Year born is estimate based on approximate age at time of death Woodcarver (furniture): left chairs, benches, mirror frame, etc. to children Won 3rd prize in contest to design the capitol building in Columbus, Ohio Per conversation with Mary Day, Jacob was 75 or 76 in 1933, DOB is 1858/1859? . In the 1900 census: Jacob and Emma were married for 17 years, which puts their year of marriage at about 1883 Lists Jacob's birth date as October 1856; Emma's as April 1859 Living with them were children Elmer, Bessie, Elsie, Ralph, and Baby (Arthur) Both sets of parents were born in Germany . In the 1910 census: Four of Jacob and Emma Stephan's children were living with them: Elmer (age 25) employed as a bookkeeper; Elsie (age 22) employed as a librarian; Ralph (age 13); and Arthur (age 11). Jacob's age was listed as 53, which would put his YOB at about 1857. Jacob's occupation was woodcarver, working at home. .