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Jacob & Jennie Perkins of Galicia

This posting is not meant to give a complete treatment Jacob and Jennie (Jardine) Perkins. That information is covered in “The Scent of Oil: A Nicklos/Perkins Family Saga” by Gary May and Joan (Baker) Darby. However, this posting has lots of pretty photos, and includes additional snippets of information about this interesting family.

Jacob Perkins
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Jacob: Born Petrolia (Canada) 1854; died Humniska, Galicia, 1917. Oil entrepreneur. Lived in Galicia 28 years. Married Jenny Jardine 1876. Five children.”

Jenny Nicklos
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Jenny: Born Petrolia 1855; died Tulsa, Okla, 1937. Lived most of her married life in Galicia.”

Jacob Herbert Perkins (Herbert)
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Herbert: Born Petrolia 1881; died Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1956. Worked in the Galicia oil industry until moving his family to North America in 1938. Married Nellie Manhardt. Their children: Sigrid Tulasiewicz (1907-1987); Winifred Bulicek (1911-); Olive Jones (1915-1991).”

Cyrus Wilfred Perkins (Wilfred)
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Wilfred: Born Petrolia 1883; died Houston 1967. Continued his German-language education in Austria and attended university in Canada, the United States and Germany. Left for Canada and the Unitied States about 19-6 and became a professor at Coe College in Iowa. Married Beulah Field (1884-1976). Their children: Robert (1917-1993); Judith Corbett (1929-)”

Charles Perkins (Charlie)
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Charlie: Born Galicia 1888; died Beicz, Galicia (unknown). Spent his entire life in Galicia and worked in the oil industry. Married three times and had five children: Clair (Harry), Fred, Henryk, Jakub, and Jan.”

Edward Blake Perkins (Eddy)
Brief Biography from “The Scent of Oil”
“Eddie: Born Galacia 1895; died Houston, Texas 1969. Interned by Austrians in 1914. Married Hilda. They had no children.