Emil Jacobsen was a South Dakota State Agricultural College student from 1922-1923. The collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten account of Emil Jacobsen’s life.
Emil Jacobsen was born August 8, 1903 to Armus and Elvina Jacobsen. Armus immigrated to America in 1881 and met Elvina in Iowa and they later wed. Emil had two sisters, Hilda and Lucile. The Jacobsen family remained near Rock Valley, Iowa for the majority of their lives. Emil went to South Dakota State Agricultural College for two years, 1922 to 1923. Emil married Ruby Ingebord. Together they had six children: Russel, David, Marilyn, Roy, James and Stanley. Emil passed away August 4, 1998.
Photocopy of a handwritten account of Emil Jacobsen’s life. The bound memoir contains 254 pages of Jacobsen’s account along with ten pages of family tree materials and explanations.
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
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SDSU archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "My Life from 1903 by Emil Jacobsen" (2018). Manuscript Archive. 54.