John Henry Jacobs
John Henry Jacobs (April 18, 1847 – 1934) was a pioneer of the sandstone industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, particularly of Jacobsville Sandstone. He owned and operated a number of sandstone quarries.
He was born in Lorain County, Ohio, on April 18, 1847. In 1885, he founded the town of Jacobsville, Michigan, which bears his name. He served as mayor of Marquette, Michigan, from 1895 to 1896. He was elected to the office 976 to 595 on the Republican Party ticket.
- Biographical record: this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan. Biographical Publishing Company. 1903. p. 410.
- Eckert, Kathryn Bishop (2000). The sandstone architecture of the Lake Superior region. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-2807-1.
- Memorial record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan. Lewis publishing company. 1895. p. 642.