M. Caroline Jacobs - Hancock County Journal - (Jan/6/2010)
M. Caroline Jacobs
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:39 PM CST
June 11, 1925 - Dec. 29, 2009
M. Caroline Jacobs (nee von Kaenel), 84, died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at the Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center in West Bend, Wis., with loving family by her side.
She was born on June 11, 1925, in Savannah, Mo., the daughter of Frederick and Dora (nee Mahood) von Kaenel. She married Rev. Dr. Robert F. Jacobs on June 22, 1947, at the Zion United Church of Christ in St. Joseph, Mo. He died on May 10, 2001.
Caroline is survived by two daughters, Denise (Allan) Martin of Hubbard, Iowa, and Donna (Dr. Marc) Olsen of Bayside, Wis.; one son, Michael (Linda) Jacobs of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Travis) Krueger, Matthew (Heather) Jacobs, Jennifer (Jens) Braun, Jason (Sara) Martin, Morgan Olsen, Dane Olsen, Elijah Carley Olsen and Sanya (Joseph) Carley; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Bailey and Noah Martin, Carson and Claire Braun, and Jet Jacobs; and many other dear relatives and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wiley von Kaenel of Savannah.
Caroline attended Savannah High School in Missouri and later graduated from both Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill., and Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo.
She moved with her husband to various locations throughout his ministry including Manly, Iowa; Elkader, Iowa; Hubbard; and Quincy. She worked as a nurse at Blessing Hospital in Quincy until her retirement in 1988. That same year, Caroline moved to Cedar Ridge where she enjoyed an active lifestyle, and became a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum, Wis.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Ridge Chapel in West Bend. A reception with the family will follow. Inurnment will take place at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Warsaw.
Memorials in Caroline's name may be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First Street, Kewaskum, or Cedar Community Foundation, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend.
In the 1930 U.S. Census, I found:
Fred J Vonkaenel Age 38 BirthYear 1891 Missouri Head White Lincoln, Andrew, MO
Dora E Vonkaenel Age 35 BirthYear 1894 Wife Lincoln, Andrew, MO
Wiley E Vonkaenel Age 15 BirthYear 1914 Son Lincoln, Andrew, MO
Mary C Vonkaenel Age 4 BirthYear 1925 Daughter Lincoln, Andrew, MO
In the 1920 U.S. Census, I found:
Vonkaenel, Fred J 28 BirthYear 1891 Missouri White Lincoln, Andrew, Missouri