Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Jacob S. Stare

JACOB S. STARE, formerly a carpenter and cabinetmaker, by trade, but in late years actively engaged in agricultural pursuits, is a highly respected citizen of North township, Labette county, Kansas. He was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1825, and is a son of Jacob M. and Eva (Auchenbauch) Stare.

Jacob Stare was born in York county, Pennsylvania, and his wife was born in Lancaster county in the same state. They reared the following children, namely: George; Jacob S.; Elizabeth, deceased; Benjamin; Sarah; Daniel; John; and Peter.

Jacob S. Stare, after finishing his school studies, learned the trade of a carpenter and cabinetmaker, which he followed for twenty-seven years. In 1853, he went to Macon county, Illinois, where he resided for seventeen years, and in 1871 he located in Labette county, Kansas. He was engaged in the fruit and confectionery business in Parsons for eleven years, and then sold his store, in 1885. He purchased the farm on which he now lives, from the government, in 1873, at $1.25 per acre. It is the east half of the southeast quarter of section 17, North township. There he has carried on general farming and fruit raising. He has made extensive improvements on his farm, and now has one of the finest homes in the county.

His orchard is generally conceded to be the finest in the state. He is well known throughout the county as a farmer of great ability and intelligence.

Mr. Stare married Catherine Bintz, who was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. This estimable lady, who was universally beloved, and was esteemed as a woman of high character, died in February, 1901. Her death was sincerely mourned by all who knew her. Mr. and Mrs. Stare were blessed with two children, namely: Charles, deceased; and Edward, manager of the Stare dairy.

Mr. Stare is a Republican, in politics. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church. He has many warm friends in the community. A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Stare accompanies this sketch.