Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JACOB DEWALD lives on a three hundred and sixty acre farm three miles north of Paha.  He was born in Russia, June 14, 1870, the son of G. J. and Katherine Dewald, natives also of Russia, who came to America in 1879.  They lived three years in the state of Nebraska, after which time they came to Walla Walla, Washington, thence to Bickelton, Klickitat county, where they lived eight years, then came to where they now reside in Adams county.  They have been parents of eight children, five of whom are living: Dora, Anna, George, our subject and John.
     Jacob Dewald came to America with his parents.  He began attending the common schools prior to coming to this country, and since coming here he attended school until he became a man, thus acquiring a good grammar school education.  He came to Adams county with his parents and remained with them until 1888, when he purchased his present farm.  He has all of his land fenced and in an excellent state of cultivation.  His buildings are up to the standard found on the up-to-date Big Bend farms, and his farm is especially well supplied with water.
     In 1903 Mr. Dewald was married to Maggie Swartz, which union has been blessed with one child, Clara.
     In politics, Mr. Dewald is a Populist, and is active in his party's affairs.  Both he and Mrs. Dewald are members of the M. E. church.