Jacob  Query

          Jacob Query was born in Shelby County, Union Township, November 27, 1843, the son of  Daniel and Delilah Query. Daniel Query was a farmer, and early in life located at Moscow, Ind., where he built the first grist mill on Flatrock Creek.  He served as a soldier during the War of 1812, and was a generous, kind-hearted man, and a good Christian.  He died June 9, 1869, at the age of seventy-six, and his wife died April 13, 1881, at the age of seventy-eight.  At the age of eighteen Jacob Query engaged in the blacksmith's trade with his brother, George W., where he still remains.  He is now doing a fine business, and has a fine large shop.  He also is the proprietor of a large tile manufactory.  In 1868, he married Miss Melissa Jerrell, who was born in Liberty Township, September 10, 1842.  They are the parents of two children, Dalton, born July 4, 1872;  Harry G., born December 9, 1879.  Mr. Query is an influential citizen and highly esteemed.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 692.

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          JACOB QUERY, LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, was born Nov. 27, 1843.  His parents were Daniel and Delilah (Shippell) Query.  His father was a native of  Maryland, and his mother of Ohio.  They came at an early day to Rush County, and remained there several years, when they came to Shelby County and settled near Cynthiana; they lived there until the death of Daniel Query, which took place about 1870.  His wife is still living in Cynthiana.
          The subject of this sketch, at the age of 14, went to live with his brother to learn the trade of blacksmithing. He remained with him for about ten years, when he commenced for himself in the same business in Cynthiana.  Jan 12, 1868, Mr. Query was married to Miss Melissa Jarrell, at Cynthiana.  He has had four children --- Dalton,  Harry G.,  and two who died in infancy.  When Mr. Query commenced business for himself, he had about $300, but by industry and good work he soon built up a fine trade, and now has a nice home and steady business.  Politically, he is a Democrat.  His wife is a daughter of Andrew and Eliza Jarrell, natives of Virginia, who came to Indiana at an early day, and are now living in Kansas.
          Mr. Query is a young man to have made such a start in life; with good business prospects before him and a pleasant home, he may surely look forward to long life of happiness.
Atlas of Shelby Co., Indiana, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co, 1880, pg 71.

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