|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1846, Germany|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1908|
Jacob was born 7 August 1846 in Pirklitz, County of Stuh, District of Marienwerder, Germany. After he finished school, he learned the trade of wagonmaker. In 1870, he was called into the military, and during his service he worked with a mechanic company in an artillery workshop. When the Franco-Prussian War ended, Mr. Daczewitz made his way to England. He worked there for four months, and then came to the United States.
He sent for his wife, Miss Clara Zobel, whom he had married in February 1871. In 1875 they settled in Carroll, Iowa, where he set up in business. He suffered a total loss in the big fire of 1879. He later purchased a lot north of Burke's Hotel, where he built a wagonmaking and blacksmith shop. In 1892, he built a solid business building on Main Street, and in 1898 he built a splendid residence.
Jacob & his wife had six children, of which, only three were still living in 1899: Martha (Connelly), Clara (Barker), and Maria (Winnike).
Feb 18, 19908 - Jacob Daozewitz, one of the pioneers of this city died at his home Thursday morning after having been confined to his bed for about two weeks. The immediate cause of his death was due to asthma and grip. For the past two years he had been in poor health and when he was attacked by the grip his constitution was not strong enough to withstand its ravages and after a short illness death relieved him of his pains.
For many years the deceased was one of the active business men of our city, having been engaged in the manufacture of wagons and carriages. He was an expert workman and turned out an excellent quality of work. He was a careful, painstaking workman and took great pride in his business. Active and energetic, competent and obliging he could not have done other than prosper. During tbe long years that he made his home in our city tbere was none who ever had cause to say an unkind word regarding him.
He made it one of the cardinal principles of his life to attend strictly to bis own business and granted the same privilege to others. He was a man of broad and liberal views and during all his transactions with our citizens he was the embodiment of honor. No man ever enjoyed the confidence to a fuller exent of all his associates than did he. Starting in this city with comparitively nothing but a good trade and health and strength he made a success in life. During the past few years he had enjoyed a well earned rest having provided a competency for himself and family.
Jacob Daczewitz was born in Pirkitz, Stuhm, Germany, August 7, 1816. There he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Gobel in December, 1871. The next year he left the "Fatherland" to try his fortune in America. He located in Chicago and the next year was joined by his wife. After residing there until in 1875 he concluded to make one more move westward. This time he located in this city where he and his good wife have since made their home.
Six children were born to them, four girls and two boys. The two boys and one girl died early in childhood. The three daughters living are Mrs. Martha Connelly of Sioux City, Mrs. Clara Barker of Newark, Ohio and Mrs. Marie Winnike of this city.
A11 of the children living were present at the funeral. The other relatives living are brother John of this city, one brother and one sister living in Germany and a half brother and sister living in this country. The funeral was held yesterday at SS. Peter and Paul church.
Clara Theresa W Zobel Daczewitz (1839 - 1913)*
Mary Daczewitz Winnike (1879 - 1973)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Nov 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31589300
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