'May 22nd, 1836. A meeting of the citizens and members of the German Reformed Church in the neighborhood was held at the dwelling house of Mr. Michael Finger
for the purpose of consulting upon the propriety and necessity of building a meeting house.' - From an account by Alfred Nixon, Clerk of Lincoln County Court
Found him on the 1850 Lincoln County, North Carolina census (img 28) age 38, farmer. He is 3 dwellings away from his brother Daniel
. Also in his household is his mother Elizabeth Finger
Found him on the 1860 Lincolnton, Lincoln, north Carolina census (img 8) age 48, farmer, married to Elizabeth
. His mother, Elizabeth Finger
age 85, is living next door to him.