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Jacob M. WALK

Male 1824 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jacob M. WALK 
    Born 26 Aug 1824  Lancaster County Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bet. 1842?1860  Cover Lid Weaving Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID E2B0BE2A5BB2412885D5AAAC69161098C7C3 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1436  Gatland
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2015 

    Father John SINGER 
    Mother Christina (Miller) WALK 
    Married Abt 1832  [2
    Family ID F803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine STAUB,   b. Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874 
    Married 31 Dec 1846  Osnaburg Tp. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Child WALK
     2. Mary E. WALK
     3. Ellen C. WALK
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucinda CLARK,   b. Stark County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Stark County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lucinda CLARK,   b. Stark County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Stark County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Howard WALK
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (My reference #14) P. 849, Family Tree Maker, CD450, County and Family Histories: OH, 1780-1970, Disk 5, Stark County, Biographical Sketches, Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Div. JACOB M. WALK, P. O. Osnaburg; is one of the most earnest and driving farmers in the vicinity of Osnaburg, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 26, 1824, son of Samuel and CHRISTINA (MILLER) WALK, Mr. Walk was a posthumous child. His mother remained a widow for eight years, when she married a second time to MR. JOHN SINGER, Mr. Walk remained with his mother until his twenty-first year. In 1838 he removed to Stark Co. by wagon, spending a fornight upon the route. In the spring of the following year he moved with his parents to near the present village of Mapleton. Since that date the village has been organized and built up, Mr. Walk still remembering the first sale of the lots which rnaged in price form $15 to $30. MR. SINGER being a weaver by profession, his step-son learned the business of coverlid weaving in 1842, at which occupation he remained until 1860, investing his surplus funds in real estate, and doing some farming. He purchased his first home of 20 acres, one-half mile soutwest of Mapleton, He subsequently made a purchase of the "Baker" farm, a rich body of land lying three-quarters of a mile west of Mapleton, a farm of 96 acres. This land not being extensive enought to satisfy his ambition, he moved to Wayne Co., where he engaged more estensively in general agriculture. While absent he sold the Baker farm and pur hased the present farm and coal bank of 145 acres, a short distance soutwest of Osnaburg, bordering on one side of Connotton Valley Ralilroad. With his near access to the railroad for his coal, a ric h farm and an eligible building locality, Mr. Walk has reason to be content as he is. He was untied in marriage to Miss Catharine Staub of Osnaburg Tp. Dec. 31, 1846. She was born in Prussia, coming to America at an early age of three years. Mrs. Catharine Walk died in 1874, leaving three sons and two daughters--Mary E., the eldest daughter, is an instructor in music in Osnaburg and several of the neighboring villages. Ellen C. is at home. Both of the daughters are members of the M.E. Church and S. S. Mr. Walk was re-married to Mrs. Lucinda Clark of this county; they have one child, a boy of fourteen months christened Jacob Howard. In politics Mr. Walk was raised a Democrat, and remained of that faith until the "Know-Nothing" party sprang up, when he became a Republican. Mr. Walk is an uncompromising adv o cate of temperance, his zeal having made him hated by the "beer element" of the neighborhood, having b een active in prosecuting several saloonists. Mr. Walk was chosedn chairman of the Christian Temperance Union. In his religious life few have lived more active and consisten. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at 16 years of age, and had his entire family baptized in the same. For many years there being no Sabbath-school at Mapleton, he with a few others su cc eeded in organizing one, he bieng chosen first superintendent. He held the supoerintendency also during his residence in Wayne Co., and has been repeatedly chosen to that position and as teacher since his residence in Osnaburg. Mr. Walk has never been an office-holder or seeker, but his fellow-townsmen sent him as one of the committee of three to secure the incorporat;ion of the village of Osnaburg, and he was also member of the first twon council....

  • Sources 
    1. [S636] "History of Stark County, with an Outline Sketch of Ohio", P. 849, Family Tree Maker, C D450 County and Family Histories: OH, 1780-1970, Disk 5, Stark County, Biographical Sketches, Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Div. (Reliability: 3).
      ***See Notes** My reference #14)

    2. [S636] "History of Stark County, with an Outline Sketch of Ohio", P. 849, Family Tree Maker, C D450 County and Family Hisotries: OH, 1780-1970, Disk 5, Stark County, Biographical Sketches, Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Div. (Reliability: 3).
      (My Reference #14) ...His mother remained a widow for eight years, when she was married a second time to Mr. JOHN SINGER...