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Lock, Jacob
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Jacob Lock was born September 20, 1816, in Niedervorschuetz, Principality of Hessen, and came to Quincy with his wife, Anna Katherine, nee Kuchmann, in 1847. For many years he conducted a meat market, until his death December 7, 1871; his wife died later. William Lock, the eldest son, born July 5, 1841, grew up in Quincy and also conducted a meat market. He was a member of the volunteer fire department for many years and foreman of Liberty No. 3, a Germany company. Katherine, the eldest daughter of Jacob and Anna Katherine (Kuchmann) Lock, was born in 1843 and became the wife of Bernard Koyer, born October 7, 1836 in Escholhn, Westphalia, who came to Quincy in 1856 and lived here until he departed this life, June 24, 1914. Three sons, Henry, John and Conrad Koyer conduct a poultry farm besides following market gardening. John Koyer, a member of the firm, is also an active member of the Ruff-Koyer Hardware Company in Quincy.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 379.

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