Searching for any leads/information pertaining to a Jacob COHN, b.c. 1826-30, liv. in 3rd Ward of Chicago in 1870.May well be identical to the Jacob COHEN who married a Rachael SIMON in Rheinbach, Rheinland, Prussia, on 8 Dec 1862.By 1880, he and his family were in Michigan City, LaPorte Co. IN.In both places, he is listed as a boot and shoe store owner. Children:Hannah, Molly/Martha, Ida, Adah, and Charles, all born in IL.
I have not found any evidence that Jacob arrived in Chicago or in IN with any other relatives/cousins, etc., however, it may well be that some were there prior to his arrival.
If any of this sounds familiar, please drop me a line. Thanks, Larry