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EPHRAIM H. ADAMS, carpenter, Poplar; was born in Crawford Co., Ohio. Sept. 7, 1831. His father, Eli Adams, was born in 1803, in the old "Bay State," and when 3 years old accompanied his parents to Cortland Co., N. Y. In 1813, they moved to Ohio, and settled in Huron Co., where the father died. In 1825, Eli came to this county, and entered 80 acres of Government land in what is now Texas Township, which he developed. He married a lady named Mary Andrews. He moved into Bloomville several years ago, where his wife died, Jan. 1, 1876, and he is now living with one of his sons. Ephraim went to the carpenter's trade when young, and has followed it ever since. with few exceptions. In 1861, he entered the service of his country, in the regiment known as the Mechanics' Fusileers. After they disbanded, he entered the 136th O. N. G., Company H. and did duty at Fort Worth. He is the patentee of the well-known "Adams' Buckeye Roller," which was patented Sept.7, 1875, and has invented other as agricultural implements. He was married Aug. 26, 1862, to Lutitia, daughter of Asa and Nancy (Lee) Brown. She was born in Crawford Co., in the year 1840, and has borne him three children, two of whom are living - Asa E. and Hayes. Mr. Adams is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is identified with the Republican party. His wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church.
RUDOLPH BRAUSE, farmer: P. O. Lykens; was born in Saxony, Germany, Feb. 19, 1826, and is a son of Gotfried and Anna (Hays) Brause. His father was a tanner by trade in early life, and, in the spring of 1831, emigrated with his family to America, landing in Crawford Co., Ohio, Lykens Township, Sept. 11 of that year. He immediately entered a quarter section of land, and lived on and improved the same until 1856, when he disposed of it and went to the State of Iowa, where he now lives, being in his 92d year. His companion departed this life in 1878. Rudolph lived under the parental roof until he organized a home of his own. His marriage was celebrated Aug. 3, 1851. Mrs. Catharine Celler, widow of John Celler, becoming his wife. She was born in Germany March 23, 1822, and came to this country when 7 years old. her parents being George and Catherine (Kinsley) Blink. She had. at the time of her marriage to Mr. Brause. two children- Elizabeth and Catharine. both of whom are married. He bought 40 acres where he now lives, there being a little cleared and a small cabin for improvements. He was poor in purse but rich in energy and determination and with the aid rendered by his industrious wife, not only developed this, but has purchased other farms and is now ranked among the independent farmers of the county. Their primitive home has been superseded by a more massive and beautiful structure, perhaps the best in the township. Of the eight children born to them, four are living - George, John, Fidelia and Willis. They have befriended a deserving little boy by the name of Lewis D. Pickering an intelligent and interesting child and a source of comfort to them all. The whole family belong to the Lutheran Church.
FREDERICK C. BAUER. farmer: P. O Broken Sword: was born in Saxony, Germany, April 5. 1849, and is a son of Caspar and Susannah (Hoffman) Bauer. His father was one of the overseers of the Deeringer forests, a position he held until his death, near 1842 when 56 years old. Frederick secured a position in his father's business when in his 17th year, and remained in the Government's employ while in that country. In June 1842 he was married to Henrietta Bauer and, in the year 1846, emigrated to America in com pany with his mother and sister. His wife remained behind, with the purpose of following when he became located. Coming direct to Crawford Co., Ohio, they located, but Frederick, not liking the country as well as he
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anticipated, returned to Boston and went to work in a sugar refinery, where he remained five years. While there, his wife and child joined him, the eldest child having come over with his grandmother and lived with her until the arrival of the mother. Having saved a neat little sum while in the city, Mr. Bauer again came to Crawford Co., and secured the farm on which he now lives. But a small part of this was cleared, and the rest was accomplished by himself. He is well and favorably known throughout the county as a successful, careful and industrious farmer. His marriage has been blessed with seven children-William, Louisa, William Frederick, Albert, Lewis, Henry and Mary. The eldest was recently killed in a saw-mill in Putnam Co., Ohio, where he was then living. Mr. Bauer, wife and children are members of the Lutheran Church.
JAMES MADISON DITTY, merchant, Wingert's Corners, youngest son of William and Susan Ditty, was born April 11, 1854, in Holmes Township. His father was a successful farmer and school-teacher, and died in the fall of 1856, leaving the subject of our sketch fatherless at the tender age of 2 years. His mother then removed to Wingert's Corners, and, two years later, she was married to Jacob Stearns, of Lykens Township. By this last marriage she has two children - Alice and Magdalena, both married to respected farmers of Lykens Township. The mother died in 1860. Mr. Ditty attended district school until his 19th year. when he attended a normal school in Republic, Seneca County. At the age of 20, he went to Upper Sandusky, and entered the grocery and provision store of Harmon Bowen as clerk. and remained there six months, when he came to the farm of his stepfather, in Lykens Township, and remained three years, and then engaged in mercantile pursuits at Wingert's Corners, opening a grocery and provision store in company with Jacob Shuck, and is now thus engaged and doing a good business. Mr. Ditty has been a prominent man in the politics of the township, and was recently elected Township Clerk, and is discharging his duties with faithfulness and satisfaction.
DAVID FRALICK, farmer; P. O. Broken Sword; was born Dec. 14, 1835, in Lebanon Co., Penn., and is a son of David and Elizabeth (Garrett) Fralick, both of whom were natives of the Keystone State. His father was a weaver by trade in early life, but relinquished it for farming. In 1836, he moved to this State and located in Richland Co., where he lived about eight years, and then came to Crawford Co. After residing here about six years, he returned to Richland Co., and, following his chosen pursuit of farming, remained quiet until 1860, when he disposed of his property and again moved into this county, which was ever after his home. He died April 1, 1878, possessing at that time a valuable property, the result of his own industry and good management. The subject of this sketch went to the carpenter's trade when only 18 years old, and followed it steadily until the year 1875, when he left it for the more congenial and independent vocation of farming. He has a pleasant little farm of 136 acres, which he carefully tills and improves. Dec. 24, 1863, he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hass, daughter of Conrad and Catharine (Myers) Hass. Her father came to this country from Germany when six years old, and was married in Columbiana Co., Ohio. He moved to this county in 1835. Mrs. Fralick was born Aug. 28, 1841, and has been fruitful of six children - Emma J., Benjamin F., Ida C., Lizzie B., Edward C. and Harrison A. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fralick are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Democrat.
