Biography of Jacob B. Lisle
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JACOB B. LISLE, foreman of Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly's machine works; is a son of Lemuel Lisle, who was one of the pioneers of Ohio; he was a native of North Carolinas, but went to New Orleans about the time the war of 1812 began, and there enlisted for eighteen months and came North and joined the forces under Gen. Harrison; was at the battle of Lower Sandusky and identified with other operations of the army in Northwestern Ohio; after the close of the war he went to Pennsylvania, and there married Anna Dearinger, in 1816; soon after came to Ohio by Pittsburgh and coming down the river to Portsmouth, then to the vicinity of Chillicothe, where he resided until 1829, in which year he pushed on to the frontier locating near the source of the Miami, in Logan County, then an almost unbroken wilderness. There the subject of this sketch was born, in 1830, and reared amid the scenes and incidents of pioneer life; his youth was spent in the usual way of farmers' sons; after he became of age he entered a machine shop in Urbana as an apprentice, in which he served the usual three years and worked in the same shop as a hand six years; subsequently worked in the Leffel works here; in 1865, he became a partner in a plow works at Urbana, but sold out the following year and returned to Springfield and took charge of E. P. Beckel's water wheel works, where he remained until the spring of 1869, when he accepted the position of foreman of Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly's shops, Which he has since continued to hold, being preeminently fitted by his experience, skill and ability to assume the responsibilities consequent upon so extensive a charge; he has enjoyed in a marked degree the confidence of his employers and the respect of the men under his charge; he is a gentleman of good general information and respected as a citizen; his residence is No. 97 West High street, and is a neat, commodious property which, by its furnishings, indicate refinement and comfort. He married July 2, 1857, Alma J. Cochran; she is a native of Union County; her parents were James and Elizabeth (Reed) Cochran; both the Cochran and the Reed families were among the earliest of the Big Darby settlers. This union has been blessed with three sons - Justice D., Lemuel B. and Howard C.; the first named is just arriving at majority, and is now attending medical lectures at Philadelphia.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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