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 REINBOLD, a farmer living
one mile north of Egypt, was born March 28, 1861, in Baden, Germany, the
son of Mathias and Christina Reinbold. He is a brother of Simon Reinbold,
a sketch of whose life is given elsewhere in this volume.
Mr. Reinbold attended school in his native
country, where he was reared on a farm, and received a good common school
education. In October of the year 1880 he set sail from Havre, France,
aboard a French steamer bound for the United States, and arrived in New
York City, whence he came to Aurora, Illinois. His next move was
to Minneapolis, where during the winter after his arrival at that city
he followed lumbering. In April, 1882, he came to Miles City, Montana,
where he joined his brothers Andrew Simon and George, with whom he became
employed on the Northern Pacific railroad. After a brief time, in
company with his brothers, Andrew and George, he started on foot to his
present locality, which they finally reached after a walk totaling eight
hundred miles. During this tiresome journey the brothers underwent
great hardships, at different times they having to tramp over the hot prairie
hungry and thirsty, although they had money with which to buy food if only
it could be had. One brother settled here, married, and died in 1893,
leaving a widow and two sons. Our subject arrived here and ate his
first meal on the farm he now owns in 1882. The place was then the
property of another from whom Mr. Reinbold has since purchased it.
He settled on a homestead two miles west of his present farm, and began
working at various occupations to obtain money with which to improve his
land. Being a man of superior judgment and thrift he has continued
from the day of his settling here to better his financial condition until
now he is one of the well-to-do farmers of Lincoln county.
Jacob Reinbold was married June 16, 1888,
to Louisa Buck, a native of Elsass, Germany. Her father was David
Buck, who died in Germany, and her mother is Barbara (Glas) Buck, now living
in that country. Mrs. Reinbold has two brothers, Michael and Charles
Buck, living near Davenport, to which city Mrs. Reinbold came with her
brother's wife in 1886.
Mr. Reinbold purchased his present farm in
1897, and brought his family to live here the following year. He
owns eight hundred acres, five hundred acres of which are excellent agricultural
land. He has a fine, modern, dwelling house, large barns and outbuildings,
and his farm well improved and in a high state of cultivation. There
is also a good school house on his land. His house, a two story structure,
is situated on the Davenport-Fort Spokane road, and in one of the
choicest locations in the vicinity. Both he and Mrs. Reinbold are
members of the Lutheran church.
Mr. and Mrs. Reinbold have eight children,
Jacob P., Frederick W., Elizabeth C., Louisa C., Simon M., Freda M. and