JACOB GEIGER, farmer; P. O. Lykens; was born in Baden, Germany. Aug. 5, 1844, and is a son of Conrad and Veronika (Heid) Geiger, both of whom are natives of that country, the above-named lady being Mr. Geiger's second wife. Conrad Geiger is a farmer by occupation, and is yet residing in his native land. Jacob left the fatherland in 1871, and, Sept. 16 of the same year, landed in the city of New York. He remained there three years, laboring at various occupations, and then came to Seneca Co., Ohio, where he worked as a farm hand until August, 1877, when he removed to this county. He has a pleasant farm of 80 acres, on which good buildings have been erected, and the fields,
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bearing evidence of careful tillage, mark Mr. Geiger as one of the best of farmers. He cast his first Presidential vote for Samuel J. Tilden.
WILLIAM M. GEIGER, farmer: P. O. Lykens: was born Feb. 1, 1845, in Seneca Go., Ohio. His father, Henry Geiger. was born in Reigher, Germany, and when 15 years old accompanied his parents to America. They settled in Stark Co., Ohio, and there Henry was married to Christena Zooterven, who came to this country from Germany when in her childhood. As soon as married, he moved to Seneca Co., where he entered 80 acres of Government land, and, besides the land, possessed only an ax, fifty pounds of flour, and $1 in money. The privations they endured only served to renew their energies and qualify them for the undertaking presented to them of developing a home in the forest and earning the necessaries of life while thus engaged. They succeeded as such people usually do, and have now one of the finest homes and most valuable farms in the whole county. They have also assisted each of their seven children to a pleasant start in life, and are now living in the enjoyment of the bounties, given them for their early struggles. The subject of this sketch remained on his father's farm and under the parental roof until he organized a home of his own. His marriage was celebrated in the month of November, 1868, Maria, daughter of Conrad and Christiana Lebold becoming his wife. She was born Sept. 28, 1846, in Seneca Co., Ohio, her parents being early settlers of that county from Germany. In the spring of 1872, Mr. Geiger sold his farm in Seneca Co. to good advantage, and came to where he now lives, owning a pleasant farm of nearly 100 acres, which he cultivates carefully and successfully. Their marriage has been fruitful of four children-Emma A., Bertha D., Nelson E. and Edward. He is a charter member of the Patrons of Husbandry. He is a Democrat.
SAMUEL HALL, retired farmer; P. O. Melmore; was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, March 24, 1816. His father, Joseph Hall, was born in Westmoreland Co., Va., and when 13 years old accompanied his parents to this State. They settled in Fairfield Co., and there developed a farm. Joseph was united in marriage with Mary Mills, a lady of Pennsylvania birth, and in December, 1829, removed to this section of the State. He entered a quarter-section of Government land in what is now Lukens Township, and afterward two 80 acre lots joining, one being in Seneca C o. He underwent the usual privations that fell to the lot of early settlers, and passed a life of usefulness and industry in this county, dying at a hale old age in 1863. Samuel passed his early life amid the stirring scenes of pioneer life, and first owned a farm near the center of the township, now owned by William Tippin. It was partly cleared when he secured it, and on this he lived until 1866, when he removed to where he now lives, on the old homestead. May 4, 1843, he was married to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of James and Rachel (Conger) Telford. She was born in Washington Co., N. Y., Oct. 28, 1822, and in June, 1835, her parents removed to Ohio, the journey being accomplished in three weeks and four days, in a wagon drawn by two yokes of oxen. They first settled in Seneca Co., and, Dec. 31, 1840, removed to Crawford Co. Of the four children born, one is living-Garrett B. Mr. Hall has held diferent township offices. He was a Democrat in early life, and supported Martin Van Buren for the Presidency, but severed his connection with that party during the war, and has since been a Republican. His wife belongs to the Presbyterian Church.
WILLIAM HUNSICKER, farmer; P. O. Lykens; was born in Stark Co., Ohio, April 15, 1842. His father, Jacob Hunsicker, was born in Germany, and, after reaching maturity, emigrated to America. He lived a few years in the State of New York, where he was married to Matilda Knerieman, who was also of German birth. From there he removed to Stark Co., Ohio, and, securing a partly developed farm, lived on it until 1851, when he removed to Crawford Co., and located in Chatfield Township, where he now lives. William has always made farming his leading occupation, and in April, 1871, moved to where he now lives, owning a pleasant little farm of 160 acres, on which good buildings have been erected, and other necessary improvements
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made. For several years he has followed threshing, with good results to himself, and satisfaction to his patrons. He was married, Nov. 24, 1870, to Catharine, daughter of Conrad and Magdalena Lust. She was born in Crawford Co., Dec. 30, 1850, and has crowned their union with four children-Peter Franklin, Magdalena Elizabeth, John Wesley and Charles Simon. Both he and wife are members of the German Methodist Church. He is usually found in the ranks of the Democratic party, but advocates the support of men in preference to parties.
BYRON F. JACOBS, farmer; P .O. Lykens; is the youngest son, and third of a family of four children, and was born Sept. 4, 1847, in Lykens Township, Crawford Co. His father, August Jacobs, was born and reared in Saxony, Germany, and there learned the carpenter's trade. He married a lady of his native land, named Rachel Baer, and started immediately for America, landing in the city of New York with 25 cents in money, and debts amounting to $11. After working a while in the city, he turned his face westward, and came to the State of Ohio, where he has since lived. For awhile he worked on the National pike, and then, coming to Crawford Co.. bought a small piece of land. He would work at his trade during the day to support his family, and cleared his land after his day's labor was completed. He then sold this, and bought a larger tract, which was all forest, and which he has rendered valuable and attractive, although many prophesied that he would starve when he moved there, as it was wet and low. He is yet living, at a hale and hearth old age, having lost his companion April 16, 1872. The subject of this sketch passed his early life on his father's farm and, Feb. 25, 1869, was married, Margaret, daughter of J. A. and Melissa (Kulman) Blink becoming his wife. She was born Oct. 17, 1850, in Liberty Township, this county, and has blessed their union with four children-Jefferson, Melissa, Adam and Harrison. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs are members of th Lutheran Church. He is a Democrat; possesses a neat little farm, and is, withal, a intelligent and enterprising citizen.
