Individual Record 183

Name}   Jacobus, James W. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 15 Aug 1845 Place} , , New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Cir 1866/1867 Place} , , New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 6 Feb 1923 Place}  
Burial: Date} Aft 6 Feb 1923 Place} Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 894 = 1850 USA cen
Source 2} 895 = 1860 USA cen
Source 3}  37 = 1870 USA cen
Source 4} 849 = 1880 USA cen
Source 5}  24 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 227 = 1910 USA cen
Source 7} 851 = 1920 USA cen
Source 8} 220 = Cemetery rec
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Source 10} 
Parents: } Jacob E. & Rebecca Ann Jacobus
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 319 = Caldwell Twp., Essex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Cigar manufacturer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Baldwin, Harriet Elisabeth
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  According to his tombstone, James W. Jacobus was born 15 Aug 1845.  Possibly because census takers came around in the month of his birth, he is sometimes listed as being one year older than his birthdate would warrant.  It is assumed he was born in Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, as that is where he grew up, married, and spent most of his life.

In the 1850 U.S. census, James was six years old and was living with his parents, Jacob and Rebecca Ann Jacobus in Caldwell Twp., Essex, New Jersey.  He had three older sisters, Mary, age 13, Hester, 11, and Ann Eliza, 8.  He also had a younger brother Zenas, age 2.  In the 1860 U.S. census, his two oldest sisters had left the family home, and his last born sister, Sarah, was 6.

In 1866 or 1876, James married Harriet Elisabeth Baldwin, probably in Caldwell.  Their first daughter, Ida Louise, was born 4 Feb 1870.  The 1870 U.S. census shows that they were living in Caldwell, and listed him as a cigar maker or manufacturer.  His wife's parents, George and Deborah Baldwin, and her brother and his wife, Daniel and Evelana Baldwin, were living with them.

James and Harriet's second daughter, Ella May, was born 16 Aug 1875.  In the 1880 U.S. census, the family was living by themselves in the 2nd Election District of Caldwell Twp.  Ida Louise died 11 Jul 1896, and is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.

In the 1900 U.S. census, James and Harriet were still in Caldwell, and Ella May,25, was still single and living with them.  George Baldwin, Hariet's father, was now widowed, and living with them.

In the 1910 U.S. census, James and Harriet were living on Westville Avenue in West Caldwell.  He owned their home with a mortgage on it.  Harriet died 23 Dec 1916, and is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

In the 1920 U.S. census, now widowed, James was living with his daughter Ella, and son-in-law George L. Francis, in Delhi Village, Delhi Twp., Delaware, New York.  There were three grandchildren, Ida, Gladys, and George, in the household.  James was no longer working.

James died 6 Feb 1923.  It is presumed that he was still living with his daughter's family in Delhi Village, New York.  He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 23 May 2014
Date Created}  28 Aug 1993
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