JACOB STECKER, fanner, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, December 6, 1824. and came with his parents,
Gottleib and Caroline Stecker, to America, and to Big Lick Township, this county, in 1841. Gottleib Stecker died
in 1868; his widow still resides on the home farm, in Big Lick Township. Jacob Stecker married, May 1, 1853, Miss
Rosanna Klink, of Crawford County, Ohio, and they then settled in the southern part of Cass Township, this county.
To them were born four children, two of whom are now living: Catherine, wife of Alden H. Cobb, and DanieL who is
now a student at the Ohio Wesleyan University. After the death of his first wife, May 1, 1877, Jacob Stecker married,
April 3, 1879, Miss Maria Jamesou, daughter of Rev. Ira Jameson of Big Lick Township, this county. Our subject
has been industrious and successful in life, and has acquired a fine farm of 227 acres of fertile land. He has
erected thereon a handsome brick residence, and made many other valuable improvements. In politics he is a Republican.
He was elected justice of the peace in 1870, which position he held, by reelection, until 1882, and has discharged
his duties faithfully and to the satisfaction of the people. Mr. and Mrs. Stecker are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. He was largely instrumental in erecting the handsome structure, Salem Church, in Cass Township,
this county. He is strictly a self made man, and has made excellent use of the limited advantages he has enjoyed
here in his adopted country. He is a valuable citizen, highly respected by the entire community.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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