b. 7 August 1870, d. 14 May 1925
- Jacob Sertich was born on 7 August 1870 in Croatia.
- Were Jacob Sertich and Frances (?) siblings?
- He married Anna Dumenich circa 1902.
- Jacob Sertich and Anna Dumenich appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Red Jacket, Calumet Township, Houghton County, Michigan, at 420 Sixth Street surname recorded as Sertic. Other members of the household included Mary M. Sertich and Mark F. Sertich. At the same address were [brothers of Jacob?] Thomas (40) and Joseph (42) Sertic, both also Croatian, married, and employed as copper mine trimmers.
- He was employed by a copper mine as a trimmer, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 14 November 1913 in The Decatur Herald: (Calumet, Mich., Nov. 14) Authorities are concerned over the situation in the Keweenaw district in the copper strike zone, where a large number of workmen are about to be imported for the Mohawk, Wolverine, ahmeeek and Allouez mines. Striker pickets are watching incoming trains, day and night, and the outlook is regarded as disquieting. It was learned thursday that the mounted artillery on duty at Ahmeek have been supplied with rifles. Heretofore the men have been armed only with pistols and riot sticks.
Jacob Sertich, a workman, employed at Osceola mine, was set upon and severely beaten by three men as he was returning from the funeral of his child Thursday. two arrests have been made.
A shot was fired at a train bringing imported men to the copper range mines, but no one was hurt.
- Jacob Sertich and Anna Dumenich appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Osceola Township, Houghton County, Michigan, at 27 County Road recorded as the "Jakobs" family, head of household "Sertizh.". Other members of the household included Mary M. Sertich, Mark F. Sertich, Emile Sertich and Walter Lawrence Sertich.
- He was employed as a miner, according to the 1920 census.
- Jacob Sertich died on 14 May 1925 at age 54.
- Anna Dumenich became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen, Ashland County, Wisconsin.
- Last Edited: 4 May 2017