ACOB WINKLEBLACK, of Morgan Township, was born and reared on the homestead which he now occupies, and which includes a fine body of land, lying on section 30. This has been his home during his entire life, and includes 230 acres under a good state of cultivation, enclosed, and supplied with substantial buildings, and in all respects presenting a pleasant picture of rural life in the midst of peace and plenty. Besides this property he has eighty acres on sec. 25, Seven Hickory Township. His landed possessions now embrace 310 acres, 180 of which are under cultivation, and the balance in valuable timber. |
Our subject was born Jan. 13, 1864, and is the son of John and Catherine (Weaver) Winkleblack. His father was born in Dauphin County, Pa., March 4, 1805, and remained there until a youth of fifteen years, where he learned the tanner’s trade. Subsequently he engaged at his trade at Harrisburg until 1829, and then going to Northern Ohio, was employed at Cleveland, Massillon and Janesville, until the fall of 1835. He then came to this State, and entered 160 acres of land in Morgan Township, to which he afterward secured his title and added until he became the possessor of 1,500 acres, the result of his own industry and perseverance.
The parents of our subject were married March 4, 1841. Mrs. Catherine Winkleblack was born in York County, Pa., Oct. 23, 1822, and died Jan. 23, 1866, two years after the birth of her son, our subject. The father survived until Sept. 28, 1886, and was then the father of twelve living children. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Adam Winkleblack by name, was born and died in Pennsylvania, his decease taking place Nov. 10, 1837. He had married, and reared a large family, the mother passing to her final rest Oct. 9, 1831. The children of John and Catherine Winkleblack are recorded as follows: William H., born Aug. 16, 1841, married Miss Lizzie Davis, and they are residents of Seven Hickory Township, being the parents of two children—Charles and Gary. Milton C., born July 27, 1842, married Miss Caroline Coon and has two children; they live in California. Robert A., born Jan. 1, 1844, married Miss Matilda Hullin, and they have three children—Willis, Maggie and Lawrence; Mason F., born Sept. 12, 1845, was married three times, his last wife having been Mrs. Anna (Walters) Rowe, who became the mother of two children—John and Bertie Alice; Nancy J., born Oct. 3, 1847, is the wife of William Gregg, of Seven Hickory Township, and the mother of three children—John, Lulu and Lonney (twins); Thomas T., born March 20, 1849, married Miss Rose Hancock, of Seven Hickory Township, and they have one child—Vina V.; Mary E., born July 30, 1851, became the wife of William Camp, who was killed by the Indians in Kansas, while hunting buffalo, in 1884; of this marriage there were two children—Thomas and Lilly. Mrs. C. was married the second time, to Shannon Clark, and of this union there was one child, Dora, who died July 4, 1887; they are living in Morgan Township. John, born Aug. 20, 1853, married Miss Luellan Ratliff, and they have one child, Franklin; Victoria S., born March 20, 1 855, is the wife of Isaac Walters, and has one child, John; Daniel Boone, born April 10, 1858, married Miss Anna Myers, and is farming in Seven Hickory Township; Susanna, born July 24, 1861, died in childhood; Jacob, of our sketch, was the youngest of the family.
Our subject received a fair education, and after reaching manhood was married, March 4, 1884, at the home of the bride, to Miss Catherine, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Carl) Beck. Her father was a native of Pennsylvania, and member of a large family. Mr. and Mrs. W. have become the parents of two children, namely, Lillie Ellen, born Feb. 13, 1885, and Otto, Oct. 28, 1886. Our subject is a stanch Republican politically, and socially, belongs to Lodge No. 609, I. O. O. F., at Charleston.