Moses Steif Jacobs

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Moses Steif Jacobs (Steif)

Birthplace: Austria
Death: December 20, 1919 (78)
San Francisco, CA, United States (Cerebral Apoplexy)
Place of Burial: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of ? Steif
Husband of Anna Jacobs
Father of Lena Broh; Rose Ash; Pauline Prager; Edward A. Jacobs and Jeane Asher
Brother of Hirsh Steif

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About Moses Steif Jacobs

Buried in Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, next to wife Anna Wendum Jacobs, Block 67 Section 2 Plot 1. Wrong death date on JewishGen JOWBR.

Moses Steif Jacobs Moses Steif (1841-1920) and Anna Wendum (1844-1899) had two daughters in Austro-Hungary (now Drohobycz, Ukraine) before coming to the U. S. Shortly after their arrival they took the surname Jacobs. Their next three children were born in New York, Arkansas and Missouri. They returned to Arkansas, where two of their daughters became brides. Lena married Max Broh in 1881, and Rose married Archie Ash in 1884. (See Ash and Broh biographies.) The Jacobs family lived in St. Louis, Missouri, from about 1889 to 1893. Then they joined their married daughters in Tacoma. In 1894 their third daughter, Pauline, married Portland's Sydney Prager, son of Hyman Prager and Frances Jacoby. (See Prager biography.) Moses Jacobs was one of the charter trustees of Temple Beth Israel during its formation in 1893. He served as the second temple president, following Solomon Jacoby. During 1894 and 1895 the intermarried families of Ash, Jacobs, Jacoby and Prager went through a series of complex financial maneuvers trying to salvage the large dry goods firms in both cities (Portland and Tacoma) . By 1896 all had moved from Tacoma. The Jacobs family settled in Portland, where Moses became Morris. Their fourth child, Edward, (1875-1913) ran the clothing firm. Anna died there in 1899. Their youngest daughter, Jeane, (1878-1961) married Albert Asher around 1903. Following Edward's death the majority of the remaining family members moved to San Francisco.

From Tacoma’s Dry Goods & Wet Goods, by Deborah K. Freedman

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Moses Steif Jacobs's Timeline

November 18, 1841
Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
June 9, 1867
May 16, 1873
New York, United States
Lewisville, Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States
Missouri, United States
December 20, 1919
Age 78
San Francisco, CA, United States
December 21, 1919
Age 78
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States