The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 740, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JACOB KNEBEL was born in Germany January 7, 1833. His parents, JACOB and MARY KNEBEL, came to this country in 1854, and settled in Crawford County, Ohio; thence they moved to Fulton County, where they ended their days. The father was born in 1800, and died in 1872; the mother was born in 1809, and died in 1876. They were married in 1826, and their children were nine in number - JACOB, JOHN, MARY, FREDERICK, ROSINA D., GOTTLIEB, DAVID, and two unnamed infants. JACOB KNEBEL accompanied his parents through to Fulton County, after which he spent some time in traveling over Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. He was married at Quincy, Illinois, August 9, 1857, to MISS MARGARET MOORE, who was born in Kentucky in 1842. In the spring of 1860, he moved to Kansas City, Missiouri, where his wife died the following fall. He returned to Quincy and left his family, and in July, 1861, enlisted in Company C, Seventh Kansas Volunteers, served through the war, and was discharged November 16, 1865. He then returned to Fulton County, where he married, May 23, 1874, ANNA M., daughter of BENJAMIN and HANNAH VANMETER, and born in Greene County, Ohio, June 9, 1842. In 1846, (NOTE: I believe this is a typing error and should read "1876") MR> KNEBEL moved to this township, and purchased the ninety acres on which he still lives. He is the father of two children - ANN M., and WILLIAM J."