HOOPES, Jacob B., cigar manufacturer, was born near Goldsboro, York county, Pa., May 30, 1854; son of Jacob B. and Mary (Humbers) Hoopes. His parents were both natives of York county. They were engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1861, when they removed to Harrisburg where the father died, November 7, 1891, and the mother, August 5, 1875. Of their five children, one died in childhood, and the survivors are: Harry A., Joseph M., Daniel B., and Jacob B. Jacob B. was seven years old when he came with his parents to Harrisburg. He attended the public schools of the city and afterwards learned the trade of cigar manufacturer, which has been his occupation since his boyhood. He embarked in business for himself in 1882 and by his able business management and commercial integrity has taken his place among the most enterprising and successful business men of Harrisburg. Mr. Hoopes was married, in Harrisburg, February 7, 1874, to Ida Albright, by whom he has three children: Bessie, Nellie D., and Bertha. In politics he is a Republican. He attends the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 27 Feb. 2000
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