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Title: Jacob E. Troxel
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The true western spirit of progress and enterprise is strikingly exemplified in the lives of such men as Jacob E. Troxel, one of Warren county's honored native sons, whose energetic nature and laudable ambition have enabled him to conquer many adverse circumstances and advance steadily. He has met and over come obstacles that would have discouraged many men of less determination and won for himself not only a comfortable competency, together with one of the very choice farms of this favored locality, but also a prominent place among the enterprising men of this favored locality, but also a prominent place among the enterprising men of this section of the Hoosier state. Such a man is a credit to any community and his life forcibly illustrates what energy and consecutive effort can accomplish when directed and controlled by correct principles and high moral resolves and no man is worthier of conspicuous mention in a volume of the province of the one at hand.

Jacob E. Troxel is a native of Warren county, having been born on the farm on which he now resides in Liberty township, on the 6th day of July, 1876. This farm, which now comprises about two hundred acres of land, is located on what is known at the Troxel gravel road, about one and a half miles northeast of Carbondale. His parents were Reuben and Mary E. (Berryman) Troxel, who are both deceased, the father dying on August 15, 1907, and the mother on September 25, 1902. Reuben Troxel was born in Ohio and in young boyhood was brought to Indiana by his parents, Isaac and Anna Troxel, who settled in Liberty township, being one of the pioneer families of that section of the county. Reuben Troxel was a man of splendid parts and because of his industrious habits and upright life he was held in the highest esteem.

Jacob E. Troxel attended the schools of his home neighborhood during his youth, his vacation periods being spent in work on the home farm. He has never forsaken agriculture, having early convinced himself that no other occupation offered so great freedom and independence, as well as compensation for the labor bestowed. In this belief he was not disappointed and he has for many years been numbered among the leading farmers of his section of the county. During recent years he has added forty acres to his original holdings and he has practically all of the land under cultivation or in a tillable condition. He has an excellent group of buildings on the place and is carrying on general farming and stock raising in a manner that is brining definite success.

On June 25, 1905, Mr. Troxel was married to Mabel Johnson, the daughter of George Johnson, of Tippecanoe county, this state. To them has been born one child, Florin, a son now five years of age. In every avenue of effort in which he has engaged Mr. Troxel has put forth his best efforts and has thus rightly earned that high regard and esteem in which he is held throughout the community.

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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: 00001033
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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