Biography of Jacob H. Kney
Rush County, IN Biographies





JACOB H. KNEY, a well known general farmer in Walker township, was born in that township on June 19, 1864, a son of Michael and Margaret (Wissing) Kney. His parents were born in Germany and both came to the United States when young. Of their family of seven children the following are living: Minnie, Louise. Emma, Rosa and Jacob H. Jacob H. Kney lived on the home farm until his marriage, attending district school No. 5 in boyhood and afterward helping his father with the farm industries. After marriage Mr. Kney rented land from his father and operated it for himself, and when his father died he inherited forty acres. Shortly afterward he bought the forty acres adjoining and since then has added until he now has 100 acres of fine land. He carries on general farming and raises some stock. September 27, 1888, Mr. Kney married Ella Branson, born in Shelby county, daughter of James B. and Elizabeth Branson. The father of Mrs. Kney was born in South Carolina and the mother in Kentucky. They had nine children, five of whom are living: Robert, Lawrence, Augusta, Anna and Ella. Mr. and Mrs. Kney have two children: Earl and Lavanche. The family are members of the Christian church at Manilla. In politics Mr. Kney is a Democrat.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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