Christ. Fink, a native of Prussia, Germany, was born February 7, 1836
and is a son of Christ. and Dora (Rush) Fink, also natives of Prussia,
and both deceased.  He immigrated to this country in 1858, and first
settled in the State of Texas, where he followed his trade, that of a 
carpenter, until 1861.  He then enlisted in the Union Army, Company A,
Sixth Texas Regiment, and participated in two battles before Vicksburg,
the battle of Corinth, Potomac and Murfreesboro, at which latter he was
taken prisoner; he was paroled in 1864, and subsequently located in 
Jefferson County, Mo., where he has since resided, devoting his attention 
to the pursuit of his trade.  In April, 1864, Mr. Fink married Miss 
Catherine Schmidt, daughter of Jacob Schmidt, one of the early settlers 
of Jefferson County, Mo.  Mr. and Mrs. Fink are the parents of twelve 
children, viz.: Minnie, Emma, Mary, William, Herman, Lizzie, Charley, 
John, Lydia, Adolph, Edward and Christ., the last two named being twins.  
Mr. Fink is the owner of 240 acres of land, which he devotes to farming 
and stock raising; he is also a contractor and builder. In religion he 
affiliates with the Evangelical Church.