John Christian Gottlieb Adolph Jacobi 1800-1874
Jacobi was born in the vicinity of Posen, Prussia in 1800 and came to faith in his early twenties. He was baptized in 1822. He joined the London Society, but emigrated to the USA in the 1820s, where he became the publisher of a German newspaper in St. Louis. In the years 1826-26 he served as missionary of the A. S. M. C. J. and again from 1850 to 1855. In the interim he was employed in the postal service 1826-49.
In 1856 Jacobi was ordained deacon at the Episcopal Church in Hartford, Conn. and continued to serve as missionary to the Jews in New York, from 1856-62. He worked as chaplain in U. S. army from 1862-64 and then, in 1865 returned to his calling in New York., where he served until his death on February 9, 1874.
MINUTES OF THE FIRST Hebrew-Christian Conference of the United States held at Mountain Lake Park, Md. July 28-30, 1903.
Eber, Irene. The Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible: S.I.J. Schereschewsky 1831-1906. Koeln: Brill, 1999. p. 41