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22. Jakob Josef Kolb2,3,4,5,6 was born on 24 Jul 1821 in Kapfelberg (Nr.43), Bavaria, Germany. He emigrated on 25 Apr 1852 from Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany. He immigrated on 18 Jun 1852 to New York, New York, NY. Immigration listing at Dodge County Courthouse. Folder AZ 1857 He died on 26 Dec 1900 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Death Record. Jacob Kolb, a white caucasian male, Laborer, age 79 years, 5 mos, and 1 day. His father was Joseph H. Kolb, born in Bavaria; his mother was Theresa, also born in Bavaria. He was born in Bavaria, he was married to Francis Kolb; his date of birth is July 25, 1821. He died Dec. 26, 1900 at his home in Beaver Dam, of Brights disease of the Kidneys, which he had for one year. He was never a soldier or sailor; He is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, funeral arrangements were provided by J. McKinstry and Son; Date of burial permit is Dec. 27, 1900. Burial permit #12.

DIED - KOLB - At his home on Madison street, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26th, of old age and general debility, Jacob Kolb, aged 79 years, 5 months and 1 day. Jacob Kolb was born in Kaffelberg, Bavaria, July 25, 1821. He came to America, in 1852, arriving in the village of Beaver Dam, June 24th of that year. A few months later he moved to the town of Beaver Dam, where he resided until 1875, when he removed to this city and where he lived until his demise. Mr. Kolb was one of the pioneers of Dodge County, a faithful member of St. Peter's Church since its organization, and an honored member of St. Joseph's Society, for the past 30 years, under whose auspices the funeral will be held from St. Peter's Church at 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, Friday. As a neighbor and citizen he was highly esteemed and his many acquaintances will mourn, with his widow; one son Andrew Kolb of this city and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Geschel, of Nora Springs, Iowa, and Mrs. Anton Eisenbarth of St. Benedict, Iowa. There are also thirty-five grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren who survive him.
Beaver Dam Argus Thursday December 27, 1900 Page 5.

Dodge County Pionier, Friday, 4 Jan 1901, page 5.- The 79 year old Jacob Kolb from Beaver Dam died on the 26th of December and was buried on Friday from St. Peter's Catholic Church.
He was buried on 28 Dec 1900 in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Location a-06-07 He was Sechzehntelbauer & Steinbrucharbeiter. He was Roman Catholic. Parish of Kapfelberg records show parents as Josef and Therese, living in Kapfelberg(Nr. 43) at the time of Jacob's birth. Nr.43 is the address of the farm, which was created around 1800. The wedding form shows Jacob as a 1/16 farmer, this being a very small farm, same as his father. There is no reference to his parents being deceased at the time of his marriage.

Jacob was the son of Franz and Anna Mary Kolb, being born at the Kolb Homestead in Kapfelberg, Bavaria. Franz was killed in a stone quarry when Jacob was six years of age(circa 1827). Jacob's mother, Anna, being a poor widow, had little means to support her family. Jacob was taken to a farmer friend of the family and at the age of six and one-half years herded cattle and sheep. As he became older he advanced to a hired man on the farm and worked at that occupation until he was twenty-six years of age. After the death of his mother he raised his younger brother and took over the homestead.
In the year 1847, Jacob was married to Mary Anna Koebler of Gundelhausen. They made their home at the homestead at Kapfelberg and Jacob took a job at the stone quarry where his father had been killed. It was difficult for Jacob to make a living for his wife and three children so they decided to emigrate to America. Jacob disposed of the homestead and on April 25, 1852, he started for America with his family which consisted of his wife and three small children:-Mary(Eisenbarth), Anna(Geschel) and Jacob. They made the trip to Bremen by bus and by rail to take a small sailboat to New York where they landed after a journey of fifty-two days on the ocean! After a short rest, they started west to Detroit on a boat, changed boats and journeyed on to Chicago, then to Milwaukee by rail, then to Beaver Dam by ox team. They arrived in Beaver Dam June 24, 1852, at the property of Mr. Ackerman, which is now the Swan City Park. They found a log house where they could stay until Jacob found some work. He was fortunate in having an opportunity to take up forty acres of land just across the lake, a little over one mile from the town. The land had a log house on it. By repairing it a little, he made a home out of it for his family. He gathered up more land which joined his, making a good sized farm. Three more children were added to the family during these years;- Andrew, Joseph, and Rosina. Joseph died in infancy and Rosina at the age of nine. In the spring of 1866 Jacob decided to put up a new house for which he got the lumber during the winter from Fond du Lac. The house was almost ready when Mary, his wife, became ill. She died June 25, 1866. Jacob, being quite discouraged and lonely, decided to visit his native land. On February 7, 1867, he started on his journey. Arriving at his old home town he found everything strange and himself a stranger. He was not happy so he didn't stay long. He came back to Beaver Dam on June 20, 1867, bringing with him a lady, Franciska Schwanke, from Kelkeim, Bavaria, Germany. They were united in marriage July 4, 1867. They continued to live on the farm until April 1, 1875. Jacob then retired and moved to 420 Madison Street, Beaver Dam, where he lived until his death. Jacob was a faithful member of St. Peter's Church and an organizer to it. He was also a member of St. Joseph's and St. Peter's Benevolent Society.
-The descendants of George and Barbara Geschel-Beaver Dam, WI and Bavaria, Germany. 1962 Daisy Gashel.

