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Jacob Riniker
Buena Vista Twp.

Jacob Riniker, a prominent citizen of Buena Vista Township was born in Switzerland, June 6, 1824. He came to America in 1854, landed at New York, and from there went to Rochester, N.Y., where he remained two years, and came to Clayton County in 1856. He settled in North Buena Vista, section 28, and has lived here since. He owns 240 acres of good land well improved. He has held the office of Township Trustee, and is the present Road Supervisor. He was married in 1851 to Anna Simons, who was born in Switzerland Sept. 7, 1828. By this union there are eight children-Jacob, born June 4, 1855, Emma, Sept. 6, 1856; John, Oct. 20, 1858; Mary Ann, Nov. 26, 1860; Elizabeth, Nov. 30, 1862; Anna, Sept. 16, 1864; Diana, Sept. 18, 1866, and Louisa, May 19, 1871. He belongs to the Cwingle church, which is slightly different from the Lutheran church. He is a Democrat in his political views.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 681
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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