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Transcribed biography of Jacob Link

JACOB LINK was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, November 23, 1823. He is the eldest of a family of five children born to Jacob and Mary Link. His father was by trade a carpenter and joiner, and came to America in 1832, purposing to exempt his sons from military duty, as required by the German Government, and also to better his own condition. He had been a soldier, was engaged in the battle of Waterloo, and assisted in the downfall of France. On arriving in this county, he came first to Columbiana County, Ohio, and thence to Seneca County, where he died August 20, 1840. Our subject learned the carpentering and wheelwright business. He also worked at farming and clearing. After working at his trade in several places, he came to Porter County in 1853. In 1856, he moved his family, and has since resided here, except for a short time. He first worked at saw-milling and then at farming, now owning a saw-mill, besides a farm of 382 acres. He was married in Wisconsin to Catherine Zimmerman, of Germany, and born in 1825. They have nine children - Ella J. (wife of L. J. Wolf, of La Porte County); William N., Michael, Frank, Mary, Emma, Charlie, Elvin and Edward. Mr. Link is a member of Westville Lodge, I. O. O. F. and is a strong Republican.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 359-360

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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