Ed. 1
16 Oct 1919 (Thu)
Page 8


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lang and children arrived here Friday night to attend the funeral of his father, Jacob Lang.

Jacob Lang died Thursday morning. He was sick only three days. The funeral was held Saturday. Rev. Rogers, of Douglas, delivered the funeral sermon after which the body was laid to rest in the Collett cemetery. Mr. Lang left to mourn his wife, seven sons and one daughter and nine grandchildren.

Fred Klaus arrived Saturday to attend the funeral of Jacob Lang. Mr. Klaus is a brother of Mrs. Lang.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Krusenklaus Lang (1865 - 1951)
  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lang Loesch (1886 - 1960)*
  George Lang (1888 - 1920)*
  Henry Martin Lang (1890 - 1970)*
  Willie Lang (1893 - 1897)*
  Julies Jacob Lang (1895 - 1971)*
  Fred Lang (1897 - 1952)*
  John Lang (1900 - 1975)*
  Edward Amiel Lang (1902 - 1948)*
  Ernest Richard Lang (1905 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Tis Love that calls us home at close of day
Note: Shared stone with Elizabeth Lang - Father
Collett Cemetery
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Erick Wagner
Originally Created by: Ann A
Record added: May 17, 2008
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Jacob Jake Lang
Added by: Ann A
Jacob Jake Lang
Added by: Erick Wagner
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