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Transcribed biography of L. C. Jacobs
L. C. JACOBS - Was born in Washington Township, Porter County, Indiana, on August 25, 1881, the son of Fred and Bertha (Brahmer) Jacobs, both of whom were natives of Germany and came to America in 1872. They were married in Chicago, and in 1877 located in Porter County. To them were born eight children, of whom L. C. Jacobs was the fifth in order of birth.
Mr. Jacobs attended the schools of Washington Township, and also Valparaiso University, and for a number of years was an active farmer. In 1917 he and his brother Walter purchased the garage, repair, and storage business formerly conducted by Mark Palmer; when his brother enlisted in military service in 1918, he conducted the business alone until 1921, when it was disposed of to Clausen & Kenney. He reacquired the business in 1922, and at that time became agent for the Overland and Willys-Knight cars. Due to his wide acquaintance and his intimate knowledge of the demands of the automotive trade, the concern has prospered under his direction. A very comprehensive line of accessories is also handled, including nationally known automobile equipment.
Mr. Jacobs was united in marriage with Clara Ludeke, daughter of Fred and Augusta Ludeke of Crystal Lake Illinois, in 1909. To them were born five children: Louis, Marie, Margaret, Evylyn, and Ruth Adele. Mrs. Jacobs passed away in August, 1922. Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and is one of the outstanding business men of this community.
Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
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