JACOB ROSE. - It is gratifying at this point to accord recognition to a man, whose success in life is entirely the outcome of his own well directed endeavors. Jacob Rose, whose birth occurred in the great Empire of Germany on the 22nd of November, 1871, is a son of Harry and Esther Rose, both of whom were likewise born in Germany, whence they removed to America in the year 1875. Location was made in the city of Chicago, where the father turned his attention to the manufacturing of caps and where both father and mother still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rose became the parents of six children, four of whom are living at the present time (1911) and of whom the subject of this review was the fourth in order of birth.
Jacob Rose was a child of but four years of age at the time of his parents' immigration to the United States and he was reared to adult age in Chicago, to whose excellent schools he is indebted for his preliminary educational training. As a youth he entered upon an apprenticeship at the baker's trade and for a number of years he was in the employ of Kohlsaat, the noted lunch-counter and bakery man. In July, 1894, he decided to try his fortunes further west and in that year he removed to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was engaged in the work of his trade until 1897, when he moved across the river into Kansas City, Kansas, where he purchased a bakery at 404 Minnesota avenue. He initiated his independent business career with but a very small amount of money but through determination and persistency he has made of success not an accident but a logical result. He is now one of the most prominent bakery men in this city and is everywhere known as a business man of square and straight forward methods.
On the 19th of August, 1897, was recorded the marriage of Mr. Rose to Miss Fannie Schwarz, who was born in Illinois and who is a daughter of Daniel and Rosie Schwarz, both of whom were born and reared in Germany. Daniel Schwarz immigrated to the United States when he was a youth of fourteen years of age and he located at New York City, where he was engaged in a cigar factory. After thoroughly familiarizing himself with the cigar business he began to manufacture cigars himself. He and his family now maintain their home at Kansas City, Kansas, and of their six children Mrs. Rose was the second in order of birth.
In politics Mr. Rose has not cared to identify himself with any special party but maintains an independent attitude, giving his support to men and measures meeting with the approval of his judgment. In a fraternal way he is affiliated with Wyandotte Lodge, No. 440, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and with Wyandotte Aerie, No. 87, Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is also a valued and appreciative member of the local lodge of the Knights of Pythias and of the Mercantile Club.
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