According to the book Sandusky then and Now, Jacob Engels was born in 1799 in Solingen, Prussia. He settled in Sandusky, Ohio about 1848, where he died on November 5, 1875. Jacob Engels was the founder of Engels & Krudwig, which was run by his nephew (and family) after his death. Jacob Engels was buried at Oakland Cemetery. Read Sandusky then and Now to learn more about Sandusky's earliest settlers of German descent.