John Henry Jacobs

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John Henry Jacobs (April 18, 1847 – 1934) was a pioneer of the sandstone industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,[1] particularly of Jacobsville Sandstone. He owned and operated a number of sandstone quarries.[2]

He was born in Lorain County, Ohio, on April 18, 1847.[3] In 1885, he founded the town of Jacobsville, Michigan, which bears his name.[4] He served as mayor of Marquette, Michigan, from 1895 to 1896.[5] He was elected to the office 976 to 595 on the Republican Party ticket.[6]

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  1. ^ Eckert, p. 31
  2. ^ Biographical, p. 405.
  3. ^ Memorial, p. 610.
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1973). Michigan place names. Wayne State University Press. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6. 
  5. ^ Biographical, p. 406-7.
  6. ^ Memorial, p. 612.

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