5525 South Aberdeen Chicago


Chester A. Jacoby Sr., the youngest of Annie and Philip Carl Jacobi, married Mayme Robinson, daughter of C.C. Robinson, moved off the farm in Western Mound, Macoupin County, Illinois, and went to work first as a fireman and then as an engineer for the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroad in Chicago. The house was located at 5525 South Aberdeen, Chicago, Illinois. The Jacoby's had three sons: Chick Jr., Charles, and William. All three sons graduated from St. Ignatius High School. Chick Jr. was a baseball player who played in the White Sox minor league system at Wisconsin Rapids. Charles (Chuck) would go on to be an All-American at Indiana University as a running back, and later played professional football with the Chicago Rockets in the All American Football league( 1945-1946). Chuck played in two All Star Games in Soldier Field (44 and 46). He took a kick off against the Chicago Bears and went 101 yards to score (it was called back for a holding penalty). William (Bill) Jacoby was an outstanding high school athlete who later coached many championship football teams at Mt. Carmel High School. Bill is a member of the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame.
Chick and Kay Jacoby , had two sons Daniel Andrew and William Robert. They have four grandchildren: William Charles and Gina Marie (William Robert and Nancy Jacoby) , and Elizabeth Ann and Kathleen Marie (Patricia and Daniel Andrew Jacoby). Charles and Peggy Antil Jacoby had two children, Diane and Charles Philip . William and Geri Jung Jacoby had two daughters, Lisa Reeder and Cathy Conroy.
Chick Jr. made a living selling insurance for the New York Life Insurance Company and farming in Macoupin County, Illinois. He was a lifelong quail and duck hunter. Chuck Jacoby work many years as a general managerand later vice president of Fruehof Trailer Company and retired to Palm Springs, California.Bill Jacoby recieved his Master's degree in English from DePaul University. Bill was first Jacoby to earn a Master's degree in the family. Bill would teach and coach at Mt. Carmel High School, Chicago. He would later teach at Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, Illinois, for thirty-five years. He is retired and lives in Palos Park, Illinois. Bill and Geri have four grandchildren, Lauren and Eric Reeder, and Cole and Claire Conroy.
Chick Jacoby Jr served in the United States Navy in World War Two. He took part in the invasions at Tarawa and Pelilu (where he and many thousands of Marines were pinned down on the beach by murderous Japanese machinegun fire for days).. He served on the U.S.S. San Antonio. Chuck Jacoby served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and took part in the peace talks at Pan Mon Jon. Chuck was also in counterintelligence.
Chick Jacoby Jr. married Kathleen Winkle. Kathleen Winkle was an accomplished Irish Step Dancer. She was the Illinois State Champion Irish dancer and was named the World Champion Irish Dancer at the 1934 Worlds Fair. While at the World's Fair she danced with Peter Bolton the All Ireland Irish Step Dancing Champion. She also danced with Donald O' Connor who later starred in movies with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Kay tried to teach her oldest son, Daniel, how to dance but he was given two left feet and an unfortunate lack of enthusiasm.