1819 – Jerome Increase Case Born

On this date Jerome Increase Case was born in Williamstown, NY. Case founded the J.I. Case Company in 1842, in Rochester. He gained recognition¬†for the . He was also mayor of Racine, Wisconsin for three terms and was state Senator from the Racine area for two terms. He was president of the Manufacturer’s National Bank of Racine and founder of the First National Bank of Burlington. Case also founded the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, was president of the Racine County Agricultural Society and president of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society. Case died on December 22, 1891. [Source: ]