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From: Paul Jacobus <>
Subject: [JACOBUS] Abram Luther Jacobus - Essex Co, NJ
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 07:15:46 -0600

I have no personal connection that I know of to Anthony,
but wanted to pass it on in case it helps someone else.


Published by the Lewis Publishing Company
New York and Chicago - 1898 - Volume 2
(this article taken from pages 231-232)

(copy located at the Dallas, TX Public Library)


one of the prosperous farmers of Essex county, was born in New York city
on the 11th of September, 1829, and is a son of Adrian and Nancy (Mead)
Jacobus, natives of New Jersey, the former of whom was born in Whitehall,
Morris county. His first american ancestors were natives of Holland, who
came to America, probably two hundred years ago, and settled in this
state. Adrian Jacobus, father of our subject, was reared on a farm,
subsequently going to New York, where he learned the carpenter's trade,
following the same during the remainder of his life, his death occuring
in 1832. Both he and his wife were members of the Dutch Reformed church.
They reared three children, namely: Amelia, who married a Mr. Hopper;
Abram L.; and Elizabeth, who became the wife of John Berdan, of Paterson,
New Jersey. Mrs. Jacobus eventually married William S. Hogancamp, and
of the six children born to them five survive: William, Jane, Fannie,
Mary and Helen. Mrs. Hogancamp departed this life in 1879, aged
seventy-one years.

Abram L. Jacobus passed his youth upon the the old homestead, acquiring
his education in New York city and in the district schools, and upon
attaining his majority he went to New York and engaged as a clerk in a
store for three years. In 1853 he went to California by way of the
isthmus of Panama, the journey occupying thirty-one days, and there
embarked in the dairy business, continuing in the same for two years,
when he returned to New Jersey and took up his residence on his present
farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres of highly cultivated

Politically Mr. Jacobus is a stanch Democrat, rendering a loyal support
to that party, and he has served as judge of election for several years.
In their religious faith he and his wife and children are consistant
adherents of the Methodist Episcopal church.

In November, 1856, Mr. Jacobus was united in marraige to Miss Eliza
Van Blarcom of New York city. Eight children have been born to them,
four of whom survive, as follows: Amelia; Mary who is the wife of
Harvey H. Naylor, of Chatham; Ella and Fredrick. Mr Jacobus is an
industrious, progressive agriculturist, and he and his family are
among the most respected and influential residents of the community.


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