G.M. Arnold, a native of Switzerland, was born Nov. 12, 1844, and came to America with his parents at the age of eleven, settling in Lapole Township, Perry Co., Ind., in 1856, where young Arnold learned the trade of shoemaker. His father, Jacob Arnold, died Oct. 16, 1882, at the ripe old age of ninety-one. His mother, whose maiden name was Burry, resides with her son, at the age of eighty-one. They were both of Switzerland nativity. In 1863 G.M. Arnold moved to Cannelton, Ind., and in 1865 came to Owensboro and engaged at his trade of shoemaker. He went West in 1867 but soon returned to Owensboro where he engaged as a merchant’s clerk. He and Mr. Schwab purchased his employer’s business in 1869, establishing his present business of confectionery, toys, notions and queen’s-ware, under the firm name of Arnold & Schwab. In 1876 Mr. Arnold purchased his partner’s interest and is now conducting the business alone, enjoying at the present time a lucrative trade. Mr. Arnold was married Aug. 19, 1873, is Miss Caroline Gopp. Their four interesting children, Jacob, Edward, Cornelia and George, are all living. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold are members of the Catholic church.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.