Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Ludolph F. Jacobs, O. Praem.

Birth: April 17, 1901

Death: November 13, 1971

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Ludolph Jacobs was born in Bleidenstadt (BLEYE-den-shtat), Germany in 1901.  After immigrating to the United States and receiving a B.S. degree from Marquette University , he joined the Order in 1928 and was solemnly professed in 1933.

Ludolph began teaching at the college in 1934, picked up a Ph.D. from Purdue in 1941, and resumed teaching until 1948.  In 1948, he became administrator of St. Louis in Dykesville and oversaw the building of a new rectory.

After taking a leave of absence in 1953, due to illness, he retired from active ministry in 1955.  He died on Saturday, November 13, 1971in Germany -at the age of 71.  His body was returned to the abbey for burial.

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