Biography of Jacob Arheart
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JACOB ARHEART was born October 12, 1818, in York County, Penn.; is the son of David and Mary (Hoke) Arheart, of Pennsylvania, and of German descent; his parents came to Ohio about the year 1832, and purchased a farm, on which they lived until their death in 1841 and 1842, respectively. Jacob Arheart was reared on the farm, and at the age of sixteen began the shoe maker's trade. He was married, April 25, 1839, to Miss Lucinda Evers, daughter of David and Rachel (McDaniel) Evers, natives of Maryland, and of German and Irish descent. Mr. Arheart continued to work at his trade, and to farm in Ohio, until 1844, when he came to Burlington, Rush County, Ind., where he purchased property, and worked eleven years at his trade; he then sold out, and coved to Howard County, locating in Union Township, where he purchased a farm of eighty acres, which he began to clear and improve. By close industry and diligence, he has been able to clear out a beautiful home for his family, with all the necessary improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Arheart have had seven children, four of whom are living - Maud, Mary M., William H. and Elizabeth L. J., all of whom are married. Mr. Arheart is an active politician in the Democratic ranks, and cast his first ballot for Martin Van Buren in 1839, and Mrs. Arheart is an active member of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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