Julius Jakob came to America in 1852 at the age of 15 on the ship “Tirrel” with his brother Johann Martin, two aunts and an uncle. He was in Allamakee County in 1856 in Union Prairie township, a laborer age 20 and a resident of Iowa for three years. He applied for United States citizenship (as Jacob) on 24 May 1859. We believe he returned to Mississippi sometime before 1860, since he is not listed in the 1860 Iowa census. He may have been in Vicksburg, Mississippi working as a carpenter.
He enlisted for service in the Civil War on 5 September, 1861 in Fairfax County, Virginia, as a private in Company D, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States Army. Company D was also known as Pettus Relief of Copiah County. It was mustered into service at Hazelhurst, Mississippi on 11 March, 1861. They were Mississippi State Troops until they were sworn in to the Confederate States Army on September 5, 1861 at which time they became part of the Army of Northern Virginia. Julius was a private.
Julius J. received a gunshot wound to the scalp and was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 5 at Richmond, Virginia on 17 July 1863 and was returned to duty on 17 August, 1863. He was taken prisoner 21 August, 1864 at the Battle of Weldon Railroad near Petersbrurg, Virginia with 100 other men. He was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland from City Point, Virginia on 24 August 1864, and held prisoner there until after the war.
On taking the oath of allegiance to the United States he was released on 13 May 1865. He reported to the Provost Marshall General in Washington, DC and was furnished transportation back to Hazelhurst, Mississippi. His “transportation” consisted of an old horse which died on the way and he ended up walking most of the way from Washington to Mississippi. His cousins, Mathias, Johann Thomas and Johann Konrad, fought for the North.
Julius was a carpenter and worked for the Illinois Central and Southern Pacific railroads after the war. He was in McComb, Mississippi in 1880. The family moved to New Orleans from McComb in about 1889.
At the time of his death, due to cerebrospinal softening, he had been living in New Orleans for “about” 20 years.
Julius married Victoria Palestine HALES, daughter of W. M. HALES and Susan, on 30 Apr 1867 in Summit, Mississippi. Victoria was born 4 Nov 1849 in Summit. She died of pneumonia 13 Dec 1934 in New Orleans and was buried 14 Dec 1934 in New Orleans.
She applied for a Confederate Widow's pension June 1, 1925. At that time she was living at 2709 Carondelet St., New Orleans, Louisiana.
At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter (“Aunt Mae”) in New Orleans.
They had eight children:
Jules, as he was known, was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad in New Orleans. He never married, possibly lived with his mother.
Charles worked for the Illinois Central Railroad in New Orleans, was married but had no children. In 1920 he was an inmate in the New Orleans “Home for the Incurables.”
Mae married (1) Gordon Dodson SWIFT. Gordon was born 6 Aug 1884 in Paducah, Kentucky. He died 8 Nov 1914 in New Orleans and was buried 10 Nov 1914 in New Orleans.
Mae also married (2) Warren James BAILEY. Warren was born in Rome, NY. He died 14 Mar 1931 in New Orleans and was buried in Rome, Oneida County, New York.
Warren Bailey was an embalmer and worked at several funeral homes in New Orleans.
Louis Edward was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad and went to Fort Worth, Texas. They were living in Yoakum, Texas in 1898-1899. He evidently went by the name Ed since that is how he signed letters to his mother.
Louis was killed in a railroad accident in Texas on 9 May, 1899 and was buried in his father's vault in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans.
Edward married Bertha HALL about 1890 - 1895 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Bertha was born Apr 1870 in Texas. She died 1934.
They had one child:
William Thomas Engelhorn was a yardmaster for the Illinois Central Railroad in New Orleans for 40 years. He was a member of Henry Moore Lodge No. 211, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Will married Mary FINN, daughter of John FINN and Mary FISHER, on 20 Sep 1893 in New Orleans. Mary was born about 1875 in New Orleans. She died 1 Aug 1949 in New Orleans and was buried 2 Aug 1949 in New Orleans.
