Jacob Ackerman, (s/o Nicholas Ackermann), b 1824 in Germany, died 1901 in Columbus, Oh. He served in the German army and was born to a family of considerable means. Wife Christina HELLER, whose family were thought to be bridge builders. They lived in Baden and/or Freiburg, Germany. Date of immigration unknown. Three children: Christian, b Nov 9, 1855, d Oct 26, 1914, married to Maria Magdaline HEMPLE(HEMPELLEIN)in Germany; Christina; William. William and Christian are thought to have immigrated seperately bet 1886 and 1890. Christian and Maria Magdeline made their home in Columbus, Oh and had 7 children: Gustave Adolph, Christian, Jr, William, Emil, Max, Hilda and Otto.