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Lewis Zink


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 2/13/2015 at 12:20:56

Clarke Co. History, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. p. 164

LEWIS ZINK, deceased, was one of the early settlers of Washington Township, where he was classed among the enterprising citizens and successful farmers. He was a native of North Carolina, born March 22, 1817. When he was two years old his father, Jacob Zink, moved with his family to Indiana, in which State the subject of this sketch was reared and educated. He was married August 26, 1841, to Sally P. Burton, who was born in Nichols County, Kentucky, removing with her parents when a child to Monroe County, Indiana, where she lived at the time of her marriage. Mrs. Zink was the youngest child of Joseph and Louisa (Patrick) Burton, both of whom died in Monroe County, Indiana. Mr. Zink followed farming a few years after his marriage in Indiana, when he removed to Illinois, and in June, 1853, came to Clarke County, Iowa. He then entered a tract of eighty acres, in Washington Township, which he improved, adding to his original tract till he owned 230 acres. Here he followed farming till his death, which occurred in October, 1884. He left a widow who still resides at the homestead, and eight children --Louisa J., wife of J.P. Brown; Henry C.; Mollie, wife of N.J. Dean; Cynthia M., wife of J.R. Buchanan; James M., Charles T., Lewis E. and William S. Mr.. Zink was an active member of the Methodist Protestant church, of which he was steward for many years. His house was the pioneer Christian home of Washington Township, and was used as a meeting house for his neighborhood. Mrs. Zink is also an earnest member of the same church.


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