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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JACOB SCHICK, one of the many excellent farmers of Campbell Township, is a native of Pennsylvania, his birth occurring June 25, 1848. He is the second son in a family of six children born to the marriage of John H. Schick and Maria Barn, who were natives of Germany. They were wedded in the Keystone State and in the year 1861 removed to Warrick County, Ind., where they engaged in agricultural pursuits. Jacob did not receive the liberal advantages in youth that are usually bestowed upon the young, but instead was kept at hard work that he might help in the care of the family. August 25, 1872, he was united in matrimony with Phebe, daughter of Michael and Christina (Smith) Smith, of Vanderburg County, Ind., and to their union four children have been born, named Christina M., Phebe V., and two that died in infancy unnamed. The mother is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Schick owns a good farm of ninety-five acres, is a Democrat in politics and a liberal, intelligent gentleman.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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