Saturday, January 25, 2014

#52 Ancestors - Week #4 - Emma Folscher Jacobs

Emma Folscher Jacobs

 Emma Folscher, b. 2 February 1905 in Monmouth County, New Jersey to Ernest Folscher and Elizabeth Elsie Close Folscher (still researching her). She was one of five children. She grew up in Rural Monmouth County.

In 1927 at the age of 23 she married Fredrick Jacobs.  In 1928 they had their first son Frederick Jacobs (week #1 Ancestor). In 1930 they were still living in Brooklyn, NY(source: 1930 Census). In 1935 they had their second son Russell Jacobs and were living in Babylon, NY. (source: 1940 Census). They lived there in 1940 and in 1941 their third son Ernest R. Jacobs was born. Fredrick died on 10 Oct 1924 in Babylon, NY and is buried at the Long Island National Cemetery.  Once her husband died and was buried, her eldest son worked and did his best to keep the family together. However, she was unable to cope with the loss of her husband and her mother. She had an infant of only a year old and a five year old son and her thirteen year old son at this point, she was institutionalized. She stayed in this facility until her death on 6 October 1995. She is buried in Van Liew Cemetery in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Pictured Frederick Jacobs (son), Emma Folsche Jacobs (mother) and Ernest Jacobs (son) kneeling.

#52 Ancestors -Week #3- Fredrick Jacobs

I am probably most excited about this ancestor. He was elusive for a very long time and part of "family folklore" but here goes.
Fredrick Jacobs, father, son, grandfather not so much.
Fredrick was born on 21 July 1894 to William and Nettie(might not be Nettie still searching there) Jacobs, in Manhattan, New York.  As far as I can tell he had one brother, William H. Jacobs. His father didn't live to be very old and died about 1912 at age 52. They lived in Manhattan until he was 16 (source 1900 & 1910 Us Census). In 1915 they moved to Brooklyn, NY where he enlisted in the Army in 1918. (sources 1915 NY Census & New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 Record.) He was overseas for a few months and then was discharged in 1919. In 1920, he moved to Brooklyn, NY and he was 20 years old. In 1927 at the age of 33 he married Emma Folsche, b. 2 February 1905 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  In 1928 they had their first son Frederick Jacobs (week #1 Ancestor). In 1930 they were still living in Brooklyn, NY(source: 1930 Census). In 1935 they had their second son Russell Jacobs and were living in Babylon, NY. (source: 1940 Census). They lived there in 1940 and in 1941 their third son Ernest R. Jacobs was born. Fredrick died on 10 Oct 1924 in Babylon, NY and is buried at the Long Island National Cemetery.
I do have pictures of Fred, lots of them thanks to a cousin. He had three boys, only one truly got to know him and his death caused not only pain for the grieving family but a lifetime of loss for so many. As the saying goes in our family, the men don't live long but the women live forever. I am hoping to obtain the death certificate soon to find the cause of death. All three of his sons are gone now. Their wives are still here, and all of them are sorely missed.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#52 Ancestors -Week #2- William Weber

William Charles Weber was my great grandfather who was born on 22 Jul 1894 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Frederick Herman Weber and Harriet "Kate" Stone(s). At age 6 he lived in Jersey City Ward 10, Hudson County, New Jersey with his parents (Source: 1900 US Census) By 1910 his father Fred has passed away and his mother Kate had remarried to Daniel Miler b.about 1854. Which for a long time was a mystery as to where he went. At age 16 in 1910 he, his siblings and his mother had moved to Jersey City Ward 12, Jersey City, New Jersey. where his is listed as a step-son on the 1910 Census. (source: 1910 US Census).
 His siblings were Edgar Charles Weber, Edith A. Weber, John Albert Weber, and Harry Miller and Evelyn Miller. 

In 1912 he married Elizabeth Sullivan, he was  20 and she was 17. By 1920 they were living in Jersey City, New Jersey in the 5th Ward (Source:1920 Census) with their daughter Harriet who was 6 at the time. William Weber was 25 and Elizabeth was 24. They were living with her brother Leo Sullivan 23 and her step brother James Whalen 46. They lived in Jersey City until approximately 1942 when Elizabeth died. They had one child a year but only two survived. Harriet and Elizabeth Frances. When Elizabeth Frances was 13 in 1942  prior to her 14th birthday her mother passed away.  I was told at some point before I was born, both sisters, their father and their families all lived in the same house on Parva Pl in Cliffwood Beach. 

