Came to America in 1882 on 'SS Herman', settling in Chicago, ILL, bring his wife and children. Jacob owned a hotel in Chicago and had his son, Fred work as the manager. Jacob became a citizen in 1891.
In 1900, Jacob and Katie Hertz were living at W Saylor Street in Chicago. Jacob was the proprietor of a hotel. Living at home were children Fred (28), Jennie (30), Julia (22), John (21), Emilia (18) and Wm (15).
In 1910, Jacob and Katherine were retired and living on Ashland Avenue in Chicago. Son William, a clerk at an auction house, was still living at home.
In March, 1921, Jacob applied for a passport for the purposes of a trip to Switzerland, France, England and Chekoslovakia leaving April 2, 1921. He declared he was born in Hungary to Samuel Hertz. He arrived back in New York, from Le Havre, on October 28, 1921.
↑ United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0607; FHL microfilm: 1240269. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 1900usfedcen #725595
↑ Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 24, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_265; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 1005; FHL microfilm: 1374278. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 1910USCenIndex #4931734
↑ National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 1532; Volume #: Roll 1532 - Certificates: 6000-6375, 19 Mar 1921-21 Mar 1921. Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 1174 #631266
↑ Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Year: 1921; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 3042; Line: 3; Page Number: 18. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 7488 #4028431118