1910 US Census again Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin William Jacobs 35, born Ohio, saw mill proprietor Emma Jacobs, 30, born MN Louis W. Jacobs 12 Charles A. Jacobs 11 ...plus Emma's family... Martin Hahn Sr. 58, Germany, railroad laborer Hannah Hahn 50, born PA Martin Jr. 17 Bertha 21 Samuel 19 Theodore 18 William 16 Herman 14 Edward 12 - children all born Minnesota
Add'l info: Parents of Emma Jacobs noted as Martin Maxwell HAHN & Hannah STRAUB. Parents of Martin Maxwell Hahn noted as Martin G. HAHN & Nadine SCHULTZ. Parents of Hannah Straub noted as John STRAUB & Nancy BACHMAN.
Apparently William Louis Jacobs's birth name was Wilhelm Ludwig Jacobs (per his marriage license, Burnett, Wisconsin) and family name probably Jackobs per Cincinnati City Directories entries for Marcus Jackobs.
1880 US Census Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Marcus Jacobs 30 b abt 1850 in Prussia; brewer (foreman) Louisa Jacobs 29 born in Ohio John Jacobs 6 William Jacobs 5 born about 1875 Ohio Georg Jacobs 1
A George Jacobs shows up near Shell Lake, also a Charles Jacobs, both right age to be brothers to William.
Here's that 1920 US census again (posted above by T. Kerwin): 1920 Shell Lake, Washburn, Wisconsin William L Jacobs 45, born abt 1875 in Ohio - ice dealer Emma C Jacobs 40, born about 1880 in Minnesota Charlie A Jacobs 19, born in Wisconsin - truck driver
1919 News Item: "William Jacobs reportedly ships 1,800 carloads, or 72,000 tons, of ice from Shell Lake out over the Omaha Road during the winter of 1918-1919 -- though his average ice harvest is 2,000-3,000 tons. It has been a mild winter down south." http://www.kohlin.com/soo/omahahis.htmhttp://www.kohlin.com/soo/omahahis.htm
Online family trees say William Louis Jacobs born April 1874 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the son of Markus Jacobs and Louise Fehrmann. Louise Fehrmann may be the "Louisa Jacobs" mentioned on this link, below, re. a Fehrmann family of Cincinnati. Markus Jacobs may be "Max" Jacobs (Max Jacobs is mentioned as husband of this Louisa and the name Markus is also mentioned). Would be interesting to contact the writer of this family history if you've not done so already. http://www.martincassidy.com/kiester.htmhttp://www.martincassidy.com/kiester.htm
This family tree (link below) describes Charles's brother Louis William Jacobs (1898-1966) this way: "They owned a restaurant in Shell Lake Wisconsin. Louis was a distributor of ice and beer. In the back of their restuarant they made chips and popcorn and sold them when he made deliveries." http://www.myheritage.com/person-1000165_66184611_66184611/louis-william-jacobshttp://www.myheritage.com/person-1000165_66184611_66184611/louis-william-jacobs
At the link below you'll find a photo of the Jacobs Family. Photo is titled "Hahn-Jacobs Family Reunion." Caption: "The Hahn-Jacobs family reunion was probably at a house in or on the north side of Shell Lake in Washburn County, depending if it were in relation to HAHN or JACOBS. The two boys on the left are Charles & Louie Jacobs, with their parents to their right, beingEmma (Hahn) & William Louis Jacobs." LINK: http://washburn.wigenweb.org/photos/people/index.htmhttp://washburn.wigenweb.org/photos/people/index.htm
The above link also includes a photo of people cutting ice.
Same website, different page, here's a photo of William Louis Jacobs. Photo title is "Sawmill Owned by William Jacobs." Caption: "This sawmill was owned by William Louis Jacobs, which, as found in historical records, was located at Shell Lake. He was also involved in a logging camp at Lake Sissabagama. Much later the mill burned down, and was not rebuilt, but William was listed as part of the household of his son Louis William Jacobs in Shell Lake in 1930 US Census." http://washburn.wigenweb.org/photos/places/index.htmhttp://washburn.wigenweb.org/photos/places/index.htm