Jacob Romeis

Jacob Romeis ( born December 1, 1835 the Kingdom of Bavaria, † March 8, 1904 in Toledo, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1889 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Romeis attended the public schools of his native Bavaria. In 1847 he came with his parents in the Erie County, New York. In Buffalo, he continued his education. Later he worked in shipping and railways. In 1856 he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he later grew fruit. In the years 1874 and 1876 he was elected to the local council, which he was president in 1877. From 1879 to 1885 he served as mayor of Toledo. He was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Romeis was in the tenth constituency of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frank H. Hurd on March 4, 1885. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1889 two legislative sessions. In 1888, he was not confirmed. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jacob Romeis worked in the orchards near Toledo. There he is on March 8, 1904 and passed away.