Bunker Hill Jerseyville Alton Jacobys

On October 23, 1883, Casper J. Jacoby, son of Heinrich Wilhelm Jacobi and Katherine Elizabeth Juliane Peiter, settled in Bunker Hill, Illinois. It was there he started a furniture and undertaking business. In March, 1891, Casper founded a corporation (Jacoby Brothers) which included his two younger brothers, William C. and Louis C. Jacoby. The corporation also included the brothers Phillip W., and Henry C. Jacoby. On April 10, 1899, Casper purchased the furniture and undertaking business of Bauer & Co. and August Miller, located at Alton, Illinois. The Rev. Phillip Jacoby dies in St. Louis in 1899, and was buried in Brighton, Illinois. Casper made his brother, William C. the manager of the Bunker Hill store through a sale. Louis C. became the manager of the Jerseyville store. Casper moved to the Alton location and in about 1904 C. J Jacoby & Company was located at a new three story building at 627-629 East Second Street.

John Lippoldt / Father of Anna: Her family

John G. Lippoldt, a large landowner and one of the successful farmers and stock raisers of Hilyard Township, whose farm lies on sections 26 and 35, was born in Saxe-Weimar, Germany, February 2, 1825, and was one of a large family of children whose parents were Christoff and Maria (Brever) Lippoldt. They were also natives of Germany, where they grew to manhood and were married and then began their domestic life upon the farm. Thier children were all born in the Fatherland and attained to years of maturity. It was in the year 1853, that the parents crossed the Atlantic to America and settled near Jerseyville, Illinois, where Mr. Lippoldt secured a wild and unbroken tract of land from which he developed a good farm, making his home thereon until called to his final rest at the age of sixty-six years. His wife also died on the old homestead at the age of sixty-four. Both were members of the Lutheran Church and were numbered among the best citizens of the neighborhood. Their children all came to America and six are living yet. All are married and live upon farms, four being residents of Illinois, and two make their homes in Kansas.

Our subject grew to manhood in his native province and when of age began to work as a farm laborer, serving in that capacity until the spring of 1854, when he bade goodbye to family and friends and took passage upon the sailing vessel, "Herman" at Bremen. A seven week journey took him to New Orleans. From there he made his way up the MIssissippi to Alton, Illinois.With his parents already in America, John went to live with them for a while where he was joined in wedlock, later, to a Ms. Henrietta Lippodlt who had crossed the Atlantic with her future husband on the "Herman." They were distant relatives and prevented from marrying in the old country, so they both came to the United States. Henrietta was born in the same province as her husband, 13 June 1821, and is the daughter of Godfried and Christina(Neimaker) Lippoldt. Godfried and Christina and all there children came to America although at different times and locted in Jersey County near the Macoupin line. Godfried died at the age of sixty-two and his wife at the age of eighty-five.

Henrietta was the third in order of birth in a family of thirteen children. Henriette became the mother of five children-Bertha who died at the age of one; Fannie the wife of Herman Bartel, a resident farmer of Hilyard Township; Anna, wife of Casper Jacoby, Theodore who married Mary Brinkman and operates a farm in Hilyard Township; Herman at home. John and Henrietta where raised Lutheran, but Henrietta later became a Methodist. John was a staunch Democrat. The farm has been in the family since 1866. It comprises 320 acres of valuable land and in addition to this he owns and additional 160 acres." He raises a good grade of stock and the neat appearance of the place indicates the care of a thrifty manager."(taken from Portrait and Biographical Record of Macoupin County published in 1891, with some editing)