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Caroline
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David
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Alexander
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(1832 - ????)

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Monrow
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(1834 - 1864)

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David
Fink

(1836 - ????)

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Henry
Fink

(1840 - ????)

Sophia E.
Fink

(1844 - 1915)

Susanah L.
Fink

(1846 - ????)

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Jacob Henry Fink

     
 

 

Born: 17 Jul 1840, Iredell Co, NC

Died: 06 May 1901, Iredell Co, NC

 

Jacob Henry Fink was the fifth child born to Daniel Fink and Elizabeth Beaver.  Daniel was born  July 1840, more than likely in Iredell County, NC.

 

 
 

The 1850 Iredell County Census shows that Jacob Henry Fink was 10 years old and living at home with his parents and all of his siblings.

 
 

1850 Iredell County Census

 
First Name Last name Age Sex Occupation Place of Birth
Danl Fink 47 M Laborer NC
Elizabeth " 41 F   "
Sally C. " 19 M   "
David A. " 17 M " "
Daniel M. " 16 M " "
Moses D. " 14 M   "
Jacob H. " 10 M   "
Sophia E. " 6 F   "
Susanah L. " 4 F   "
 
 
 

The 1860 District South of the Yadkin Census for Iredell County shows that Jacob Henry was 20 years old and living at home with his parents and siblings.  Older brother David Alexander had left the family home and was living by himself in the Rocky Creek District of Iredell County. 

 
1860 Iredell County Census

 
 
First Name Last name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth
Daniel Fink 54 M Farmer $4300 $400 NC
Elizabeth " 50 F Wife     "
Dan. M. Fink 26 M Miller     Tenn.
Moses D. " 24 M Farmer     NC
Jacob H. " 20 M       NC
Sophia E. " 16 F       NC
Susan L. " 14 F       NC
 
 
 
All four of Daniel & Elizabeth Fink's sons served the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
                             
  Youngest son Jacob Henry Fink enlisted on 18 Jun 1861 at the age of 21 in Company A, 33rd Regiment North Carolina.  The enlistment location was Iredell County, NC.  Jacob was still with Company A when they surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA, on 09 Apr 1865.  
 
 
Jacob married Catherine Eloise Wilhelmina Martin around 1865.  Catherine was born 12 Jun 1840 and was the daughter of Cam Martin.
 
 

An Excerpt from an email I received from Joy Shepard on 03 May 2012

 
  "I wanted  to point out that my grandmother Margaret Eloise Fink was named after her grandmother's middle name Catherine Eloise Wilhelmina Martin Fink."  
 
 

By 1870, Jacob and Catherine were living in the Chambersburg Township (South) District of Iredell County.  They had 3 children: William S. A. Fink, age 3, Samuel C. M. Fink, age 2, and Emma C. Fink, age 2 months.

 
 

1870 Iredell County Census

 
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth Male
> 21
Fink Jacob H. 29 M W Farm Hand     NC X
----- Catharine 28 F W Keeping House     "  
----- William S. A. 3 M W       "  
----- Samuel C. M. 2 M W       "  
----- Emma C. 2/12 F W       "  
 
 
 
Jacob Henry Fink and Catherine Eloise Wilhelmina Martin had 7 Children
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
William S. A. Fink Abt. 1866    
Samuel C. M. Fink 26 Jan 1868
Iredell Co
06 Apr 1919 Margaret "Maggie"
Lee Turner
23 Dec 1903
Emma Cordelia/Catherine Fink 05 Mar 1870 18 Jan 1950 George Lafayette Murr
John Theophalus Fink  16 Jan 1873 23 May 1923, Iredell Co, NC Carrie M. Colvert
Oder Elmer Fink 20 Aug 1875, Iredell Co 20 Mar 1948 Cora Lee Safrit
Maggie E. Fink Abt. 1876. m. 07 Apr 1898   George W. Hair
Mary Matilda Fink 21 Apr 1877 12 Apr 1941
(tombstone 12 Mar 1941)
Josephis "Seph"
Ward Beecher Miller
 
 
 

In 1880, Jacob Henry Fink & Catherine were raising a family of seven children in the Chambersburg Township of Iredell County, NC.  Jacob is listed on the Census as maimed, crippled or disabled - which could have been the result of an injury when he served in the Civil War.  The four oldest children were in school and there was an additional farm laborer, Samuel Fleming, living with the family.  The Census says that Jacob could neither read nor write.

 

1880 Iredell County Census

 
Name Personal       Health Education  
Last
Name
First
Name
Sex Age Relation Single
Married
Occupation Disabled School Can't
Read
Can't
Write
Birth
Fink J.H. M 40   M Farming X   X X NC
Fink C.E.W. F 39 Wife M Keeping House         "
---- W.S.A. M 16 Son S Family Labor   X      
---- S.W. M 11 " S "   X      
---- E.C. F 10 Daughter S At Home   X X X "
---- J.T. M 8 Son S     X     "
---- O.E. M 6 " S           "
---- M.E. F 4 Daughter S           "
---- M.M. F 3 " S           "
Fleming Samuel M 20 Laborer S       X X "
 
 
 
 

1887 August 25

 

Amity Hill Items

 
     Good weather on crops.  A much larger crop of fall oats is being sown than usual.
     The spring houses of Messrs. William Holder and Henry Fink were robbed last Saturday night.
 
