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Geschichte der Deutschen in Syracuse und Onondaga County
Nebst Kurzen Biographien
von Beamten und Hervorragenden Buergern

Jacob Gilcher
JACOB GILCHER, 1844-1906
[1.3.11.6.9.1.1]
a prominent Syracuse butcher, sausage-maker,
meat-market owner, and lover of German music.
[Photo appears on Geschichte der Deutschen, page 224.]

Links to his burial information, probate information, obituaries, and genealogy chart.
See also "How the Syracuse Liederkranz Came Into Existence"


Syracuse Union advertisement
Jacob Gilcher's usual advertisement as appeared in the Syracuse Union, the city's German-language newspaper (5 January 1882)


The Gilcher Block in Syracuse, NY
GILCHER-GEBAEUDE
The Gilcher Block (1324 Lodi)
at the corner of Butternut and Lodi Streets, Syracuse, New York.
A big four-story building with a main entrance door at the corner
surmounted by a tower of bay windows overlooking the intersection.
The top story might have been residential; the two middle stories
look like offices; the ground floor is filled with shops and storefronts.
This building was built by Jacob Gilcher.
[Photo appears on Geschichte der Deutschen, page 283.]


Biographische Skizzen


Jacob Gilcher

geboren am 28. August 1843 zu Hachenbach in der Rhein-Pfalz, besuchte in seiner Jungend die dortige Gemeinde-Schule und erlernte dann das Metzgergeschäft. Er hat den ganzen deutsch-französischen Krieg mitgemacht und zwar im 3. königl. Bayrischen Reitenden Artillerie-Regiment "Königin Mutter," welches zum 3. Armee-Corps gehörte. Aus dem Kriege zurückgekehrt, entschloss er sich zur Auswanderung nach Amerika und kam 1871 nach Syracuse, wo er seitdem gewohnt hat und ein sehr erfolgreiches Metzgergeschäft im Gilcher-Gebäude betreibt. Herr Gilcher ist Mitglied des "Liederkranz" und gehört ausserdem zum Sportsmen's Club, zur Harmonia-Loge, Lincoln-Loge und Lincoln-Lager (I.O.O.F.). In welchem Grade er das Vertrauen seiner Mitbürger gewinnt, beweist die Thatsache, dass er wiederholt als Delegat zu County-, Stadt- und Ward-Konventionen erwählt wurde. Im Jahre 1875 verheirathete er sich mit Fräulein Katharine Loos und hatte 4 Kinder, wovon noch 3 am Leben sind, nämlich: Julius O., Louise und Mathilde Gilcher. [From Geschichte der Deutschen, pages 265-266]


Jacob Gilcher, born on 28 August 1843 in Hachenbach in the Rhein-Pfalz, attended the local community-school in his youth and then learned the butcher business. During the Franco-Prussian war he was a member of the Third Bavarian cavalry, Regiment "Königin Mutter," of the Third Army Corps. After the war was over he decided to emigrate to America and then in 1871 came to Syracuse, where he has since resided and operated a very successful butcher business in the Gilcher Block. Mr. Gilcher is a member of the "Liederkranz" [German singing society] as well as of the Sportsmen's Club, the Harmonia- Loge, Lincoln-Loge, and the Lincoln Encampment of the I.O.O.F. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows]. He has won the justly-placed confidence of his fellow citizens as proved by his elections as a delegate to county, city, and ward conventions. In the year 1875 he married the former Miss Katherine Loos and has four children, of which three are now living, namely Julius O., Louise, and Mathilde Gilcher.

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