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Jacob E. Wenk

JACOB E. WENK, publisher of the Forest Republican, Tionesta, was born in Tionesta December 13, 1853, and is a son of Jacob and Dorothea E. (Mathe) Wenk. His father was a native of Hesse-Cassel, Germany, a shoemaker by occupation, and came to Tionesta in 1847, where he worked at his trade until his retirement from business, in 1884. His children are Lizzie (Mrs. G. G. Butterfield), Ferdinand and Jacob E. The subject or this sketch was reared in Tionesta, and learned the printer's trade in the office of the Forest County Bee (now Forest Republican). He worked at the case as a journeyman, ten years, and in January, 1879, purchased the Forest Republican, which he has since successfully conducted as editor and proprietor. On April 20, 1882, he married L. Florence, daughter of Daniel S. and Elizabeth (Spence) Knox, of Tiones.a, and they have two children living: Carl E. and a son born January 6, 1890 (not yet named). Mr. Wenk is a member or the German Reformed Church and of the A. O. U. W. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 941, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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