How about a mystery Kolb?
Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, March 18, 1926, page 5.
Death Claims Former Resident at Mason City
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kolb, Mrs. Anton Glassman and Mr. William Miller left Monday morning for Mason City, Ia., where they were called by the death of Mrs. Andrew Kolb, a former resident of this city and a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kolb. Mrs. Kolb was about thirty-three years of age. She had recently undergone an operation at a hospital in Mason City for goitre and did not recover from its effects. She was born at Spring Brook, Wis., and in January of 1916, was united in marriage to Mr. Jacob Kolb of this city. They made their home here for several years and then went to Mason City to reside, which place had since been their home.

Jakob Josef Kolb and Mary Anna Kobler were married on 26 Mar 1846 in Kapfelberg(Kelheim), Bavaria, Germany. Mary Anna Kobler2 (daughter of Josef Kobler and Anna Maria Amann) was born on 11 Jan 1821 in Gundelshausen, Bavaria, Germany. She died on 25 Jun 1866 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. She was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Jakob Josef Kolb and Mary Anna Kobler had the following children:

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Anna Maria Kolb was born on 15 Aug 1840 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany. She died on 22 Aug 1840 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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Mary Kolb.

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Stillborn Boy Kolb was born on 15 Mar 1847 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany. He died on 15 Mar 1847 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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Stillborn Girl Kolb was born on 28 Apr 1848 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany. She died on 28 Apr 1848 in Kapfelberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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Anna Kolb.

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Jacob Kolb.

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Andrew Joseph Kolb.

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Joseph Kolb was born in 1856 in Wisconsin. He died in 1860.

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Rosina Kolb was born on 10 Jul 1859 in Wisconsin. She died on 25 Aug 1868 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. The Dodge County Citizen, Thursday, August 27, 1868, page 3

"FATAL ACCIDENT -- On Tuesday morning a boy about 14 years old, son of Jacob Kolb, who resides on the west side of Beaver Dam lake, just opposite the city, went down to the water to shoot some ducks. But for some reason or other the gun failed to go off.-- He returned to the house with it still loaded, and in some careless handling of it, trying to find out what was the matter, it went off and lodged the whole charge of duck shot in the back of his little sister's head, killing her instantly. The girl was about nine years old." She was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. 9 yr 1 mo 15 da

Jakob Josef Kolb and Francis Schwantz(Schwank) were married on 4 Jul 1867 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Francis Schwantz(Schwank)7 was born on 18 Feb 1838 in Kleheim, Bavaria, Germany. She died on 22 Aug 1911 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Obit - KOLB - At her home, 442 Madison Street, on Tuesday, August 22, 1911, Mrs. Frances Kolb, aged 73 years, 6 months and 4 days. Deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Frances Schwank, was born in Kleheim, Bavaria, on February 18, 1838, and came to America on June 25, 1867. On July 4th, following, she was united in marriage to Mr. Jacob Kolb, who died about ten years ago. She had no children. Her health has been failling since the death of her husband. Her funeral was held from St. Peter's church at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, and burial was in St. Peter's cemetery.
Beaver Dam Argus Thursday August 25, 1911 Page 5. She was buried on 24 Aug 1911 in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Information from Genevieve Miller Mahoney specifies that the wife of Jacob Kolb is Frances (Mary) Schwantz, born Feb 18, 1838, died Aug 22 1911. Her father is Joseph Schwantz.