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Jacob Cretsinger
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1813
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 9, 1891
Iowa, USA

Jacob was the son of John Kretzinger & Mary Magdalene Coffman. He came to Carroll county in 1856, settling in Union township, where he purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres. He turned his attention to the further cultivation and improvement of the property and thereon reared his family.

Jacob Cretsinger was elected to the first Board of Supervisors of Carroll county, serving from January, 1861, until he resigned turning 1864. He served as Chairman of the Board in 1863 and 1864 until his resignation.

Jacob and Delilah Harris were married in December of 1841 in Licking Co., Ohio. They were the parents of six children, three sons and three daughters: John M., who is deceased (in 1911); Mary Ann, the wife of J. M. Gilbert, of Creighton, Nebraska; Minerva J., who is the wife of John Minnich and resides in Guthrie county, Iowa; George M., of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Isaac M., living in Guthrie county, Iowa; and Sarah E. 
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  Delilah Harris Cretsinger (1818 - 1861)
  John Mortimer Cretsinger (1842 - 1865)*
  George M Cretsinger (1851 - 1911)*
  Isaac Milton Cretsinger (1855 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Coon Rapids Cemetery
Coon Rapids
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Dec 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32374492
Jacob Cretsinger
Added by: Geo Clinton
Jacob Cretsinger
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