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.
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