Private Jacob Noebel, Company G

Jacob Knoebel obituary:


Wayne Soldier, Injured at Gettysburg, Died at Home of Son on May 10.

    After suffering three weeks with bronchitis, Jacob Knoebel, Sr., a well-known resident of Wayne, passed away in death on May 10 at the home of his son Andrew.  Deceased was born in Pirmasens Rheinbaiern, on December 25, 1838.  At the age of 10 he immigrated to this country with his parents, who settled in the town of Addison, this county.  He was married to Eva C. Menger on Oct. 2, 1870, and five years later the couple moved onto the farm on which he resided ever since.  His wife did on Aug. 3, 1914.  The following children survive: Katie (Mrs. C. Schaefer) of Kewaskum; Bena (Mrs. Bernhard Zielsdorf) of Wausau; George of Milwaukee; John of Benson, Minn; Jacob of Kewaskum, and Andrew on the homestead.  Mr. Knoebel served in the Civil War as a volunteer in the 26th Wisconsin Regiment.  He was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and was confined in the army hospital for a year.  The body was interred at Wayne Center last Saturday.