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 Peter Jacob Jacoby, Jr

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Peter Jacob Jacoby, Jr

  • Birth 18 Oct 1835 Ober Kostenz, Rhein-Hunsrücker Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Death 28 Jan 1930 Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 57788753

Peter was the son of Peter Jacob Jacoby, Sr. and Maria Jacoby, both born in Germany.

Peter, Jr. married Maria Katherina TATSCH on May 18, 1856 in Gillespie Co., TX. To this union were born these known children: Henry, Adolph, Herman, Emilie, Anna, Lina, Martha, Hilmar Otto, Ottilie, Edmund C., Alma, Max W. and Orvin Jacoby.
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Obituary: THE FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD, Fredericksburg, Texas

"During the past week death has entered the ranks of the pioneer residents of Gillespie County on several occasions. One of the pioneers who passed away and who was known far and wide throughout the Hill Country was Peter Jacoby. Mr. Jacoby passed away on Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hitzfeld at Fredericksburg where he had been staying ever since February of last year when he had to undergo an operation for bladder trouble.

Deceased was born at Oberkosten in Germany, October 16, 1835, and when eleven years of age the Jacoby family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacoby, the parents of the deceased, accompanied by three children came to Texas by way of Indianola. They reached Indianola in the fall of the year 1846, one of the most disastrous times for the German colonists in Texas. They were unable to secure teams to move their luggage which forced them to lay over at Indianola. Even the elements were against these immigrants. There had been an unusual amount of rain and dismal weather which caused an epidemic of fever. A four year old sister of the deceased died during this time. In the spring of 1847 they came to New Braunfels and from there to Fredericksburg where they made their home in the Live Oak Community.

In 1854 he united in marriage with Katarina Tatsch, the young couple making their home at Live Oak.

Soon after his marriage Civil War broke out. Mr. Jacoby being a union sympathizer, was one of the 61 men that joined Major Tegener's migrating expedition into Mexico, which was overtaken at the Nueces River and nearly all of them killed in what is known as the Nueces River Massacre. Mr. Jacoby escaped, made his way back home and finally was pressed into the Confederate service as a teamster. He made many trips with an ox team hauling freight for the government between Ft. McKavett and Indianola.

After the war they moved to be near the Cave Creek School to make their home. Here they resided until 1882 when they bought a farm and ranch at Dry Hallow. Here they lived a happy and contented live until on August 28, 1914 when Mrs. Jacoby died. After the death of this wife he made this home with the family of his son, Orwin. Here he lived until the time of the operation referred to above. After the operation he was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hitzfeld where he was constantly confined to bed or chair for almost a year. He was tenderly cared for by his children who did all in their power to relieve his long sufferings.

From here funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon and after a church service at the Albert Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Leonhard, interment was made in the Albert Cemetery. The Albert choir rendered several beautiful songs during the service.

Deceased is survived by ten children, Henry and Adolf Jacoby of Eden, Mrs. Wm. Hitzfeld and Mrs. Lee Cauley of Fredericksburg, Mrs. Christian Behrends of Luckenbach, Hilmar Jacoby of Cave Creek, Mrs. Louis Danz of Johnson City, Mrs. Richard Danz of Stonewall and Max and Edmund Jacoby of Gold. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Grobe and Mrs. Henry Schlueter, a brother-in-law, William Grobe, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Peter Tatsch, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Orwin Jacoby, 89 grandchildren, 139 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

There were thirteen children in all three of these preceded him in death, namely, Herman Jacoby, Orwin Jacoby and Mrs. George Cauley.

Mr. Jacoby's age at the time of his death was 94 years, 3 months and 10 days."

Provided by Mark Alberthal, Boerne, TX
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  • Maintained by: Mark Alberthal
  • Originally Created by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
  • Added: 27 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57788753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Jacob Jacoby, Jr (18 Oct 1835–28 Jan 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57788753, citing Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Mark Alberthal (contributor 47564602) .