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Posted: 969105600000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 993311417000
Surnames: Kitch, Kister, Glass
p. 714 "History of Huntington Co., IN" Brant & Fuller: Chicago 1887 Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township.

JACOB KITCH-"The gentleman whose name introduces this sketch is a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, and third son of Michael & Susanna (Kister) Kitch, the father born in Pennsylvania and the mother in Ohio. Michael and Susan Kitch moved to Huntington County, Ind., in the fall of 1854, and are now residents of Clear Creek Township. Jacob Kitch was born August 5, 1845, grew to manhood on his father's farm, and remained with his parents until twenty- one years of age. On the 7th day of April, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Lydia Glass, of Ohio, and within a short time thereafter began learning the trade of a carpenter and builder at which he served an apprenticeship of one year. In connection with the carpentering he was for some time engaged in the milling business, and subsequently purchased land and began farming which he has carried on since about the year 1876. He owns a beautiful farm of eighty acres in Section 30, Lancaster Township, all of which is well underdrained and highly improved. In connection with his agricultural interests Mr. Kitch has been for some time engaged in the manufacture of cheese, having at this time twenty five cows, and all the necessary appliances for the successful working of the business. The product of his factory averages about 7,500 pounds per year. Mr. Kitch in 1862, entered the army, enlisting in the Fifty-Fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry with which he served until honorably discharged one year later. He is a Democrat in politics, and in religion an active member of the German Baptist Church. The following are the names of the children of Mr. & Mrs. Kitch: Lillie B., born February 24, 1868; Ida M., born September 8, 1869; Ella R., born March 24, 1873; Fannie A., born April 11, 1875; Anna O., born February 28, 1878, died April 9, 1878; Matilda J., born December 30, 1881; Ola M. and Ora C. (twins), born September 25, 1885."

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