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Jacob ROMEIS

(1835-1904)

ROMEIS, Jacob, a Representative from Ohio; born in Weisenbach, Bavaria, Germany, December 1, 1835; attended the village schools; immigrated in 1847 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Erie County, N.Y., and attended the public and select schools of Buffalo, N.Y.; engaged in the shipping business and railroading; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1856; elected to the board of aldermen of the city of Toledo in 1874; reelected in 1876 and served as president of the board in 1877; mayor of Toledo 1879-1885; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; engaged in fruit growing near Toledo; died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, March 8, 1904; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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