JACOB NAUMAN, deceased, was born at Wiebelskirchen Kreis Ottweiler, near the Rhine, Prussia, July 4, 1832, and was the son of Jacob and Sophia C. Nauman. He was educated in his native country and was employed as a teller in a bank till 1852, when he emigrated from Germany to America, and located at Clinton, Ohio. He was employed at Clinton as merchant's clerk till the breaking out of the late war, when he enlisted, Aug. 22, 1862, as a private of Co. G, 120th Ohio Vol. Inf. He participated in the capture of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Jackson, and other engagements, and was in active service till Oct. 28, 1863, when he was detailed on recruiting service in Ohio. The remainder of his term of enlistment was spent in recruiting and in escorting recruits to their regiments in the South. He was mustered out July 7, 1865, receiving an honorable discharge.
Our subject was married at Marshallville, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1866, to Miss Catharine Keck, daughter of David and Sarah Keck. Mrs. Nauman was born at Marshallville, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1839. They have six children, four daughters and two sons, all of whom were born in Blairstown, Iowa, except the eldest, who was born in Marshallville, Ohio. Elmer D., the eldest, was born April 22, 1867; Alice L., June 4, 1869; Emma Odessa, Oct. 3, 1871; Sarah M., Oct. 15, 1874; Charles Jacob, May 19, 1879; Martha A., March 7, 1882. Mr. Nauman made Marshallville his home till 1869, when he emigrated to Iowa, locating at Blairstown, Benton County, where he engaged in the hardware trade, and continued in that business till his fatal illness. His death occurred May 18, 1883. His widow survives him, and with her children resides at Blairstown. Mr. Nauman was a prominent business man of Blairstown, and was held in high esteem. He was a member of the Evangelical Association, a Republican in polities, and an earnest supporter of the temperance cause. He was successful in business, and left his family a handsome property. Mrs. Nauman and family are members of the Evangelical Association.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 367-368.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.