Christian Fink

Christina Fink, one of the substantial farmers of Hancock county, was born on his father's farm in Sugar Creek township, near Julietta, on May 9, 1858. He is the son of Henry and Louisa (Miller) Fink, pioneers of the township.

Christian Fink spent his childhood on the home place and attended school at the old Swamp school house. After leaving school he continued to assist his father on the farm until he was twenty-seven years of age. At that time the father retired from the farm and moved to Irvington. It was then that Christian received a part of the farm which he operated until 1888, when he moved to the farm of one hundred and twenty acrs, which his father pad purchased north of and adjoining the town of Gem. This has been the home of Mr. Fink since that time. He now owns two hundred and fifty-five acres of well-improved land.

Christian Fink is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of which he is a trustee. Politically, Mr. Fink is a Democrat but does not aspire to office, yet he takes an interest in the selecting of the best men to office. He is well and favorably known both in the township and to the county and is held in high esteem by all who know him.

Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 839.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 11, 2001.

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