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Jacob Close
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1825
Altenkirchen
Kuseler Landkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Aug. 31, 1884
Washington County
Ohio, USA

Jacob Close was born on January 1, 1825 in Germany. He was the 2nd of five known children born to Johann Jacob and Anna Margaretha (Schramm) Close.

Jacob grew up with his siblings in Germany.

He married Carolina Pfaff, daughter of Johann Peter and Katharina (Zimmer) Pfaff, on August 19, 1849 in Germany.

Shortly after marrying they left Germany for America. They arrived in New York on May 16, 1850. After arriving here they made their way to Washington County, Ohio, settling on a farm in Lawrence Township. Jacob was a farmer his entire life.

Before they could reach Washington County, Carolina gave birth to their first child in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Together Jacob and Carolina had four known children: Caroline (1850-1927), Jacob (1855-1921), Charles "Karl" (1857-1903), and Elizabeth (1862-).

Jacob died on August 31, 1884. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, one sister, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is buried at Ludwig Cemetery in Washington County, Ohio. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline Pfaff Close (1824 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Caroline Close Spindler (1850 - 1927)*
  Jacob H. Close (1855 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ludwig Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Ian Hamilton
Record added: Mar 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67714489
Jacob Close
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