1. Johann Jakob ENGELHORN Sr. (Johann Marcus) was born 30 Jun 1807 in Altlussheim, Baden, Germany. He died 9 Jul 1880 in Lansing, Allamakee County, IA and was buried in Lansing Ridge Cemetery, Allamakee County.
Jakob immigrated with his family 2 June 1853 and arrived in Allamakee County on 23 October 1853. He purchased land on May's Prairie in Lansing Township and entered it on 26 November. Jake was instrumental in organizing the German Evangelical Congregational Church at Churchtown on Lansing Ridge. He also donated a portion of his land for a cemetery which became known as the Engelhorn Cemetery, later the Lansing Ridge Cemetery. Lansing Ridge came to be known locally as "Engelhorn Ridge" because of the number of Engelhorns who lived there and were buried there.
Jakob and Elizabetha had the following children:
+ 2 F i Marie Agnes ENGELHORN was born 6 Dec 1834 and died 15 Mar 1902. + 3 M ii Johann Mathias ENGELHORN was born 15 Dec 1835 and died 16 Apr 1896. 4 M iii Johann Thomas ENGELHORN was born 20 Feb 1838 in Altlussheim, Germany. He died 12 Dec 1854 and was buried in Lansing Ridge Cemetery, Allamakee, IA. + 5 F iv Christina Margaretha ENGELHORN was born 2 Jan 1840 and died 11 Feb 1915. 6 F v Eva Katherina ENGELHORN was born 13 Jan 1841 in Altlussheim, Germany. She died 8 Mar 1846 in Altlussheim. + 7 M vi Johannes ENGELHORN was born 13 Oct 1843 and died 23 Jun 1921. 8 vii infant ENGELHORN was born and died 13 Oct 1843 in Altlussheim. 9 M viii Georg Julius ENGELHORN was born 10 Dec 1845 in Altlussheim. He died 24 Jun 1846 in Altlussheim. + 10 M ix Johann Jakob ENGELHORN was born 4 May 1847 and died 9 Jan 1932. 11 F x Maria Katherina ENGELHORN was born 26 Jul 1849 in Altlussheim. She died 22 Dec 1849 in Altlussheim. + 12 M xi Thomas Gottlieb ENGELHORN was born 2 Nov 1850 and died 19 Jan 1917.