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SWANK, JACOB, farmer; was born near Ankneytown, Nov. 26, 1844. He was married to Mary Yarger, Oct. 20, 1872; she was born July 31, 1853; children - Harry M., born Dec. 3, 1873 ; Viola E., July 28, 1875; Jessy Bloom, May 2, 1878. In 1867, Mr. Swank bought a partial interest in a thrashing-machine, which he retained three years; he then went to buying butter and eggs ; he continued this two years, and then began farming.
[From page 813, "History of Richland Co., Ohio", A.A. Graham & Co. Publishers, 1807-1880]