ebook  History of Watertown, Wisconsin


Charles Hugo Jacobi, Sr.

1812 - 1866


Watertown Historical Society Collection


1858       JACOBI & MILLER, Distillers and Liquor Dealers

Fred Miller, in 1858, formed a partnership with Charles Jacobi under the firm name of Jacobi & Miller, distillers and liquor dealers, which continued until 1866. 



10 04       DEATH OF CHARLES JACOBI, father of C. Hugo Jacobi


A Sudden Death - Last Tuesday, the 18th of September 1866, this community lost one of its most active and prominent, German citizens.  Early in the afternoon of that day, while on the road to his farm, which he had started to visit in a buggy, with a friend, Mr. Charles Jacobi (father of C. Hugo Jacobi) was suddenly struck down and immediately expired.  He had not been in his usual good health for some time, but was not considered in any danger.  He was about fifty seven years of age.


Mr. Jacobi was born in Bavaria, and had held office in his native government.  He took part in the revolution of 1848, and when the reaction occurred, he became an exile, emigrating to this county.  He had resided in this city some twelve or thirteen years, and by his activity and industry, accumulated sufficient means to make his circumstances comfortable.  His intelligence and enterprise gave him an influential position among his German fellow citizens and secured him the respect of all.  At the time of his unexpected death, he was engaged in two or three different branches of business, in connection with Mr. F. Miller, all of which he was successfully carrying on. 


He had a large circle of friends here among all classes, who deeply regret his decease.           Watertown Democrat, 10 04 1866


Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery



Mrs. Clara Jacobi

1828 - 1909

Watertown Gazette, 03 12 1909


Wednesday morning, March 10, 1909, Mrs. Clara Jacobi, widow of the late Carl [Charles] Jacobi, died at her residence, 812 Seventh Street, of injuries sustained about seven weeks ago from falling on a stairs at her home.  Mrs. Jacobi’s death was learned of with sincere sorrow by all our people.  She was born August 24, 1828, in Obermoscel (?), Rheinpfalz, Germany, and in 1855 located in Watertown, where she has since resided.  She was one of Watertown’s most highly esteemed ladies and during her long residence in Watertown was always considered one of our best citizens and a lady whose acquaintance was greatly prized by her numerous friends.  Three children survive her, C. H. Jacobi, Miss Magdalena Jacobi and Mrs. Amanda Herrmann, all of this city.  Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. J. C. Rehm of the Congregational Church will conduct the funeral services at the home and the interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.




Charles Hugo Jacobi Jr., son of Charles

C. Hugo Jacobi, b. 1846, d. 1924

Jacobi & Miller



HUGO JACOBI, in group photo

A group of people posing for a photo

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Fred Miller, in chair

Frederick Weber, seated in front of Fred

Hugo Jacobi, standing in back




At the meeting of the Board of Education held last Wednesday evening the following resolution was adopted:  Resolved, That the members of this Board regret that Mr. C. H. Jacobi, the commissioner of the First ward, will not be with us during the ensuing year, the more so if the building of the new school house will be proceeded with, he having proven himself on all occasions a most valuable and painstaking member, shirking neither work or time in the performance of his official duties.                Watertown Gazette, 04 09 1909 [One month after death of mother]



08 29       C. HUGO JACOBI (1846-1924)


Jacobi & Blumenfeld (Charles Blumenfeld), 215 East Main

Insurance, real estate, steamship passage & notaries




       812 South Seventh Street

Home of C. Hugo Jacobi and Mrs. Amanda Herrmann (sister of C. Hugo)




Cross Reference:

        Leather hat box belonging to C H Jacobi





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