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Jacob Bodenhorn
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1848
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1888
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Jacob Bodenhorn was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1848. When but a lad, six years of age, he came to Indiana with his father where he attended the Township school at "Boot-Jack". When a young man he took great delight in attending the old fashioned country spelling matches and few there were who could "spell him down". Jacob Bodenhorn met life with handicaps, never being strong physically as were his brothers, often being under the Doctor's care. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Main, a daughter of Adam Main who lived near Fortville, Indiana (Born in Myersville, Fredrick County, Maryland, June 20, 1853). Being reared on a farm, Jacob naturally followed the pursuit of farming, purchasing an eighty acre farm about one and one half miles South of Lapel, it being nearly all timber land. Nothing daunted, he and his young wife resolutely applied themselves to the task of clearing, fencing and ditching the land, thus making for themselves a home. In this they succeeded notwithstanding the handicaps involved. When near 30 years of age he was aroused to his need of salvation while attending a revival meeting at the old Methodist Episcopal Church at Fishersburg, Indiana; pardoning grace came to his soul while at home, from which time until death, he lived a devoted Christian life. Many things about our father has the write (Thomas Bodenhorn) forgotten, but never can we forget the scenes of family worship, when he would sing a hymn, read from the Scriptures and then fervently petition the Throne of Grace in prayer, the benediction of which has followed his family all through life. He was a respected citizen in the community in which he lived, always lending a helping hand to his neighbor and friends. When in his 37th year he sustained injuries which finally resulted in his death two years later, thus leaving a wife, six sons and one daughter namely: Charles M., William L., J. Walter, Thomas M., Elmer F., Raymond C. and Alice Gertrude.
Source: The Bodenhorn Family History 
Family links: 
  David Bodenhorn (1811 - 1878)
  Mary Emma Main Bodenhorn (1853 - 1894)*
  Thomas Marion Bodenhorn (1877 - 1949)*
  Christian Bodenhorn (1834 - 1916)*
  Frances Bodenhorn Foust (1838 - 1889)*
  Mary Ann Bodenhorn DeWitt (1842 - 1920)*
  Jacob Bodenhorn (1848 - 1888)
*Calculated relationship
Grove Lawn Cemetery
Madison County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Jan 03, 2009
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Jacob Bodenhorn
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Jacob Bodenhorn
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Jacob Bodenhorn
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