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
ADAM KIRSCH was born in Baden, Germany, May 28, 1880. His father, Andrew Kirsch, also was born in Baden, September 6, 1848, and was a farmer in Germany. He was married April 6, 1876, to Barbara Schmitt, and to this union have been born two children; Minnie, wife of Fred Grob, who lives in the vicinity of Rocklyn; and Adam the subject of this sketch. In the fall of 1883 the family came to New York, and from there went direct to Kankakee county, Illinois, where the father commenced to farm. In the spring of 1895 they came to Lincoln county, Washington, rented a farm adjoining his present home, which he bought the same year. He bought a half section of uncultivated land, and now owns four hundred and eighty acres of land all fenced, and for the most part under cultivation, a good ten-room house, a large barn, granaries, and so forth. He is a member of the German Evangelical church. He has rented his farm to his son Adam, and is now living a retired life, in a state of comparative wealth.
Adam Kirsch was married December 19, 1901, to Martha Kron, a native of Yolo county, California, born August 29, 1881. Her father, August Kron, came from Germany, his birthplace, to California, thence to Lincoln county in 1883, making the journey from California by wagon. He settled near Edwall where he is now living. Her mother, Amelia (Fogt) Kron, also a native German, is living with her husband near Edwall. Mrs. Kirsch has one sister, Nettie, wife of William Hasse, of this county.
Mr. Kirsch is well supplied with stock and implements for the cultivation of his land, and is making a success of his business.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirsch are members of the German Evangelical church. They have one child, Albert H., born October 13, 1902.