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Title: Jacob Fink
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The occupation of farming, to which the major part of the life of Jacob Fink, one of the well known and popular citizens of Liberty township, Warren county, has been devoted, is the oldest pursuit for a livelihood of mankind and the one in which he will ever be the most independent. His name has long been connected with the growth of Warren county, where he has spent most of his life. While primarily attending to his own affairs, he has not been blind to the general interests of the community, to the advancement of which he has lent his efforts, and today he is numbered among the public-spirited citizens of the township.

Jacob Fink was born in 1844 near the city of Cambridge, Guernsey county, Ohio, and is the son of George and Mary (Davis) Fink. The father, who followed farming as a vocation, spent his entire life in the Buckeye state. He was a man of splendid personal qualities and has an excellent standing among his fellow citizens.

Jacob Fink secured his education partly in the schools of his native state and partly in Indiana, having come to this county in young manhood. For a time he worked for others, carefully saving his earnings with the view of gaining an independent position for himself. His ambition was realized when he was enabled to buy a tract of his own in Liberty township, Warren county, to the cultivation of which he has since assiduously devoted himself. His farm is eligibly situated and well improved and Mr. Fink gives intelligent direction to his labors, neglecting no detail of the work, with the result that he is rewarded with bountiful harvests annually.

When the fires of the great Southern rebellion broke out in the early sixties, Mr. Fink's patriotism was aroused and he enlisted in defense of Old Glory, becoming a member of Company F, One Hundred and Forty-second Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he served about a year, taking part in some of the largest battles of the struggle, besides several minor engagements and many skirmishes. At the conclusion of hostilities he received an honorable discharge and returned to the pursuits of peace.

In 1867 Mr. Fink was united in marriage to Sarah Brous, and they have become the parents of six children, namely: Charles, Margaret, Ann, Emma, Manson and Nettie. Mr. and Mrs. Fink have long been identified with the best social circles of the community and among their friends, who are numerous, they are held in the highest esteem.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001027
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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