JACOB KELLER, farmer; P. O. Melmore; was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 1, 1831, and is a son of Peter and Susannah (Buchman) Keller. His father served six years in the regular army of his native country, and the balance of his life was devoted to farming. In the fall of 1852, he emigrated with his family to America, and came directly to Ohio, settling in Seneca Co. He arrived there Sept. 17 of that year, and, after residing there several years, he moved into Crawford Co., where he remained till his death, clearing up a farm with what assistance he received from his sons. He died in 1866, and his wife survives him. Jacob left the fatherland in advance of the rest of the family, arriving on the shores of the New World in August, 1851, and came direct to Seneca Co., Ohio, where he commenced laboring on a farm. Shortly after the arrival of his father's family he again went to work for his father, although he had reached the legal age, and could have been doing for himself. He labored thus for seven years, and then bought a farm of 80 acres, which he sold, and bought where he now lives, owning 130 acres of good land. He was married April 5, 1860, to Catharine Stuckey, who came to this country from Germany after arriving at womanhood. She died July 16, 1862, having borne one child - Adam J. He again entered the married state March 1, 1863, Mary Slowman becoming his wife. She was born in Germany June 26, 1843, and is a daughter of Frederick J. and Ellen N. Slowman, and came to this country in 1852. Their children are named respectively George B., Ellen N. S., Mary A., Jacob, Charley A., William M. and Louisa C. Both he and wife are members of the German Reformed Church, of which he is Treasurer, Secretary and Elder. He has always been a Democrat.
FRANKLIN LA RUE, farmer and stockraiser; P. O. Poplar; is the eldest of a family of seven children, and was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, July 22, 1842. His father, Jonathan D. La Rue, was born Sept. 25, 1816, in Steuben Co., N. Y., and was there married to a lady named Jane Gray. He taught school there, in early life, and, in June, 1841, he moved to Ohio, and settled in Seneca Co., where he resided four years. He then came
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to Crawford Co., and, securing a partly developed farm in Lykens Township, created a handsome property. "Maj. La Rue," as he was familiarly called, was a man of extended acquaintance, and was respected by all as a man of good judgment, and the embodiment of honor and integrity. He died Sept. 5, 1880, after a brief illness, and for many years had been a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church. His children were named respectively-Franklin, Charles, Comfort W., Levi G., George, Jeannette and Albertus. The two eldest sons enlisted in Company K, 45th O. V. I., and Charles, being captured, died in that horrid prison pen at Andersonville. Comfort W. and Levi G. are residing at Le Mars, Iowa, engaged in the hardware and agricultural implement business. George and Jeannette died when young, and the youngest is now studying medicine. The subject of this sketch was married Feb. 20, 1868, to Ardella, daughter of L. M. Waller, of this township, in which she was born in 1848. Their union has produced six children-Charles, Lysander W., Arletta C., Ralph W., Guy E. and Harry G. He has devoted special attention to the breeding of sheep of the Spanish merino variety, and, as a result, possesses flocks that take rank among the best in the county. He has always been a Republican. His wife is a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church.
JOHN McLAUGHLIN, farmer and teacher P. O. Poplar; was born Jan. 4, 1835, in Melmore, Seneca Co., Ohio. His father, George McLaughlin, was born in Juniata Co., Penn., and learned the trades of wheelwright and cabinet-maker. In 1825, he came to Seneca Co., Ohio, and, locating at Melmore, remained there two years, when he returned to his native State. Again in 1829 he determined to make the West his home, and. coming back to the same place, was married, Feb. 24, 1834, to Sarah Lewis, who came there from Oneida Co., N. Y., a few years previous to their union. In the spring of 1838, he removed to a farm in Bloom Township, in that county, on which he remained until his death, June 10, 1875. His wife survives him. John received a good common-school education, and when 18 years old commenced teaching school, a business he has ever since followed during the winter season, except the time he was in the army. He enlisted in Company H, 55th O. V. I., and served over three years. He participated in the second battle of Bull Run, Slaughter Mountain, Manassas, Chancellorsville and other engagements. He was captured at Gettysburg on the second day, and was imprisoned both at Belle Isle and Libby. When exchanged, he returned to his regiment. On Dec. 24, 1857, he was married to Harriet Dellinger, who was born in this county on April 28, 1836, and died Dec. 30, 1870, leaving five children-Elodia, Frank, Ida, Jennie and Minnie. He again entered the married state March 19, 1871, Susan Park becoming his wife. She is a daughter of Amos and Sarah (Baker) Park, and was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Jan. 22, 1839. She came to this county when quite young, and for many years previous to her marriage had been a leading school teacher in the county. She has blessed their union with four children - Nettie, Daisy, John D. and Lettie. He has for several years been one of the leading teachers in the management of the Teachers' Institute in Crawford Co. Both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as also is his daughter Ida. He is a Republican.
JOHN W. MILLER farmer; P. O. Lykens; is one of the successful and energetic farmers of the county, and was born in Northampton Co., Penn., July 18, 1841. His father, Jacob S. Miller. was a native of that county, and there he was married to Mary Mills. He learned the trade of blacksmith in early life, and has followed it much of the time ever since. In 1854, he left, the Keystone State, and, coming directly to Ohio, located in Crawford Co. Securing a farm in Lykens Township, he conducted it as well as working some at his trade, until 1877, when he relinquished farming, and went to Blooniville, Ohio. He has been blessed with six children, three of whom are living-John W., Richard and Jacob. John W. commenced doing for himself when of age, and has always been devoted to agricultural pursuits, except while in the army. He enlisted in Company H, 55th O. V. I., and served nearly three years. He participated in the battles of Peach Tree Creek, Marietta and other engagements, and went
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with Sherman on his "march to the sea." He was slightly wounded at the battle of Averysboro, N. C., and, three days later, at the battle of Bentonville, he received a serious wound in the army from which he has never fully recovered. He was also prostrated by a sunstroke while gone, which he considers a permanent injury. On Dec. 27, 1867, he was united in marriage with Miss Emma, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Allbaugh) Shalter. She was born in this county Sept. 21, 1843, and died June 5, 1878. He again entered the married state on October 14, 1879, Sarah Allbaugh, daughter of David and Rebecca (Keeran) Allbaugh, becoming his wife. She was born in this county Sept. 4, 1848, and is a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church, while he belongs to the United Brethren Church. He has a model farm of 110 acres, on which he has erected tasty and convenient buildings. He is a Republican.
