jerome i. case
Born December 11, 1819, Jerome Increase Case was of "grand old New England stock" and was best known for the development of a combination machine that threshed and separated grain. He established his business in Racine, Wisconsin, serving also as that town's mayor and later, with a term as state senator. Case's interest in trotters resulted in his founding of Hickory Grove Farm, which housed, according to some of his contemporaries, "as fine a lot of breeding stock as can be found in the country." Among his outstanding race horses were Phallas and the world champion Jay-Eye-See, named by using the initials of his owner. Jerome I. Case died at age seventy-two.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals