Biography of Jacob Grose
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JACOB GROSE, farmer and stock raiser. P. 0. Findlay, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., April 25, 1825, son of Jacob and Margaret (Sheddinger) Grose, natives of Bucks County, Penn., and of German descent. Our subject's great grandfather, in company with two brothers, came to America before the war of the Revolution, and settled in Bucks County, Penn In religion they were Mennonites. The father of our subject died in Wayne County, Ohio; his family consisted of eleven children. Jacob Grose, the subject of this sketch, was reared on a farm; served an apprenticeship of three years and a half at the cabinet maker's trade, which he followed for twelve years. He was united in marriage, in 1848, with Mary Sherick, a native of Pennsylvania. of German descent. Her parents, Peter and Barbara (Funk) Sherick, now reside in Findlay, this county. Our subject and wife are parents of six children: David S., a school teacher and farmer; Peter J., Harriet E., Jacob I., Laura A. and William E. Mr. and Mrs. Grose are members of the Baptist Church of God. He has been trustee and school director for nine years, and clerk of the board. He is the owner of 326 acres of land, and takes great interest in the Grange movement, of which organization he is a charter member, and has filled the office of overseer in the order.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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