JOHN MOORE. farmer; P. O. Lykens was born in Harrison Co., Ohio, July 7, 1823, and is one of the well-to-do and flourishing farmers of the county. His father, Maurice Moore. was born and reared in the State of New Jersey, and was there married to Hannah Davis, wh, came to this country from Wales in her childhood. He was a farmer by occupation, and, a few years after his marriage, emigrated to Harrison Co., Ohio, an cleared a farm. In the year 1834, he moved to Seneca Co. and entered a quarter-section of land, which he cleared and improved, with the help of his sons, and on which he is now living. The subject of this sketch received only a meager education, and vividly remembers many of the privations through which the family passed, in their pioneer home. He recollects distinctly the time when the ground buckwheat through their coffee-mill for a family in which there were nine children. He was married Oct. 9, 1845, to Sarah R. McLaughlin. daughter of Joseph an Sarah (Fisher) McLaughlin, her father being of Scotch-Irish descent, while her mother was of Dutch extraction. She was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, May 10, 1825, and came to Seneca Co. when 16 years old. After marriage Mr. Moore lived west of Bucyrus about two years, and, in the spring of 1848, moved to where he now lives, having cleared his farm from the dense forest, and has an elegant and attractive home. He has erected substantial and tasty buildings, and can now enjoy the benefits to be derived from his lifetime of industry. Four children have blessed a their union---- Eliza J., Hannah A., Sarah F. and Ardella A. The three eldest married, but the first one has since died. The youngest died Jan. 16, 1864, when in her 9th year. Mrs. Moore has of late years been afflicted, but places her trust in Him that doeth everything for the best. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Moore is a charter member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and identifies himself with the Republican party.
DAVID PERKY, retired farmer; P. O. Lykens; was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., April 1, 1811. His father, Christopher Perky, was born in what is now Fayette Co., Penn., and reared to the pursuit of farming. He married a lady by the name of Elizabeth Slaughter, of Westmoreland Co., and there lived a number of years. He served in the war of 1812, and was under Gen. Harrison at Fort Meigs, and in the fall of 1819 moved to Ohio, where he ever after lived. He lived in Perry Co. a short time, and then went to Fairfield Co., where he remained until 1827. In that year he moved to Seneca Co., where he died, Aug. 28, 1833, on the 57th anniversary of his birth. His companion departed this life in July, 1849. David was married, April 15, 1834, to Mary, daughter of John and Magdalena (Spitler) Seitz. She was born in Fairfield Co. in March, 1814. He has always been a tiller of the soil, and has e been a resident of Crawford Co. since 1848. He has cleared two different farms, one being, in Seneca Co., and for the last ten years has done but little manual labor. His wife died July 15, l 853, having borne eleven children, four of whom died in infancy. Those who grew up were named respectively--John, Jane E., Lewis, Franklin, Abigail, David and Henry. He was again married Oct. 18, 1855, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Hoover) Kanel, becoming his wife. She was born in Adams Co., Penn., Dec. 10, 1810, and came to this State when 16 years old. Mr.
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Perky's sons were among the patriotic young men who hastened to the defense of their country when her flag was insulted by traitorous hands. John enlisted in Co. G, 25th O. V. I., and served three years, coming home uninjured. In 1862, Lewis and Franklin entered Company H, 55th O. V. I. Lewis was killed at the battle of Resaca, Ga., and his ashes now repose in the National cemetery at Chattanooga, Tenn.: and Franklin, being discharged when disabled by sickness, died soon after his return. When only 16, David entered the army, and died at Alexandria, Va. We thus see that Mr. Perky's family contributed four heroes to the late war, three of whom thereby lost their lives. The youngest son, Henry, died in February, 1869. He is a Democrat. His wife belongs to the German Reformed Church.
T. F. POPE, farmer: P. O. Lykens; was born March 30, 1845, in Delaware Co., Ohio. His father, S. C. Pope, was born and reared in Logan Co., Ohio and for many years followed teaching. While engaged in his chosen vocation in Richland Co., he was married to Esther Burrow. who was a native of that county. He shortly afterward moved to Delaware, Ohio, and from there went to Williams Co. and ran a saw-mill. Some ten years later, he returned to Loran Co., and from there went to Paulding Co., where he now lives, his companion dying in 1860. The subject of this sketch, being of a patriotic nature, was one of the first to hasten to the defense of his country, and. when scarcely 17 years old, enlisted in Company L, 16th O. V. C. He served three years, and came out without a mishap or a sick day, and was under Kilpatrick when he raided through Georgia with Gen. Sherman. When discharged, he returned to this county, where he has since lived, and, April 23, 1866, was married to Amy, daughter of Jonas and Mary (Thomas) Yingling. She was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Sept. 16, 1848, and is the happy mother of five children - Mary Esther, Kate Irene, Ada J., Sanoma B. and Jonas Adolphus. Mrs. Pope belongs to the Free-Will Baptist Chnrch. He belongs to the I. O. O. F., and is a charter member of the Patrons of Husbandry. He has held township offices, and is a stalwart Republican.
JACOB RHOAD, farmer; P. O. Bloomville; is one of the energetic and enterprising farmers of this county, and a thorough business man. He was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, Sept. 24, 1835. His father, George Rhoad, was born in Pennsylvania, and when 15 years old moved to this State, with his father's family. They lived in Crawford Co. two years, and then went into Seneca Co., where they afterward lived. They settled at first near where the town of Republic now stands, the county then being almost an unbroken forest, and helped clear the land on which the town was built. George was married to a lady named Sarah Webster, who was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, and came to Seneca County when in her youth. He has cleared up a fine farm in that county, on which he now lives, enjoying the benefits derived from his early labors. Jacob's educational advantages were quite limited, but through his own efforts and improvements he now possesses a fair education. He commenced doing for himself when of age, and has always followed agricultural pursuits. Having a natural taste for music, of which he is passionately fond, he cultivated this gift of nature, and for the last twenty years has taught singing schools with good success. Feb. 20, 1859, he was married to Alvira, daughter of Albert and Catharine (Grewsbeck) Hammond. She was born in Crawford Co. on the 20th day of February, 1839. He served at Fort Worth during the late war, being in Company C, 36th O. V. I. His marriage has been fruitful of seven children-Evs A. (deceased), Elmer E., Charley, Nellie (deceased). Odessie, Nettie G. and Ira D. Both he and wife are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church, of which he is Deacon. He is Superintendent of the Sabbath school, an office for which he is well qualified, and takes great interest in the common schools. He was raised by an "Old-Line Democrat," and remained in that party until the Brough campaign, when he joined the Republican ranks to which he now belongs.
