Although Jacob made his fortune in the cookie and candy business, the money to build Loose Mansion actually came from another source. Jacob and his brother, Joseph, each gave $10,000 to a friend who subsequently discovered copper in the Northwest. Their investment was multiplied tenfold … no wait, tenfold times tenfold with a payoff of $1,000,000 for each brother! Jacob adored his wife and told her that she could have anything she wanted with the windfall from this investment. Ella said that she wanted to return to Kansas City (living in Chicago at the time) and build a beautiful home that is perfect for entertaining.