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Emma Shoup dau of Jacob & Elizabeth (Davidson) Shoup, married Jacob Kleckner
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: November 22, 2003 at 05:38:03
In Reply to: Re: Bert Kleckner 1870-1943 Ind. by LINDA CAREY of 238

Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 665, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"JACOB SHOUP, President of the Old Settlers' Association of Pulaski County, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, November 24, 1822, and is one of the few remaining of the pioneers of Pulaski County. Through almost half a century of self-denial and hard work, he has accumulated a competence, and is now enjoying the fruits of his labors, living retired in Winamac. JOHN and NANCY (SMURR) SHOUP, parents of JACOB SHOUP, were natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and of German descent chiefly, with slight mixture of English blood on the maternal side. Their union was blessed with ten children, six of whom yet survive. The family, so far back as can be traced, have been a race of husbandmen, and such was the occupation of JOHN SHOUP. This man and family, late in the autumn of 1839, immigrated into Indiana, and that winter stopped in Logansport, (Cass County)and entered land in Fulton County, just across the line from Pulaski County. Here Mr. SHOUP died in 1851, followed by the death of his widow in Stark County in 1852. JOHN SHOUP was a man well known in Eastern Pulaski and Fulton Counties, having held the office of County Commissioner a number of years in the latter. While a resident of Pickaway County, Ohio, he was honored to an election to the Legislature of that State, also serving as County Sheriff. He was quite skillful in the use of the rifle, and was a great lover of hunting, having no superior in the whole neighborhood where he resided. JACOB SHOUP, like his father, has made farming his vocation through life. In 1842, he married Miss ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, and in January, 1843, moved to Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, and taking one hundred and twenty acres of land there and as much more adjoining it in the other county, all in a state of nature, has made it one of the finest farms in either county. He and family moved to Winamac the fall of 1882, and are there living a quiet and retired life. To him and wife have been born seven children; LEWIS C. (deceased); JOSEPHINE (deceased; EMMA, who died the wife of JACOB KLECKNER; LAURA; ANNA, now Mrs. FRANK S. DURR; MARY (deceased); and JANE, now Mrs. JOHN AUSTIS. Mr. SHOUP is a Democrat, and has been very active worker in the interests of that party. He has served the county as Commissioner more terms than any other one man, and, although old in years, he is yet wide awake, and one of the county's most useful and valuable citizens."

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