Jacob Loui is a native of Switzerland, born May 1, 1820. He came to America in 1849, landed at New York, thence to Cleveland, O. In 1854 he came to Clayton County, and settled on section 14, Grand Meadow Township, where he now resides. He owns 365 acres of fine land, mostly under good cultivation. He is quite an extensive farmer and stock-raiser. He has been married three times, first on Mar. 20, 1853, to Persis Lathrop. His second marriage occurred Nov. 17, 1855, to Susanna Shield, who was born in France in October, 1820. Three children were born of this union--William, Mary and Caroline. He married his present wife, Anna Heirigs, Apr. 21, 1842. They have had five children--John H., born Feb. 3, 1864; August L., Sept. 28, 1865; Elizabeth C. and Anna H. (twins), born Mar. 14, 1869, and Catherine Josephine, born Apr. 7, 1880. Mr. Loui is a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics votes for the best man.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 829-830
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