Mary was a member of Victory Lodge No. 618 and Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
They had four children:
Hugh Lee was the only one of the brothers who did not work for the railroad.
Hugh Lee was known as Lee or “Papa Lee”. He “worked in factories,” particularly a soap factory for the Palmolive Co. His mother says that when he was born he was so little she put him in a cigar box. He always said he was raised in the toughest neighborhood in town.
He got a job selling hats for Lazard's, a top men's clothing store. On Sundays he pitched for their baseball team. He apparently got a better offer from Stevens, Inc. which had a team that was coming on strong. He was in charge of the hat department and buyer. They sold Dobbs hats and he was known as “Lee, the Hat Man” and had a big following among “all the big wheels”, and made money on stock market tips.
Hugh Lee was evidently a fairly well-known baseball pitcher. Fred Digby, the dean of New Orleans sportswriters, said he had the biggest round house curve he had ever seen. Lee got a job with the old Cotton States League (“a real fast league”) and then advanced to the Southern League. “I saw him pitch one Sunday... ...The place was packed and you never saw such betting and enthusiasm.” Papa Lee was a hero to the fans.
He was a member of Stonehenge Grove No. 28, U.A.O.D.
Hugh married Carrie Edwige HEREFORD, daughter of Charles HEREFORD and Edwige MAZARETTE, on 24 Jan 1905 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carrie was born about 1883 in New Orleans.
They had two children:
Ruth worked for the Red Cross and lived in Atlanta, Georgia. She died in an automobile accident in Atlanta and was buried in New Orleans in the Engelhorn lot at Greenwood Cemetery.
Ruth married Adolph Taylor BAUMGARTNER. Adolph was born about 1904 in New Orleans. He died 19 Jun 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia and was buried 21 Sep 1960 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
Adolph was a native of New Orleans and was manager of the Glidden Company in Atlanta for 27 years. He was a former president of the Atlanta Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association.
Helen married Pat CARROLL before 1915 in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi.
They had one child:
Hollis was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad in New Orleans.
Hollis married Elsie Anna MORGAN, daughter of John MORGAN and Katherine BROWN, on 12 Dec 1918 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Elsie was born 15 Mar 1895 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She died 22 Sep 1964 in New Orleans.
Elsie was a private detective in New Orleans and a store detective in D.H. Holmes Store.
Elsie Ann, was a widow with one son, Vernon Peter Paul, adopted by Hollis.
They had the following three children:
Edna married John Edward BOYD about 1920 - 1923 in Corpus Christi, Texas. John was born 11 Jul 1892 in Dickinson, Texas. He died 7 Dec 1952 in Odem, Texas.
John Edward Boyd worked for Railway Express.
They had one child:
John, known as Jack, began work for the railroad while still in high school and worked as clerk, cashier and agent for the Missouri Pacific RR (now Union Pacific) for more than 43 years.
John married Alice Faye INCE on 5 Jan 1946 in Odem, Texas. Alice was born 4 Jan 1928 in Taft, Texas.
Ethel married (1) John YOUNG about 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Nothing is known about John Young, he abandoned his family about 1922 or 1923 and contact was never sought.
They had two children:
William married Maxine SHERMAN.
Louis married Gloria PETTY on 23 Dec 1942 in New Orleans.
Ethel also married (2) Percy Philip WHITE.
He was a grain inspector and lived the last 17 years of his life in Houston.
William married (1) Irene PORCHE. Irene was born about 1899 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She died 26 Oct 1929 in New Orleans and was buried 27 Oct 1929 in New Orleans.
They had one child:
Mercer married Florine Gladys QUADE before 1951. Florine was born 25 Nov 1927. She died 4 Apr 2007 in Cypress, Texas. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and worked as a registrar at the University of Houston.
William also married (2) Dora Nagel PUSCH. Dora was born 27 May 1896. She died May 1985 in Tomball, Texas.
