THEODORE STICKLE, a farmer residing in Koylton township, Tuscola County, Michigan, was born in 1838 in Dutchess County, N. Y., and is a son of Henry I. and Sophia Stickle. The father, who was born in 1800 in the same county which became the birthplace of his son, was reared on a farm and always followed agricultural pursuits. In 1851 he removed his family to another part of his native State and there passed away in 1876. This worthy couple held membership in the Lutheran Church.
The paternal grandfather of our subject was Andrew Stickle, who was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., and led the quiet, uneventful life of a farmer. Great-grandfather Nicholas Stickle was one of seven brothers who emigrated from Germany and enlisted in the Revolutionary War, one being killed while in service. Theodore Stickle, of this sketch, began life for himself at the age of nineteen years, settling on a farm in Wayne County, N. Y., where he remained until 1856. At that time he removed West, and coming to Michigan, settled in Genesee County, where he remained on a farm until he came to his present home in Tuscola County in 1881.
Upon his arrival in this county, Mr. Stickle purchased one hundred and twenty acres of timber land and in the lapse of ten years we see the forest swept before his ax and instead of the mighty pine claiming the soil we find the most flourishing crops. In1860 Mr. Stickle was married to Clarissa, the daughter of Paul and Clara Scovel, and of this union six children have been born, three of whom died young. The surviving ones are Nelson, Albert and William.
Taken from: 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Michigan, Chapman Bros.
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