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Transcribed biography of Max Cinkoske

MAX CINKOSKE. Of the sterling agriculturists and citizens who have found homes and made successful careers in Porter county, Max Cinkoske is a representative of those who came over from the Fatherland and are among the best types of industrious and thrifty American citizens. Mr. Cinkoske is a substantial farmer and stock raiser near Kouts and has developed about him an environment of many comforts and evidences of prosperity.

He was born in Prussia, in 1856, a son of George and Josephine Cinkoske, the mother passing away when Max was seven years old. The father in 1873 brought his family across the sea to America, having with him four children, John, William, Magdalene and Max. From New York they continued on to Chicago, where the father obtained employment, but was not satisfied with America and returned to his native land. His efforts to persuade his sons to return were unsuccessful, for they possessed the youth and energy which adapted them to the environment and conditions of a new country.

Max and his brother William remained in Chicago and soon were working to such good effect that they were able to send money for the support of their father in the old country. Max was eighteen years old when his father left. One of his first great undertakings was the mastery of the English language, and he made good progress in that as also in the acquiring of the experience and capital for his future career.

In May, 1885, he founded his own home by his marriage to Miss Catherine Jankoske. She was likewise born in Prussia, a daughter of Frank and Antonia Jankoske, whose other children were Frank, Andrew, Martin, Mary and Agnes. Mrs. Cinkoske was eight years old when the family immigrated to America, so that she was reared and received most of her early schooling in this country.

After their marriage Mr. Cinkoske and wife began on a rented farm in Porter county. By industry and economy they were able to buy a small place of forty acres, and with youth and strength and good judgment and honest purpose to aid them they gradually built up their prosperity. At the present time their home farm, situated one mile east of Kouts, contains one hundred and ninety-one acres, it is well cultivated and improved with good residence and outbuildings so that it is one of the valuable estates of this vicinity.

Six children have been born into their home, namely: John, Frank, Anna, Josephine, Mary and Marcel, who are true types of American boys and girls. Mr. Cinkoske and wife are members of the Catholic church at Kouts, and in politics he believes in supporting the men and principles best suited to the real welfare of the nation. After having spent most of his active life in this country, he has never had cause to regret his decision to remain, and his retrospect comprises many happy experiences and a degree of prosperity in material affairs that would do credit to anyone. He has an excellent home and fine family, and its members enjoy the thorough esteem of this entire community.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 654-657

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