Name: Jacob Stackerl
Birth: 1844 in Bavaria, Germany
Death: 4 JUL 1935
Dyersville: Its History and its People (Published in 1939)
Jacob Stackerl was born in 1844 in Bavaria of Michael and Anna Stackerl who were members of the first colony of German Catholic pioneers to settle at Dyersville in 1846.
Reared and educated in the schools of Dyersville whither the Stackerls had moved from the farm after the tragic death of Mrs. Stackerl, Jacob went to work as a clerk in a general store here for the now incredible salary of twenty-five cents a week. During this time he married Abbie Dillon who was born November 20, 1847 of Jacob and Sarah Dillon at Kingston, New York. They came to Dyersville in 1862 and settled on a farm about four miles south of Dyersville, the present Lawrence Funke farm. The Dillon descendants still own their residence at Kingston which was used as headquarters by General Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Dillon family brought colored servants with them who were buried on the Dillon farm. The Dillons were not Catholics but Abbie was received into the Catholic Church by Father Kortenkamp on the 17th of November, 1865. In lieu of the absence of any record about the marriage of Jacob Stackerl and Abbie Dillon it may be presumed that they were wed about this time.
About 1869 Jacob Stackerl became a partner in a general store. He often made trips to New York City to buy merchandise. Later Mr. Stackerl sold his interest in the sore and acquired a considerable amount of land in the Dakotas which necessitated the family leaving Dyersville and moving to Sioux City which they did in 1893. However before he left Dyersville Jacob Stackerl had developed an extensive commerce in horses. He is said to have carried on the greatest horse shipping business west of the Mississippi, transporting verily train loads of horses to the Dakotas and western Iowa, new frontiers, which he sold to early settlers there.
Mr. and Mrs. Stackerl had the following children: Mary (Mrs. Charles Counsell), Annie, Arthur, Lillie (Mrs. Chas. Kneedler), Charles, Estella (Mrs. Humphrey Statter), and Catherine (Mrs. O'Dell English).
Mrs. Stackerl died in 1911, and Mrs. Stackerl was ninety-one years of age when he died July 4, 1935.
Father: Michael Stackerl b: ABT. 1812 in Germany
Mother: Anna Schindler
Abbie Dillon b: 20 NOV 1847 in Kingston, New York
- Mary Stackerl
- Annie Stackerl
- Arthur Stackerl
- Lillie Stackerl
- Charles Stackerl
- Estella Stackerl
- Catherine Stackerl