JACOB SEERY, farmer; P. O. Poplar was born in Ross Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1825 and is a son of Solomon Seery, Sr., one of the pioneers of this township. He passed his youth and early manhood in assisting his
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father and elder brothers to clear the old homestead. Not until 25 years old did he commence doing for himself. On Jan. 22, 1852, he was united in the bonds of wedlock to Miss Lavinia A. Coon, who was born Dec. 18, 1833, in the Dominion of Canada, and is a daughter of Elisha and Olivia (Boyce) Coon. In October 1840, they moved to Ohio, and settled in Crawford Co. After his marriage, Mr. Seery located on the farm on which he now lives, the improvements consisting of a small cabin and stable. It was partly cleared, and by industry and careful management he has brought it to a high degree of cultivation, and possesses one of the most valuable farms of the township. His marriage has proved a happy and prosperous one. and has been blessed with four children - Alvaro, De Forest B., Lorenzo M. D. and Reno Roscoe. The eldest died when 12 years old. Mr. Seery served in Company C. 136th O. N. G., during the late rebellion, being located at Fort Worth. He has served as Trustee, has been a Republican since the organization of the party, and was a Whig in early life.
PETER SEERY. farmer; P. O. Poplar; is one of the substantial and well-known citizens of this township, and is prominently identified with her growing interests. He was born Oct. 5, 1818, in Ross Co., Ohio, and is a son of Solomon See ry Sr., whose sketch is given elsewhere. He has always been a farmer, and, July 13, 1845. was married to Margaret A., daughter of William and Rhoda Pennington. She was born Oct. 13, 1818, in Virginia, and came here about the year 1826. After marriage, Mr. Seery settled on the farm on which he now lives, the improvements consisting at that time of a cabin and a few acres cleared. By years of patient and steady labor, he has created a productive farm, and many years ago their primitive house was replaced by one more commodious and elegant. His wife departed this life Nov. 3, 1873. She had borne five children- Mary F., who died in infancy; William H.; Willard W.; Rhoda M. and Phoebe J. The sons are married. Both he and his wife united with the United Brethren Church before their marriage, and have devoted their lives to Christianity. He was identified with the Whig party in early life, and cast his first vote for Gen. Harrison. He is at present a Republican.
CHARLES SOLZE, farmer; P. O. Broken Sword; was born in Saxony, Germany, Nov. 2, 1840, and is a son of John Frederick and Fredericka (Fodenerhaur) Solze. His father was a farmer, and, in the spring of 1841, with his wife and six children, embarked for America. They came direct to Crawford Co., Ohio, and, in attempting to walk from Attica here, were lost, and compelled to pass the night in the woods under a large tree. The next day they reached their friends. He at first bought 40 acres of land, on which a small improvement had been made, and, when circumstances would admit, sold, and secured a better situation. He died in 1867. One of his sons, Christian, was killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, being in Company C, 82d O. V. I. Charles, who is the subject of this sketch, worked on his father's farm until the breakingout of the war, when he cheerfully responded to the call of his country, and, against the advice of friends and kindred, enlisted in the army. His name was enrolled in Company L, 10th O. V. C., and his term of service extended over a period of three years. He served under Kilpatrick on the "march to the sea," and, during his whole term of service, never lost a day's duty. He was married, Nov. 6, 1870, Mary C., daughter of Alfred and Fanny (Foy) Park, becoming his wife. She was born in this county Sept. 20, 1838, and has borne five children--John A., Fannie, Ada, Josephine and Scott. Mr. Solze is a successful and enterprising farmer, and has a handsome property. He has always been a Republican.
SOLOMON SEERY, farmer; P. O. Poplar; was born Sept. 22, 1823, in Ross Co., Ohio. Solomon Seery. Sr., his father, was born in Washington Co., Penn., and when 10 years old accompanied his mother to Ross Co. Educational advantages were meager at best, but he, being the only child, was compelled to forego these, and labor for the support of his mother, and is said to have learned to read after his marriage. His mother was afterward united to Jacob Foy, and came to this county. He was married in Ross Co., to Magdalena Van Gandy, who had come there from Pennsylvania when yet young. He
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developed a farm there, and in the fall of 1832, with his two eldest sons, came here, and commenced clearing, having entered three 80-acre lots. He returned to his family, and the following spring came here, erected a cabin, planted a small crop of corn, and then leaving his eldest son and daughter to keep house, himself and second son went back, and, after harvesting, started for the place with the family, and arrived here Sept. 1, 1833. He afterward entered three 80-acre lots, making 480 acres of Government land taken by this one man, which he and his sons developed as fast as possible. He died July 2, 1860, and his companion on July 24, l873. The subject of this sketch has always been a tiller of the soil, and his early life was spent in developing forest land. On Sept. 4, 1856, he united his fortunes with those of Elizabeth Park. She was born Nov. 9, 1832, in Hampshire Co., Va., and is a daughter of Amos and Sarah (Baker) Park. Her father moved from there to Licking Co., Ohio, in 1836, and, two years later, came to this county, where he lived until 1873, and has since been located in Williams Co., Ohio. His wife died in 1871. Since marriage, Mr. Seery has lived on the farm where he now resides, and where he has erected convenient and elegant buildings. His marriage has been blest with three children-Independence, John W. and Russell O. Both he and his amiable companion have devoted many years to Christianity, and are consistent members of the United Brethren Church. He is identified with the Republican party, and advocates temperance.
WILLIAM SWALLEY, farmer; P. O. Lykens; was born Nov. 20, 1810, in Mifflin Co., Penn. His father, John Swalley, was born and reared in New Jersey, and, moving to Pennsylvania, was married to Barbara Armagast. He was a weaver by trade, and also conducted a farm, and, in the year 1817, moved to Ohio, and settled about fifteen miles south of Zanesville. The father died soon after this, and the family then returned to Mifflin Co. In 1834, the mother again came to Ohio, and this time located in Crawford Co., being accompanied by her two daughters, other members of the family being here already. The subject of this sketch was married Dec. 8, 1833, to Catharine, daughter of Philip and Catharine Wonsetler. She was born in Washington Co., Penn., June 5, 1817, and has blessed her husband with the following children: Martin Van Buren, David W., Cornelius, Abel Sylvenus, Ann Eliza, Lafayette, Sarah Ann. All are married except David, Svlvenus being a merchant at Iuka, Ill. Since coming to this State, Mr. Swalley has developed a quarter-section of land, which he himself entered, and has bought other lots, owning at present 200 acres. The cabin of primitive days was years ago replaced by a more tasty and commodious structure, and but little is left to remind one of the forest home they occupied and enjoyed years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Swalley are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church. He cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson, but left the party at the time of the war, and is now a stalwart Republican.
