|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1836|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1923|
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
JOHN LINK was born in Wheeling, Va., February 28, 1836, a son of Jacob and Jane (Hays) Link. Left Virginia at the age of two years. Removed from Wheeling to Maysville, Ky., and resided there seven years. John Link was taught mechanical engineering as a profession, and after a residence of five years in Marietta, Ohio, lived in Maysville, Ky., seven years, and settled in Newport, Ky., in the fall of 1849, and followed his trade until September, 1861, when he enlisted in Company B, Twenty-third Kentucky Infantry, Federal Army, and was discharged August 12, 1865. On his return home he acted as engineer for the Newport Rolling Mill, eighteen months, then for two years was with the Cincinnati Rolling Mill, and then finally settled in Newport. In June, 1868, he entered the fire department; in 1872 was made engineer of that service, and in 1877 was appointed chief of the department, which position he still holds. In April 1866, he married Annie Cronin, of Cincinnati, and to this marriage have been born six children, of whom five are living: Charles, William, Cora, Jeney and John. Mrs. Annie Link, a member of the Catholic Church, was stricken with apoplexy in 1872, which resulted in her death. In 1876 Mr. Link married Miss Sophia, daughter of Christopher and Sophia Rich, of Campbell County, and to their union was born one son--George. Mr. Link is a Blue Lodge and Chapter Mason, and is a Democrat.
John's father, Jacob Link was born in Germany, and on coming to the United States landed in New York, thence moved to Pennsylvania, where he married Jane Hays, a native of the latter State; his death took place in 1857.
Ann Cronin Link (____ - 1872)*
John Link (1880 - 1917)*
Walter Link (1895 - 1938)*
Plot: Section 2, Lot 110, Grave 7
Created by: Michael Cummiskey
Record added: May 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69201290
Wounded three times while serving with the 23rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
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