Jacob Van Orden

Source: 1880 Atlas Steuben County, IN p.54 c.1

Jacob Van Orden, son of John and Catharine Van Orden, was born in Caskill, Green County, NY, November 16,1812. In 1843, he came west to Toledo, Ohio, where he engaged in butchering, grocery and the ice business, with a limited capital, for ten years. In 1853, he engaged exclusively in the ice business, which he has followed on the wholesale plan, up to the present time, and is now supplying the southern markets by the car load. On the 22d day of April 1850, he was united in marriage with Catharine Merrill, of Fulton County, Ohio. They have had two children -- Charles Milo and Alice Jane, who married John G. Croxton, December 2, 1874.

Mr. Van Orden located on the banks of the beautiful “Pleasant Lake,” in 1870, where he has built the celebrated “White Rose Mills,” and his own elegant residence. Mr. Van Orden is an able financier as is fully proven by continued success in all his enterprises.