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John Wilhelm (William) Jacob

Birth
Germany
Death Jul 1863 (aged 41–42)
Karnes County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176336714 · View Source
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John Wilhelm (William) Jacob was born in Prussia in 1821. (Source: Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900). It is unknown at this time when he immigrated to the United States. He married Theresa Gab in Bexar County, Texas on 18 Aug 1853. (Source: Bexar County, Texas Marriage Records, Book C, Page 099).

William Jacob appeared on the Bexar County, Texas Tax Assessment Rolls for the years 1856 through 1862. (Source: FamilySearch.Org - Texas, County Tax Rolls 1837-1910).

William Jacob appeared on the Texas, Muster Roll Card Index in Karnes County, Texas on 23 Jan 1862. (Source: Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900). Wilhelmina Mann Andrew found the following information during her research: "Wm. Jacob - Frontier Regiment; Col J. M. Norris, Commanding; Capt Thomas Rabb; Texas State Troops; Enlisted in Karnes County for 12 months, age 41". (Source: Mann Family History, p. 130).

William Jacob and Teresa Jacob were among the families on the Confederate Indigent Families List, Bexar County, Texas, 1863-1865. On November 24, 1863, the Texas Legislature passed a Joint Resolution stating that the government pledged "support and maintenance of [the soldiers'] families during their absence from home." In accordance with this Resolution, an "Act to Support the Families and Dependents of Texas Soldiers" passed on December 15, 1863. The Act set aside $1,000,000 annually to be paid the "families, widows, and dependents of soldiers currently serving in State or Confederate forces, or of soldiers killed or disabled in service." Chief Justices of the counties, on or before March 1 in 1864 and 1865, submitted lists of servicemen and the number of their dependents eligible for relief. The County Clerk administered the money distributed to the county for this purpose. (Source: Bexar Co. TXGenWeb - Confederate Indigent Families List, 1863-1865). Wilhelmina Mann Andrew found this entry in an old account book in the Bexar County, Texas Courthouse: "Jacob, Theresa, widow of Wm. Jacob, Rabb's Co, 2 children, received $18.00 Bexar County." This entry had no dates. (Source: Mann Family History, p. 130). Teresa Jacob was again listed as a widow in the Dependents of Civil War Soldiers, Bexar County, Texas: "JACOB, Teresa Widow of Wm. JACOB Rabbs Co. (no date)". (Source: Bexar Co. TXGenWeb - Dependents of Civil War Soldiers).

Wm. Jacobs, pvt, Co. D. Duff's Partisan Corps, was absent due to sickness March to April 1863 per the Muster Roll for Confederate 33 Cav. Texas.Enrolled Jan 1, 1863 At Rio Grande Station by Thos. Rabb. Mustered into service Jan 24, 1863 at Camp Mc Cord by W. Metz. Valuation of horse $125; equipment $30. John Wilhelm (William) Jacob died during the Civil War sometime in July 1863 at his residence in Karnes County, Texas. (Sources: Company Muster Roll for Wm Jacobs Confederate 33 Cav., Texas and Bexar Co. TXGenWeb - Dependents of Civil War Soldiers). The location of his grave is unknown to me at this time.


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  • Created by: Margaret Geyer Grammer
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176336714
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilhelm (William) Jacob (1821–Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176336714, ; Maintained by Margaret Geyer Grammer (contributor 46851107) Unknown.