Henry Jacobs: the First Elected Mayor of Butte, Montana, 1879-1880

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Henry Jacobs, First Mayor of Butte, Montana

Henry Jacobs, First Mayor of Butte, Montana

Henry Jacobs

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Henry Jacobs was born in 1835, in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.


Along the way

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.


Butte, Montana

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

Home of Henry Jacobs, Butte Montana, today

Home of Henry Jacobs, Butte Montana, today




Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Henry Jacobs Exhibit.

We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.


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