Biography - Jacob Mock

Jacob MOCK, was born in Alsace, France, about twenty miles from Strasbourg, in 1826, and came to the United States with his parents when two years old. They settled in Montgomery County, Penn., where our subject spent his youth, and, at seventeen, went to learn the carpenter's trade, serving two year and three months, after which he worked as a journeyman; also worked one year under instructions in Philadelphia. He then went to Cincinnati, New Orleans and St. Louis, then to Madison County, Ill., where he and his brother worked, taking wild land in payment, thus becoming owners of 140 acres of land; he worked at his trade for some years, and, in the meantime, improved his land. In 1863, he sold his farm and came to Litchfield, and has worked at car-building ever since, with the exception of six years at mill-wrighting. February 17, 1853, he married Miss Lucinda WETMORE, daughter of Reuben and Martha (OLMSTEAD) WETMORE, of Madison County. They have had the following children: Charles J., George W., Martha Annetta, Jessie Bell and Orris C.; those living are Edward M., William F. and Mabel M. Mr. MOCK was originally a Whig, but is now a Republican; is also a member of the Free Methodist Church. The father of our subject, John MOCK, was a cooper. His mother died when he was eleven years old, and he was raised by a Dunkard named John CRATER, of Pennsylvania.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 154-155.

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