CORNELIUS SWALLEY, farmer: P. O. Lykens: was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, March 31, 1838, and is a son of William Swalley, of this county. His early life was uneventful, being passed on his father's farm and at the quiet country school. When 20 years old, he commenced working out, and followed that until the year 1862 when he responded to the call of his bleeding country, and, entering Company K. 45th O. V. I., served for three years. He participated in the battles of Franklin, Nashville, and other engagements. He was captured at Mount Sterling, Ky.; was immediately paroled, and, as soon as exchanged, joined his regiment. He was again captured at the battle of Philadelphia, Tenn., and imprisoned at Belle Isle for five months, after which he joined his regiment at Atlanta. He was married, Oct. 15, 1867. Sophia, daughter of Milton Waller, becoming his wife. She was born in Craw ford Co., May 4, 1839, and has borne five children - Dillie, Don E., Minnie, Clara and Willie M. Both he and wife are members of the FreeWill Baptist Church. He is a Republican, and cast his first Presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln.
LUCY ANN SMITH, farmer; P. O. Broken Sword; is a daughter of Michael Shupp, one of the first settlers of Crawford Co., and
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was born here June 3, 1830. Her parents dying when she was yet in her childhood, she lived with her brother Michael until her marriage, Dec. 20, 1847, to Frederick Smith. He was born and reared in Saxony, Germany, and, when grown to maturity, emigrated to America. He came direct to Columbus, Ohio, and, being a stone-mason by trade, immediately went to work, and soon established his reputation as a first-class workman. He secured contracts for bridges on the National pike then being constructed. and in a few years had saved several hundred dollar, with which he bought a quarter-section of Government land in Lykens Township, Crawford Co. He moved on this in 1840, developing, and bringing it to a high degree of culture. His first marriage was to Christiana Lipman. a native of Saxony, Germany. She died in 1846, leaving four children - Louis F., John F., Adolphus G. and Clara. By his, second union, eleven children were born, ten of whom are living - Cornelius, Matilda, Catharine, Frederick, Henry, Lucy Ann, Jefferson, Emma J., Melancthon and Serepta. Mr. Smith departed this life Dec. 3, 1877, and the farm has since been conducted by his wife. He was influential and prominent citizen, and well known throughout the county. In November 1862, he was elected Justice of the Peace, an office which he held till his death. He was Township Clerk for many years, and School Director most of the time since living in the county. He was connected with the Grange, and was Master at the time of his death. He was also a member of the county and State Granges. He was a member of the Evangelical Association, but had been a Lutheran in early life. He was a Democrat.
CORNELIUS SMITH. carpenter, Broken Sword: is the eldest child born to Frederick and Lucy Ann (Shupp) Smith, and was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Dec. 25, 1847. He received a good common-school education much of it being secured by his own exertions, when not at school, through his habits of study at odd hours. When 18 years old he commenced teaching and followed it for several years with fair success, but relinquished it for the carpenter's trade, which is his present business, and his efforts have been crowned with like results. He was married April 3, 1870, Mary Catharine Ludy becoming his wife. She was born in this county March 17, 1850, and is a daughter of Michael and Catharine (Leimenstoll) Ludy, who came to this country from the Old World. They have two children - Joseph Clarence and Cora Ellen. Both he and wife are consistent members of the German Reformed Church. He has a pleasant property situated at Wingert's Corners, and is one of the cultured citizens of the place. He is a Democrat.
MICHAEL SHUPP, retired farmer: P. O. Broken Sword: the eldest of a family of nine children: was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., July 24, 1809. His father, whose name was also Michael Shupp., was it native of that county, and was there married to Rebecca Wise. Being a farmer by occupation, he concluded to emigrate to the West, where land was plenty and also cheap, and, the 28th day of May 1828, he landed at Bucyrus, Ohio, with his family. He immediatelv entered 80 acres of land in Likens Township, which he carefully developed, and then sold, and bought a quarter-section of new land. He again entered the struggle with the elements of Nature, but had the satisfaction of possessing a larger farm when once he had it cleared. He died in 1836, and his wife in 1843. The subject of this sketch commenced doing for himself when 22' years old, and, working out one year, received the sum of $100 for his services, with which he entered 80 acres of land. After improving it he sold, and bought the quarter - section where he now lives. This he has also cleared and rendered valuable by a lifetime of industry and careful attention to the minute details connected with the duties of a successful farmer. He was married, March 4, 1834, to Susannah, daughter of John Adam and Anna Maria (Wirt) Miller. She was born June 19, 1817, in Union Co., Penn., and came to this county in 1830. She died Dec. l9, 1877, having borne fourteen children - twelve of whom are living - Isaac, Amanda, Mary Ann, Lavina, Noah, Caroline, Lucinda, Benjamin, Henry, Susannah, Catharine and Julia All are married except the youngest three Mr. Shupp is a member of the church known as the Evangelical Association, in which his
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son Noah is a minister. His wife also was a member of the same church.
LOUIS F. SMITH, farmer; P. O. Lvkens; was born in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1836, and is a son of Frederick Smith, one of the most prominent farmers of the county. Louis was reared to agricultural pursuits, but, possessing good business qualifications, he has made himself useful in other ways, while conducting his farm. He was married Sept. 5, 1859, to Christean Wilhelm. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 6, 1840, and came to this country when six years old. Their union has proved a happy and prosperous one, and has been blessed with eight children, five of whom are living - Sophia, Adolphus, Clara, Loretta and John H. Mr. Smith owns a pleasant farm, which is the result of well-directed labor and care. He is a man of recognized ability, being at the present time Master of Subordinate Grange, No. 245, and has important relations with the county and State Grange. He is prominently identified with the Crawford Co. Agricultural Society, and manifests a degree of interest in its success. Both he and his companion are members of the Pyethist Church. He has always been a Democrat.
