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Jacob Kircher

JACOB KIRCHER, a prominent farmer of Rock Township, was born in Germany, March 7, 1837, and is a son of Nicholas and Mary (Styer) Kircher.  The father served in the French police under Napoleon.  When our subject was thirteen years of age he emigrated to America and spent the first  year in Buffalo, New York; thence he went to Milwaukee, and remained there until 1864.  When there was a call for more men to go to the defense of the old flag, he took up arms in behalf of his newly adopted land, and enlisted in October, 1864, in the First Wisconsin Battery, under command of General Grant.  After the close of the war he returned to his home, and remained there until 1874, when he removed to Cherokee County.  He bought a farm of 200 acres in Rock Township, where he still resides.  Mr. Kircher was united in marriage in 1860, to Miss Mary Monday, a daughter of Jacob and Mary (Lauter) Monday. 

Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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