Thursday, September 20, 2007

1849 Jacoby letter

The following was sent to me by John P. Jacoby, descedent of John Jacoby, benefactor of Jacoby Church:

I don't know if I mentioned to you that I'm in possession of some items that might be of interest to your group. One is a letter from Daniel Jacoby of Marshall County, Indiana, to his brother, Michael Jacoby of Marion County, Ohio, dated December 30, 1849. In this letter, Daniel talks about his brother, John Jacoby, the person involved in creating Jacoby church and cemetery. He describes pioneer life in Marshall County and says, among other things, "Our spiritual affairs is not very good. We have not heard a sermon of our own church since Pence left here. It is true we have meeting here in Plymouth sometimes by the Methodist and sometimes by the Presbyterian but still it is not home for we like our own. I hope the time will soon come that we will be able to support a minister sufficient to preach the Gospel to us of our own church. I am not discouraged. I will serve my God while I live. Let others do as they will. For God is a prayer hearing and prayer answering. God hears and therefore I put my trust in him, and if we will never meet on earth I hope to meet you all in heaven where parting will be no more is the prayer of your most humble . . ."
I also have Daniel Jacoby's two Bibles, one in German and one in English, probably carried by him to the Jacoby church.

Thanks again for updating me, and please stay in touch.

2 comments:

Downtown Dad said...

Does anyone know the location of Marshall county's poor farm in 1860?

Downtown Dad said...

Was it near Fairmount Cemetery?