Lillian married Ernest L. FISCHER. Ernest was born about 1896. He died 7 Sep 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was buried 7 Sep 1964 in New Orleans. They had three children:
Hereford Edward “Eddie” Engelhorn Sr attended public schools in New Orleans and graduated from S.J. Peters High School in 1929. He was an honor student in English in high school, boxed on teams for the Moose and Elks Lodges, played in the New Orleans tennis championship finals, was a Boy Scout, and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in New Orleans.
Eddie was a self-taught musician and played the saxophone and clarinet. From July of 1929 to 1934 he was a reporter for Sullivan Trade News Service in New Orleans. In 1934 he began playing with Frank Silver's band in Orange, Texas and then with such bands as Sharkey, Santo Pecora, Tony Almerica, Pete Fountain, Pete Herman, and others in New Orleans' French Quarter and on the road. He had his own band in Pensacola, Florida for one year at the Magnolia Club in Fort Walton Beach and at Duncan's in Valparaiso. Between December 1937 and 1939 he was a musician on ships of the United Fruit Co., mainly on the S.S. Sixaola. He was a member of New Orleans Local 174-496 of the Musicians Protective Union, Gulf Coast Jazz Society, New Orleans Jazz Club, National Shorthand Reporters Association, Bay Waveland Yacht Club, and Diamondhead Country Club.
Beginning in March 1939, Eddie was successively employed in New Orleans as an assistant office manager and chief clerk for the W.P.A., supervisor of stores and records for Delta Shipbuilders, musical instrument salesman for Grunwalds, assistant personnel manager for Higgins Shipyard, and self-employed as a building and painting contractor.
In 1948 he and his family moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where he worked as a legal secretary, manager and treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce, Clerk of the Courts, Court Reporter, theater manager for the Legion Theater in Gulfport, reporter for the Seacoast Echo, and was in business for himself as a commercial photographer and recorder. In 1963 he became sports editor and photographer for the Seacoast Echo Newspaper and sportswriter for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
Eddie served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for four years and received an honorable discharge on 5 May, 1933.
Eddie married (1) Melvina Clare MOREL, daughter of Raoul MOREL and Gladys BERTRAND, on 21 Jan 1934 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The marriage ended in divorce. Melvina was born 16 Feb 1916 in New Orleans. She died 14 Jul 2002 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
After she and Eddie separated she worked in the office of the East Baton Rouge Clerk of the court, where she advanced to the position of Deputy Clerk at the time of her retirement. She then worked for Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge for about ten years before retiring again.
They had two children:
The coroner ruled death was due to coronary heart failure brought on by stress and anxiety about the severe weather and flooding associated with tropical storm Isidore. Water up to six feet deep covered the road to his home. Flood waters kept rescue workers from reaching him for three hours after the family called for help. Authorities reached the home by boat and the family was taken out in a 5-ton truck from the Harrison County sheriff's department. Donald died before help arrived.
Don married (1) Rose Ann KINGSTON. Rose was born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Don also married (2) Shirley Jane DUMLER on 16 Aug 1965 in Hessville, Indiana. Shirley was born 5 Aug 1939 in Lansing, Illinois.
Hereford Edward Jr (“Buddy”) attended public and parochial elementary schools and Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, Louisiana. He won school spelling contests, was an English Honor student, won swimming medals, participated in track and field and played football for Bay High School. He was a Boy Scout and an altar boy at his church.
Buddy enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 4 April, 1956. He served on the USS Joyce and the USS Ozbourne and served in the Caribbean, at Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Islands and the Far East. In 1958 he participated in the atomic testing at Eniwetok Atoll with Operation Hardtack, Task Group 7.3.
He was honorably discharged from active duty on 5 May, 1959 and from the Naval Reserve on 3 April, 1962.
He completed four courses in the L.S.U. extension service program in Law Enforcement and Social Welfare and attended Police Academy training. Following graduation from the Police Academy on 2 February, 1960, became a patrol officer. He worked in the Juvenile and Detention Divisions as undercover investigator of juvenile gangs and narcotics. He also worked part time for Southern Research Co. in industrial and security investigations.
