The 1900 US census has Jacob living in
Pekin Ward 2, Tazewell, Illinois
He is born in Germany as are his parems. ......
You shpi;d send your query to a Grtman borard and not the Netherlands.
looking for Vilka Penning and Maria Elisabeth Schmidt his wife Vilka born about 1835. Maria about 1837 they had at least one son named Jacob William Penning born 1857. Perhaps Vilka was a nickname for him and his name was Wilhelm