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Transcribed biography of Joseph Rinkel

JOSEPH RINKEL was born September 21, 1818, and is the eldest of the family of twelve children of Henry and Dorothy Rinkel, both of whom were born in 1796, and natives of Virginia. In 1824, they moved to Pickaway County, Ohio, where Mr. Rinkel purchased land and engaged in farming. In 1832, he moved to Carroll County, Ohio, and after one year to La Porte County, Ind., and remained until 1834, when he moved to Porter County. In 1840, he moved to Rock Island County, Ill., and in 1845 to Grundy County, Mo., where he died in 1865, followed by his wife in 1879. Joseph Rinkel remained with his parents until they reached Rock Island County. In 1842, he came to Porter county, Ind., and in 1848 purchased a farm in Pleasant Township near what is now Kout's Station. This he sold after two years, and went to California to engage in mining, remaining two years. Returning to Porter County, he purchased his present home, in Section 29. On October 29, 1853, he married Mary Jones, of South Carolina. Soon after, he moved to his farm, where he has remained. Mr. and Mrs. Rinkel have had five children - Anna, Catherine, Ada, Joseph (deceased), and Martha (deceased).

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: 351-352

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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