WILLIAM TIPPIN, farmer: P. O. Lykens: was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 11, 1827, and is a son of John and Margaret (Miller) Tippin, both of whom were born and reared in Pennsylvania, and were there married. John's father, James Tippin, came to that State from Ireland when 21 years old, and was married to a Dutch lady, and, in the latter part of his life, moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where they both died, he being in his 85th vear. John moved to this State shortly after his marriage, and, locating in Wayne Co., remained there until 1837, when he came into Crawford Co. In 1851, he went to Wood Co., where he remained some time, and then returned to the county of Wyandot, where he now lives. The subject of this sketch remained under the parental roof until they started for Wood Co., when he remained behind, and has since been doing for himself. His marriage was celebrated Dec. 13, 1852, Miss Frances, daughter of Solomon Seery, becoming his wife. She was born Oct. 26, 1828, in Ross Co., and has blessed their happy union with nine children - David E., Owen W., Elbridge F., Emma C., Charley R.. Seery S., Anna May (deceased), Harvey B. and Alta. The three oldest are married. Mr. Tippin and wife are consistent members of the United Brethren Church, of which he is a Trustee. He is a Republican.
ELI WINTERS, farmer: P. O. Lykens; was born Sept. 28, 1824, in Jefferson Co., Ohio. The Winters family were among the first settlers of Jefferson Co., coming there from Pennsylvania when this State was yet a Territory, and it was there that Eli Winters, Sr., the father of the above named gentleman, was born, in February 1802. He was married to Annis Andrews, who carne there from Chester Co., Penn., the place of her birth, and, in March, 1834, moved to this county, and settled on a tract of Government land which he had entered the previous year. Mr. Winters, with the assistance of his sons, developed a good farm, besides doing much work for others, and in 1865 disposed of his property, and retired to Bloomville, where he now lives. The partner of his joys and sorrows departed this life in 1879. The subject of this sketch was deprived of many of the advantages that are necessary to the acquisition of a liberal education, there being a demand for his services at home, even during the short session of winter school. However, in his father's family a "night-school" was organized, in which the children were scholars, and an older member of the family would act as instructor, and thus he received the most of his schooling. He taught school one winter, and has been doing for himself since he reached the legal age. He did "job-work" for several years, ran a threshing machine, and at length secured a half-interest in a saw-mill at "Buljo," with which he was connected for a number of years. He quite naturally drifted into the mercantile business at that place, and at the same time was Deputy Postmaster. In the spring of 1865, he bought his father's farm, and has ever since followed agricultural pursuits. He is now serving as Justice of the Peace, an office to which he was first elected in 1858, and has held ever since, except a short time during the war, when party spirit
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ran high, and, being a Republican, he was deposed a short time, as the township was mostly composed of the opposite party. In 1851, he was married to Eliza Howenstein, who came to this county from Pennsylvania a few years before their union. Six children have blessed their marriage, four of whom are living - Orelia A., Thomas H., Laura and Martha.
STEPHEN WALLER, farmer; P. O. Lykens; was born Aug. 25, 1831, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and is a son of Milton W Waller, one of the hardy pioneers of this township. He has always followed agricultural pursuits, and is one of the well-to-do and respected farmers of the county. On Dec. 25, 1853, he was married to Martha, daughter of James and Maiy (Rose) McKinley. She was born May 17, 1827, at New Lisbon, Columbiana Co., Ohio, and departed this life Oct. 4, 1879. She was an amiable companion, an affectionate mother, and a friend to all. Her union with Mr. Waller gave nine children, five of whom are living - Osmar L., Stephen Milo, Ellen E. and Helen E., twins, and Mary J. The eldest has taught school, and is now attending the Hillsdale College, at Hillsdale, Mich. Mr. Waller belongs to the I. O. O. F., and was a charter member of the Patrons of Husbandry. He was the second Master of the Lodge, and was, the same year, delegate at large to the State Grange from Crawford Co. He is a consistent member of the FreeWill Baptist Church, as was also his wife. He is a Democrat.
LYSANDER M. WALLER, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Lykens; was born in Orleans Co., N. Y., July 20, 1807. His father, Milton E. Waller, was born Aug. 7, 1807, in Washington Co., N. Y., and in early life learned the cooper's trade, and in 1825 accompanied his parents to Orleans Co., where he was married the following year to Polly Coon. He afterward moved into Chautauqua Co., where he secured a farm, and, trading this off, received part of his pay in dry goods. He emigrated to Ohio in the spring of 1833, and located in Seneca Co. The same year he entered 80 acres of land in Lykens Township, Crawford Co., and the year following, moved on to his property. He soon secured 40 acres more, which he paid for by day work, and, besides developing this, had to labor for others, for the support of his family. He would work at the trade during bad weather, and often at night, after the completion of a hard day's labor. He departed this life Feb. 28, 1880, and his companion on Aug. 17, 1872. The subject of this sketch received only a meager education, such as the pioneer schools of those days furnished, many years of his life being devoted to the more practical occupation of clearing and assisting to develop the "forest home." He was married in 1848 to Arletta Cory, and in 1851 she departed this life, leaving one child - Ardella, now the wife of Franklin La Rue. He again entered the marriage relation Feb. 16, 1859, Miss Ann J. Yingling becoming his wife. She is a daughter of Jonas and Mary (Thomas) Yingling, and was born in 1836, in this county. Their union has given one child - Amy Sophia, who died in her infancy. Mr. Waller is a member of the Masonic Order, Knights of Honor and Patrons of Husbandry. He is now serving his second term as Commissioner of Crawford Co., giving almost universal satisfaction. He has always been a Democrat.
ROBERT WALCUTT, farmer and agent; P. O. Poplar; is one of the well-known and genial citizens of Crawford Co., and one of her thorough business men. He was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, Feb. 21, 1832. His father, Jacob Walcutt, was born in Loudoun Co., Va., in 1790, and served in the war of 1812. He came to Ohio after reaching his manhood, and was married in Pickaway Co., to Elizabeth Riley, who was also from the "Old Dominion," having been born there in 1800. He was a farmer, and while Robert was yet in his infancy moved with his family into Franklin Co., where he soon after died. He had, however, entered 80 acres of land near Benton, in this county, some time previous, on which he contemplated moving, when Providence interposed, and his untimely death left a family of seven children to a mother's care. However, a few years later, they came to this county, and settled on the farm secured to them by the husband and father before his death. Robert received only the rudiments of what is now considered a common-school
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education, but his time has not been unimproved, and he has added greatly to his early accomplishments. He has, until recently, paid special attention to farming, and in 1857 went to Iowa, where he lived one year, the rest of his time being passed in the Buckeye State. In 1877, he commenced working for the well-known W. H. Houpt, of Shelby, Ohio, one of the largest dealers in marble, granite, etc., in the State. He has been a successful salesman, and is held in high estimation by the firm. During the past year, he has also dealt in agricultural implements and machinery, with uniform results. In 1854, he was married to Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Susannah (Cline) Knisely. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1836, and came to this county when 6 years old. She died Aug. 18, 1876, having borne nine children, six of whom are living-Mary Virginia, James R., John Brough, Frances J., Minnie B. and Nellie A. The eldest is married, being the wife of Torry C. Linn. The eldest son has been a successful school teacher, and is now attending the Starling Medical College. at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Walcutt belongs to the I. O. O. F.; is a Republican and cast his first vote for Gen. Scott.
