Jacob Romeis

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Jacob Romeis
Jacob Romeis.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by Frank H. Hurd
Succeeded by William E. Haynes
Mayor of Toledo, Ohio
In office
Preceded by William W. Jones
Succeeded by Jacob W. Scheets
Personal details
Born (1835-12-01)December 1, 1835
Bavaria, Germany
Died March 8, 1904(1904-03-08) (aged 68)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery
Political party Republican

Jacob Romeis (December 1, 1835 – March 8, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Weisenbach, Bavaria, Germany, Romeis attended the village schools. Immigrated in 1847 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Erie County, New York, and attended the public and select schools of Buffalo, New York. He engaged in the shipping business and railroading. He moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1856.

Romeis was elected to the board of aldermen of the city of Toledo in 1874. He was reelected in 1876 and served as president of the board in 1877. He served as mayor of Toledo 1879-1885.

Romeis was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress. He engaged in fruit growing near Toledo.

He died in Toledo, Ohio, March 8, 1904. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank H. Hurd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1885–March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
William E. Haynes