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 M. Stemple

JACOB M. STEMPLE. This gentleman, residing in North township, has for many years been one of Labette county's most prominent and influential farmers. He is a man of honesty and integrity, and is well known in the county. Mr. Stemple was born in West Virginia, in 1836, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Tomire) Stemple.

Samuel Stemple was a native of Virginia, where he lived all his life. He and his wife raised six children, namely: Louisa; Jacob; Margaret; Ann; Maria; and Evaline.

Jacob M. Stemple remained in his native state until he reached the age of nineteen years, during which time he followed the occupation of a farmer. In 1855 he went to Van Buren county, Iowa, where he carried on farming until 1871, when he moved to Labette county, Kansas. He bought in North township the east half of the southeast quarter of section 25, township 31, range 20, and has been very successful in cultivating this purchase. He has a neat and attractive farm, on which he has made many improvements in the past few years.

Mr. Stemple was wedded to Rebecca Cochran, who was born in Indiana, in 1837. Their union was blessed with seven children, namely: Ida; Anna; Frank; James; A. C.; Margaret; and George. Mrs. Stemple died in April, 1891. In 1897 Mr. Stemple married Elizabeth Hoover, a native of Illinois.

Mr. Stemple is a member of the Republican party, and takes an active interest in the politics of the county; he has served as road overseer several terms. He has been a member of the school board for the past twenty years. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church.