 
 
The Landmark reveals that 70 acres of property belonging to Jacob Henry Fink was to be sold for back taxes of $3.02.
 
 

1888 January 5

 

Sheriff's Sale of Land For Taxes

 
BY VIRTUE OF LEVIES made by me for default in the payment of Taxes, I will expose at public sale for cash, at the court house door in Statesville, on
                                               Monday, February 6, 11888,
the various lots and parcels of land herein named.
     The whole of each tract or contiguous body of land belonging to the delinquents named will be set up for sale at the same time, and the bid will be struck off to him who will pay the amount of taxes with all expenses for the smallest part of said land.  The purchaser must pay the amount due on the spot or the land will be immediately resold.
     Each tract will be sold in the order named below and the sale will continue from day to day until all is disposed of

CHAMBERSBURG

J. H. Fink, 70 acres, 3d cr., $3.02

 
 
 
 
 
According to the following newspaper article from the Statesville Landmark, it appears that Jacob Henry Fink & Catherine had loaned money to A.F. Morton so that he could purchase 65 acres of property in Chambersburg Township.  Apparently he was unable to repay the loan and the property was being sold by Jacob Henry and Catherine to the highest bidder at the courthouse auction.
 
 

1888 March 8, Thursday

 

Mortgage Sale

 
By virtue of a power contained in a mortgage executed on the 24th of February, 1887, by J. H. Fink and wife Catherine to A. F. Morton, which mortgage is recorded in Book 7, page 601, in the office of the Register of Deeds of Iredell County, the undersigned, agent of the mortgagee, will sell for cast, to highest bidder, at the court house door in Statesville on
                                             MONDAY, APRIL 9TH, 1888
the leand described in the aforesaid mortgage, lying in Chambersburg Township, Iredell County, N.C., adjoining the lands of Hope Martin, J.A. White, S. C. McNeely, and others, and containing 65 acres, more or less.
                                                                                           R. H. PLYLER
                                                                                           Agent for A. F. Morton, Mortgagee
 
 
 
 
The Landmark Newspaper
Statesville, NC
 

(Could this be William S. A. Fink, son of Jacob Henry Fink?)

Jan 24, 1889 - Mr. W. A. Fink who went to Arkansas a few weeks ago, wrote back the other day that he came across John McNabb in Arkansas and stayed all night with him.  He is doing well, and held family worship night and morning.  He did not tell McNabb's post office address nor his occupation and also failed to say whether or not they had donated him a house and lot and promoted him to an eldership.

 
 
 

The 1900 Census shows that Jacob and Catherine had moved to the Cool Spring Township of Iredell County.

 

1900 Iredell County Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Birth Age Yrs.
Md.
Kids Kids
Living
Birth Occup.
Month Year
Fink Jacob H. Head M July 1840 59 34     NC Farmer
---- Catherine E. Wife F June 1840 59 34 7 7 NC  
---- Samuel Son M Jan 1868 32       NC Farm
Laborer
 
 
 
 
Jacob died 06 May 1901 at the age of 61 years old.  Catherine died 21 Jun 1928 at the age of 88 years old.  Jacob & Catherine were buried in the New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Iredell County, North Carolina.
 
 
 

The document which appears below is the Death Certificate of Catherine Eloise Wilhelmina Martin Fink.  The 1900 Census shows her born in 1940 - the death certificate shows Conelia Wilhelmina born in 1940 - but the month is different on the two documents.

The name on the death certificate is Conelia Wilhelmina Fink.  The 1880 Census lists her name as Catherine E. W. Fink as do several articles in THE STATESVILLE LANDMARK. 

George L. Murr was the informant listed on Catherine's Death Certificate.  Our Catherine had a son-in-law named George Lafayette Murr, married to her daughter Emma Cordelia Fink.  It appears that George L. Murr wasn't familiar with all the facts about the Fink family.  Did George Murr only know her as Wilhelmina and guessed that her first name was “Conelia” instead of “Catherine”?

Catherine was married to Jacob Henry Fink, but this death certificate says that Cornelia Wilhelmina Fink's husband was John Henry Fink - another error which happens frequently on documents.  The death certificate listed Wilhelmina’s father as Cam Martin. 

 
 
Catherine/Conelia Wilhelmina Martin Fink's Death Certificate

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jacob & Catherine's son, Samuel C. Fink, and his wife, Margaret "Maggie" Lee Turner

Thanks to Linda Seaman Dymon for the photo of Samuel & Maggie Fink

 

For more information on the Samuel C. Fink Family, Click HERE

 
 

THANKS

 

Thanks to Linda Seaman Dymon for her continued help with my research on the Fink Family.
You can contact Linda at dymonl@bellsouth.net

 
 
Thanks to Linda's daughter, Joy, for sending me information about the burial location of Jacob Henry Fink and his wife Catherine - a confirmation of birth and death dates- and help with confirming Catherine Eloise Wilhelmina Martin Fink's complete name.  Thanks Joy. 
                             
                             
If you have additional photos and information on the Fink Family, please contact me.