In 1968 he was assigned to the Traffic Division of the Baton Rouge Police Department. In that same year he left the Traffic Division to join the Detective Division for nine years. Another one year course at L.S.U. in Police Management was followed by assignment as Chief of the Police Intelligence squad for six years and later as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police for two years. The last few years before retirement in 1988 Buddy was captain in charge of the Communications Division and Executive Assistant to the chief.
Buddy's main hobby interest was in Citizen's Band radio; call sign - KOR 8041. Other interests included hunting, fishing, boating, travel, music and Civil War history.
Buddy married Geneva Irene PICKETT, daughter of Felix Franklin PICKETT and Frances Ann SMITH, on 14 Jan 1961 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Geneva was born 25 Dec 1943 in Baton Rouge.
Ruth married (1) Floyd Eugene WHITAKER on 6 Jan 1970 in Woodville, Mississippi. The marriage ended in divorce. Floyd was born 4 Sep 1953 in Beaumont, Texas.
Ruth also married (2) Paul David WAGUESPACK on 8 Feb 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul was born 19 Jul 1951 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Joseph Chester did not marry, his untimely death was due to an accidental fall in a bathtub.
Eddie also married (2) Marion COLLEN about 1975. Marion was born 29 Apr 1913. She died 26 Jun 1988 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and was buried in Bay St. Louis.
Marion was a retired administrator of medical records at University of Chicago Hospital after 39 years of service. She was a member of Diamondhead Ladies Golf Club and Diamondhead Country Club in Bay St. Louis.
Vernon was a son of Hollis' wife by a previous marriage, adopted by Hollis. Vernon attended public elementary schools and was very active in Boy Scouts. He played varsity football and graduated from Samuel J. Peters High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and while serving in Italy was captured and imprisoned in Stalag 7A. After discharge in 1945 he became a customs broker, a job which he held for over 40 years.
Vernon married Thelma Rita JASTRAM, daughter of Henry JASTRAM and Rita A. GAUTREAUX, on 8 Oct 1933 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Thelma was born 12 Mar 1915 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. She died 23 Jan 1998 in Chalmette, Louisiana.
They had one child:
Robert served in the U.S. Army as Specialist 5th Class in the Army Security Agency from 1954 to 1957. He has been employed as an Executive Account Agent for Delta Airlines.
Marita was employed by the Department of Agriculture for 17 years. In 1978 she retired and was a home maker whose hobbies were sewing and gardening.
Marita married Gerard John MILLER, son of Frank MILLER and Josephine BELSOM, on 12 Jan 1945 in New Orleans Louisiana. Gerard was born 3 Oct 1923 in New Orleans He died 19 Jan 1980.
They had two children:
Beverly married Sidney Menge PREVOST, son of Thomas Antoine PREVOST Sr. and Patricia MENGE, on 16 Aug 1969 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Sidney was born 29 Dec 1944 in New Orleans.
Gerard married Catherine HOF, daughter of Dominie HOF and Evelyn HAYDEL, on 20 Nov 1971 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Catherine was born 17 Oct 1948 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Edward Ronald, known as Ed, attended Holy Name of Jesus School and Frontier High School in New Orleans. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 21 August, 1948. He was stationed at various posts around the US, serving on the staffs of reserve units at Camp Lejuene, NC and Jackson, Mississippi. He served with the 1st Marine Division just north of Danang, Vietnam from July 1969 to June 1970. He retired from the Corps on 1 April, 1971 with the rank of Master Sergeant after 22 years of active service. In 1978 he was Assistant State Service Officer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Jackson, Mississippi. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and outdoor sports, “except baseball”.
Edward married (1) Frances Ella POCHE on 12 Oct 1951 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The marriage ended in divorce. Frances was born 3 Mar 1931 in New Orleans.
They had three children:
Edward also married (2) Chesteen COOK on 22 Dec 1966 in Alabama. She was born 5 Jun 1931 in Rankin County, Mississippi.
They had one child:
Karen married Tommy R. HUFF on 21 Jun 1985 in Jackson, Mississippi. Tommy was born 24 Aug 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi.