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Henry Jacobs was born in 1835, in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
Henry Jacobs came to America with his family in 1844, at 9 years of age.
In 1866, after roaming the South and West, the family settled in Virginia City, Montana.
Henry Jacobs had a clothing store called H. Jacobs and Co. with his partner Leopold Marks in Diamond City.
In 1876, Henry Jacobs moved to Butte and opened a new version of H. Jacobs and Co. with business partner, Herman Ganz.
H. Jacobs and Co. was one of the first mercantile establishments in this new mining town.
Henry Jacobs served as Mayor of Butte, Montana from 1879-1880.
Jacobs also served as City Treasurer and School Trustee.
Henry Jacobs was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows.
Henry Jacobs was President of the Hebrew Benevolent Association.
Henry Jacobs married Adele (1839-1928).
Henry Jacobs died in 1887.
He is buried in the B’nai Israel Cemetery in Butte.
Adele Jacobs died in 1928
- Coleman, Julie L. Golden Opportunities: A Biographical History of Montana’s Jewish Communities. Helena, Montana: SkyHouse Publishers, 1994.
- Moses Morris papers, 1894-1932. Montana Historical Society Research Center – Archives and Photographs Archives. http://188.8.131.52/archivegrid/collection/data/420247227
- Birth/Death Date information from findagrave.com
- Montana Women’s History. http://montanawomenshistory.org/using-quilts-as-a-window-into-montana-womens-history/#more-2082
Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Henry Jacobs Exhibit.
We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.