William Weber was 69 when he passed away on  7 Sep 1963 in Keyport, New Jersey.
His obit:
WILLIAM C. WEBER CLIFFWOOD BEACH - William C. Weber, 69, of 160 Parva PI., died suddenly at his home Saturday. Born in Jersey City, he was the son of the late Frederick and Kate Stone Weber. His wife was the late Elizabeth Sullivan Weber. A longshoreman, he was member of Local 306, Hoboken. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Brooksbank arid Mrs. Frederick Jacobs of Cliffwood Beach; three brothers, Edgar and John Weber of Jersey City and Harry Miller of Rutherford; one sister, Miss Evelyn Miller, Jersey City, and five grandchildren. Services are under the direction of. the Day Funeral Home, Keyport.   

Birth Certificate, listed below:

1900 Census :Year: 1900; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 1, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: 976; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240976

1910 Census: Year: 1910; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 6, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T624_890; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0125; FHL microfilm: 1374903

1920 Census: Year: 1920; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1044; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 632

1930 Census: Year: 1930; Census Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: 1355; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0156; Image: 865.0; FHL microfilm: 2341090

1940 Census: Year: 1940; Census Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2409; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 24-272

"New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. Number: 151-09-5093; Issue State: New Jersey; Issue Date: Before 1951

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

Webber Mystery

Neat little mystery: Richard and Louisa are my 3rd great grandparents on my mother's side. I am trying to figure out why all of these people would be in the same house? Are they related?

John Kennedy in household of Richard Webber, "United States Census, 1870"

Name: John Kennedy
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1868-1869
Birthplace: New York
Page Number: 90
Household ID: 660
Line Number: 28
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000552481
Digital Folder Number: 004274936
Image Number: 00170
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Richard Webber M 40 W├╝rttemberg
Louisa Webber F 30 W├╝rttemberg
Annie Webber F 9 New York
Richard Webber M 7 New York
Frederick Webber M 5 New York
Minny Webber F 2 New York
Sarah Mcguire F 50 Ireland
Peter Mcguire M 21 New York
William Kennedy M 26 England
Mary Kennedy F 24 New York
Sarah Kennedy F 3 New York
John Kennedy M 1 New York       

Sunday, January 5, 2014

#52 Ancestors - Week #1 Frederick Richard Jacobs

Frederick Richard Jacobs was born 30 Jun 1928 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. His social security number was 080-xx-xxx2. Born to Fredrick Jacobs and Emma Folscher who were married 20 Sept 1927, he was the oldest of three boys. His brother's were Russell Charles Jacobs b. 20 March 1935 and Ernest Robert Jacobs b. 15 Sept 1941. At age 2 he lived in Brooklyn, New York (source:1930 United States Federal Census). At age 7 & 11 he lived in Babylon, New York (source: 1940 United States Federal Census).
As the story goes, he would go to the Cliffwood Beach Pool each summer in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey and there he met his future wife Elizabeth F. Weber b. 17 May 1926.  Their first date was walking around the beer factory in Jersey City, NJ and he was so much taller than her that he was walking and left her in the dust. They were married on 17 July 1955 (sorce: Elizabeth "Betty" F. Jacobs obituary). They had three girls. Prior to his death 24 July 1984, he was a jazz musician by night playing the drums and a fork lift operator by day. He was an amazing grandfather to three grandchildren and terrific father to his daughters. His obituary, posted in the Red Bank Registar on 25 July 1984 reads as follows:

Frederick R. Jacobs

ABERDEEN -Frederick Richard Jacobs. 56. of Parva Place, died yesterday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Brooklyn. N Y  he resided in Woodbridge until moving here 26 years ago. Before retiring in 1981. Mr. Jacobs was a forklift operator at Bird and Son Roofing Materials, Perth Amboy. For 35 years He was a member of Musician's Local 373. Woodbridge. and a US Army veteran of the Korean War

Surviving are his wife. Elizabeth Weber Jacobs, his mother, Mrs. Emma Jacobs of Perth Amboy three daughters Mary Beth Peterson and Debra Jacobs, both here and Kathleen Jacobs of Stockton. Calif, two brothers, Ernest of South Bound Brook, and Russell of California; and three grandchildren. The Day Funeral Home inKeyport, is in charge of arrangements.

On a personal note: I remember Grandpa Jacobs driving Grandma to work at the Revlon factory with the three of us grand-kids in the back seat and we would practice reading signs and counting in our terrible Spanish. 
One time he went to my house to find my bathing suit so I could go swimming at the babysitters house. 
My first word was french fry because Grandpa would always steal them from me.

#52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

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