Shelby County

Jacob M. Finkenbine

Male 1854 - Yes, date unknown


Jacob M. Finkenbine

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 717


     a substantial and well known citizen of Dinsmore township, Shelby county, O., who owns a valuable farm of 120 acres, situated one and one-half miles east of Anna, 0., together with improved property in that town, was born on this farm April 27, 1854, and is a son of Louis and Sarah (Fogt) Finkenbine, for many years well known and highly respected residents of this township.
     Jacob M. Finkenbine obtained his education in the district schools and has spent his entire life amid his present home surroundings. Remaining at home and assisting his father, when the latter died he fell heir to the homestead, and hence has never had reason to leave what he is convinced is one of the finest farming sections of the state. As soon as the property became his own he began the improvements which have made it both more valuable and very attractive, new buildings of modern type having been erected and other changes made all in the direction of development and added material comfort. Mr. Finkenbine gives his personal attention to his different farm industries and is numbered with not only the busiest but also the most successful agriculturists of this neighborhood.
     Mr. Finkenbine married Miss Sophia D. Billings, who died May 2, 1910 and was buried in Pearl cemetery in Franklin township. Her father. Frederick Billings was born in Germany. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Finkenbine: Frederick, Lena and Nora. the only survivor being Lena, who remains with her father. He is a member and liberal supporter of the Lutheran church. In politics lie is a stanch democrat but at present is serving in no political office although his reputation as an intelligent, upright and trustworthy man would indicate that any public trust would be safe in his hands.

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