Source: North Manchester Journal, December 28, 1893, Obituary:
Jacob Singer was born in Lewisburg, Preble county, Ohio, June 28, 1817, and departed this life after a few days intense suffering on Dec. 20, 1893, aged 76 years, 5 months and 22 days.
He came to Indiana in 1837, stopping with John Abbott, his brother-in-law, with whom he made his home when not away working at his trade, which was millwrighting and carpentering. In 1843 another brother-in-law, John foster, came from Ohio, to whom Mr. Singer gave a lease for five years on his late home, but at the end of about two years he bought out the lease, and in the early spring of 1846 was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda Jenks by John Abbott, justice of the peace. He settled at once in his cabin and began in earnest to clear up a farm. At this early day the country was almost an unbroken forest, destitute of roads, schools or churches, but he lived to see this part of Indiana spread out with beautiful farms as well as dotted over with school-houses, substantial churches, fairly good highways and good telegraph and railroad facilities. He leaves a good farm of 160 acres to his heirs. About thirty years ago he united with the Antioch Christian church and lived a consistent member of the same until he passed to his long-sought rest. On July 27, 1869, he buried his companion, and February 16, 1871, he was joined in marriage to Mrs. Fanny Jenks by Rev. W.S. Jordan. By the first marriage there were four sons and two daughters, all surviving him except the eldest son; by the latter, two sons, both living. His funeral was conducted at the Concord church by Revs. Ullery and Jordan on December 22, 1893, and his body was deposited in the beautiful cemetery near by, followed by a large concourse of admiring friends and neighbors. There is left to mourn a companion, five sons and two daughters, with many other friends, but not as those without hope.
The writer was much aided in getting proper dates by Father John Abbott and Mr. Joseph Foster. --W.S. Jordan.