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Maryland Manual, 1897
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great-great-grandfather of B. Allein Welch, settled in
Anne Arundel county with the early colonists and was a
very wealthy man, and before leavmg England was a
member of the East India Company.

BALTIMORE CITY—First Legislative District.

Six Members.

Emanuel H. Jacobi was born in 1852. When three
years of age Mr. Jacobi came with his parents to Balti-
more. He acquitted himself with great distinction in the
local public schools and the old Knapp Institute. He
embarked upon the business world as a tobacco manu-
facturer, but abandoned this to accept a position as one
of the chief clerks in the postoffice, which place he held
from 1876 to 1881. He resigned this in 1881 and became
connected with the Excelsior Clothing Store, as manager
of the men's department, when the firm changed hands
and was controlled by Messrs. Mabley & Ehrlich, of this
city. In 1895 he left the establishment to go with the
firm of Joel Gutman & Co., and managed the children's
clothing department. When "The Hub" opened at the
corner of Light streets, Mr. Jacobi was engaged in the
same position he held under the former managements of
the store. Mr. Jacobi married Miss Hannah Carew.


William F. Pentz, M. D., is manager of the Pentz Pro-
vision Company, 303 North Calvert street, Baltimore, was
born on February 18, 1854, in Baltimore. He is a son
of the late William F. Pentz, who was one of the largest
pork packers in the country. He is also a grandson of
the late Daniel Pentz, who, with his two brothers, Joseph
and Harry, fought for the United States at the bombard-
ment of Fort McHenry. Mr. Pentz received an educa-
tion in the local public schools and graduated from the
Baltimore City College. After this he successfully com-
pleted a course in medicine at the College of Physicians
and Surgeons of this city and received the degree of
Doctor of Medicine. He never practiced medicine, pre-
ferring to devote his time to mercantile pursuits. He
was married to Miss Betty G. Houck, a daughter of the
late Dr. J. W. Houck. Mr. Pentz is a member of the
Grand Lodge of Masons, the Grand Chapter of Royal
Arch Masons and is a past commander of Beauseant


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