Loose, Jacob G.

Born: 1815-12-14 Washington County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1874-11-04 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Loose grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Springfield, Illinois, in 1836. He married Mary Elizabeth Iles in 1844, and together they had ten children. Loose was initially employed as a clerk in a dry-goods store, and he later entered the business himself. He later purchased land in Sangamon County, on which he established a large, prosperous stock and grain farm. In 1860, he owned $150,000 worth of real estate and $20,000 worth of personal property. Politically, Loose was a Whig.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 1063; Whig City Meeting; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 26 December 1844, 3:6; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 124; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.