Jacob Mueller
10th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 1872 – January 12, 1874
GovernorEdward Follansbee Noyes
Preceded byJohn C. Lee
Succeeded byAlphonso Hart
Personal details
Born(1822-03-09)March 9, 1822
Alxenz, Rheinpflaz, Bavaria
DiedAugust 31, 1905(1905-08-31) (aged 83)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting placeWoodland Cemetery, Cleveland
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Charlotte Finger
Laura Schmidt

Jacob Mueller (March 9, 1822 – August 31, 1905)[1] was an American politician who served as the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1872 to 1874.[2]


Jacob Mueller was born in Alsenz, Germany in 1822, and studied Jurisprudence.[3] He practiced law until 1859 when he originated and established the German Insurance Company for which he was Superintendent until 1869 when he resigned and returned to law. In 1849 he participated in the revolution in that country, and served for a short time as Chief Commissary, or Governor of his home district. He was compelled to leave the country, and emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio. He was naturalized, and affiliated with the Republican Party.


Mueller studied law with Willey & Carey in 1850 through 1851; and was admitted to the bar in 1854.[3] He was elected to City Council. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1871,[4] and served one term. He afterward became a member of the Democratic Party.[5]


Muller died in 1905 and was buried at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.[6]


  1. ^ Cleave, Egbert (1875). "City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County: Taken from Cleave's Biographical Cyclopaedia of the State of Ohio".
  2. ^ "Lieutenant Governors Of The State Of Ohio: 1852 - Present". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ a b "Jacob Mueller". Online Biographies. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  4. ^ Mueller received 236,829 votes, Democrat Samuel F. Hunt received 217,982 from Smith 1898 : 286
  5. ^ Smith 1898 : 289
  6. ^ "Express Sorrow At Loss". The Plain Dealer. September 2, 1905. p. 4.
Political offices Preceded byJohn C. Lee Lieutenant Governor of Ohio1872-1874 Succeeded byAlphonso Hart