Jacoby, Ludwig S, Dd
Jacoby, Ludwig S., D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Old Strelitz, Mecklenburg, Germany, October 21, 1813. His parents being pious Jews, he was devoutly trained, and liberally educated, especially in the ancient languages. In 1835 he was baptized by a Lutheran minister. In 1838 he emigrated to the United States, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a physician. He also devoted himself to teaching, About that time he was spiritually converted, under the preaching of Dr. Nast. In 1841 he was sent to St. Louis, Missouri, to start the first German mission in that city. Desiring to labor more immediately for his countrymen, he was sent, in 1849, to Bremen, Germany, where he formed a Methodist Episcopal Society. There he continued, faithful in the various offices of presiding elder, pastor, editor, book agent, and superintendent for twenty years. He then returned to the United States, and was transferred to the South-western German Conference, and stationed at Eighth Street charge, St. Louis. In 1873 he was made presiding elder of St. Louis district, whereon he labored faithfully until near his death, which occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, June 21, 1874. Dr. Jacoby's life was full of devotedness and energy, and his death full of peace and blessings. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1874, page 88; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.