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Reinhold Jacob
Birth: Feb. 18, 1859
Goliad County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1940
DeWitt County
Texas, USA

Reinhold Jacob was born to Henri and Agathe (Sifferlen) Jacob on Hoosier Creek near Ander, Goliad Co., Texas on Feb. 18, 1859. Reinhold became a Contractor, a bridge builder, house-mover and a custom boot-maker. After his marriage to Bertha Afflerbach in 1884, the Jacobs bought a half-block of land in Yorktown, Texas, and Reinhold built a two-room dog-run cabin on it. The first five of the Jacobs' children, all girls, were born to them in this small cabin. In 1894, Reinhold built a new, larger house on this same block of land. He later remodeled and enlarged this house considerably. Five more children were born to the Jacobs in the new house. Reinhold had a cobbler's shop near his home where he custom made boots and shoes. Reinhold built a cooler for his family to store meat and milk in the days before refrigeration. The cooler consisted of shelves housed in a wooden frame with a pan of water at the top. Cloths ran from the water down the sides of the shelves, keeping the food cool by evaporation. In 1904, Reinhold built a large wooden bridge over Coleto Creek in Yorktown, driving the support beams by hand. When this bridge was torn down in 1929 so that a concrete bridge could be built, it was found to be impossible to remove these beams. Many of them remain in place today. Reinhold also built smaller iron bridges, one of which remains in place in the Yorktown area today. He moved houses by jacking them up by hand with heavy iron jacks, then using rollers and mules to move them. (bio by: Arlene Schroeder) 
Family links: 
  Henry Andrew Jacob (1813 - 1897)
  Agatha Sifferlen Jacob (1814 - 1867)
  Bertha Afflerbach Jacob (1865 - 1936)*
  Olivia Emma Jacob Fritsche (1885 - 1959)*
  Elsa Marie Jacob Shive (1886 - 1965)*
  Agatha Bertha Jacob Gohlke (1888 - 1974)*
  Lydia Pauline Jacob Runck (1889 - 1977)*
  Hulda Esther Jacob Parks (1892 - 1977)*
  Harold Reinhold Heinrich Jacob (1897 - 1979)*
  Melinda Jacob (1898 - 1899)*
  Robert Berthold Jacob (1899 - 1998)*
  Lorena May Jacob Park (1906 - 1977)*
  Wilson Gregory Jacob (1910 - 1999)*
  Rosalia Jacob Dobsky (1837 - 1919)*
  Louis Aloyse Jacob (1839 - 1918)*
  Michael Jacobs (1841 - 1904)*
  Anna Marie Jacob Schier (1843 - 1920)*
  Henry Andrew Jacob (1844 - 1922)*
  Louise Mary Josephine Jacob Riedel (1846 - 1930)*
  Christina Jacob Gisler (1849 - 1929)*
  Siegfried Jacob (1852 - 1883)*
  Pantaleon Jacobs (1854 - 1938)*
  Reinhold Jacob (1859 - 1940)
  Pauline Jacob Metz (1861 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
FEB. 18, 1859
AUG. 14, 1940
MAR. 3, 1865
JUNE 1, 1936

Westside Cemetery
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Arlene Schroeder
Originally Created by: LarryC
Record added: Sep 12, 2007
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Reinhold Jacob
Added by: Arlene Schroeder
Reinhold Jacob
Added by: Arlene Schroeder
Reinhold Jacob
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014
Rest in peace, great-grandpa Reinhold.
- Arlene Schroeder
 Added: Feb. 25, 2009
This page is sponsored by: Arlene Schroeder

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