JACOB CRITES, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1822. He was made a cripple
for life by accidentally stepping on the knife of a straw cutter, nearly severing his left foot from the leg. Early
in life he commenced to work at the blacksmith trade, an occupation he followed seventeen years. He came to this
county, in 1842, and October 2, 1845, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Cremean, who died September 12,
1859. leaving to his care seven children. His second marriage occurred February 5, 1860 with Mrs. Emily Sellars.
During his lifetime Mr. Crites served the public in nearly all offices of trust in the township, and to the people
of the county he has been very useful as county commissioner, to which office he was twice elected, filling the
same with honor to himself and to the full satisfaction of the people. A great many private trusts also have been
assigned to him, such as administering on the estates of many of his deceased neighbors. It is his intention and.
desire, however, to retire from public life and devote his entire attention to his farming interests, (which are
considerable,) in addition to which he has, for several years, been engaged more or less extensively in raising
stock: his specialties being thoroughbred hogs. Mr. Crites was one of the incorporators of Allen Lodge, I. O. O.
F., and for four years was master of German Grange, of which he has thrice been State delegate. Since the age of
twenty Mr. Crites has been identifiad with some religious denomination, and for several years with the Methodist
Episcopal Church, in which he has been very useful, filling several offices of the same, at present being superintendent
of the Sabbath school.
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