WILLARD WICKHAM. farmer: P. O. Poplar; was born in Columbia Co., N. Y., Aug. 20, 1814, and is a son of David and Louisa (Hilliard) Wickham, both of whom were natives of that State. The father served in the war of 1812, and, being a farmer by occupation, came West to better his circumstances and improve his surroundings in life. In 1837, he came to Crawford Co., Ohio, and secured a partly developed farm in what is known as Texas Township, on which he passed the rest of his life, dying in September, 1849. His wife departed this life in August, 1875, and was residing at that time in Michigan, at the home of a daughter. The subject of this sketch commenced doing for himself when of age, and has always been a tiller of the soil. He taught school for several winters when a young man, and in 1840, secured the farm on which he now lives. It was all heavy forest, and this he has developed and made valuable by a lifetime of industry and toil. During the administration of Franklin Pierce, he was appointed Government farmer among the Winnebago Indians, located at Long Prairie agency in Minnesota. Of late years he has led a more retired life. He was united in the bonds of matrimony Oct. 21, 1838, Phoebe, daughter of William and Rhoda (McKeever) Pennington, becoming his wife. She was born in Virginia, in the year 1820, and accompanied her parents to this State at an early day. Their union has been blessed with ten children, seven of whom are living - George W., Margaret A., Mister W., Anson, Mary L., William H. and Wallace M. All received a good education, and all have been successful school-teachers. Mr. Wickham is now serving his fourth term as Justice of the Peace, and is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry. His companion has been a member of the United Brethren Church most of her life. He is a Republican.
JOHN P. YINGLING. farmer; P. O. Lykens; is one of the industrious and energetic farmers of the county, and was born Aug. 6, 1838, in Crawford Co., Ohio. His father, Jonas Yingling, was born and reared in Huntingdon Co., Penn., and when a young man carne to Ohio. He was a mason and stonecutter by trade, and for awhile worked on the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. when it was being built. He was married in Portage Co., Ohio, to Mary Thomas, who was born in Wales, and came to America after reaching maturity. She remained a short trine in New York, and then came to Pittsburgh, and soon went to work for a man named Appleton, who was a contractor on the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. It was here that she first met Mr. Yingling, who afterward followed her to Portage Co. and made her his wife. They started for Crawford Co. as soon as married, where he entered 80 acres of Government land, and, although he made several changes, never left the county. He died Aug. 27, 1867, having at that time 260 acres of land. John received only a meager education, being required on the farm much of the time. He has always been a tiller of the soil, and confesses that he has not yet completed the trade, although his farm bears evidence of careful tillage. In the late war, he served in Company C, 49th O. V. I., being stationed at Fort Worth. Oct. 2, 1870, he was united
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in the bonds of marriage with Miss Sarah F. Moore, who was born in this county Aug. 7, 1852, and is a daughter of John Moore a sketch of whom is given in this work. Two children have blessed their union - Myrtie, born Aug. 7, 1871, and Ora, born July 7, 1873. He is a Republican.
THOMAS P. HOPLEY, printer and journalist. Bucyrus; the fourth son, or third living son of John and Georgianna (Rochester) Hopley; born at Logan, Hocking Co., Ohio; Nov. 13, 1853. He has been a resident of Crawford Co. since April, 1856. He was educated in the public schools of Bucyrus, from which he Graduated in the class of 1872. He is a printer by trade, and a journalist by profession; he has worked in the Bucyrus Journal office for about ten years, since May 1868. He has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bucyrus since February, 1868. He hasn't done anything worthy a place in the Crawford Co. History - except vote the Prohibition ticket since he became of age, including Presidential votes for Green Clay Smith in 1876, and Neal Dow in 1880. He is considered. a "fool" by many who do not like his views on the Temperance question, and thinks their opinion a compliment. His mother is the fourth daughter of John Rochester who was born near London, England Jan. 9, 1796. Rochester was married in 1816, to Miss Marian Gladle, a descendant of the Westley family on her mothers side, and the daughter of a renegade Frenchman, who left his native land during the French Revolution, and served as an officer in the English army: Gladle was killed in Spain, while fighting against France. Mr. Rochester emigrated to America in 1820, and settled at Englishtown, Athens Co.; he removed to Logan, Hocking Co., in 1829, ands was, for nearly fifty years, engaged in the mercantile business at that place. He united with the Presbyterian Church in 1832, and was, for forty-four years, a member of that religious society, serving thirty-four years as an Elder, and twenty-eight years as a Trustee in the church: he was for many years Superintendent of the Sunday school. He died Nov. 29, 1876, in the 81st year of his age; his first wife died in September 1832. Georgianna Rochester was born Feb. 22, 1826, and was married April 19, 1848, to John Hopley; they are the parents of ten children; nine are still living. Mrs. Hopley is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bucyrus, and took an active part in the Woman's Temperance Crusade of 1874.
W. H. HOUPT, Bucyrus, proprietor of Shelby Marble Works, importer and wholesale dealer in all kinds of marble and granite; born in Seneca Co., Ohio: his parents removed to Crawford Co., Ohio, where he spent his youth on a farm: at the age of 26, he went to Somerset Co., Penn., and engaged in the marble business for some two years and a half; he then came to Ohio and purchased an interest in the works and ran in partnership for about a year; in the spring of 1872, he purchased his partners interest and took control himself: he has superior advantages in the purchase of material; he buys directly from the quarries of England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada; he purchases American granite and marble from all quarries in the United States: he has recently purchased the marble works of Plymouth, Ohio anal opened works in Bucyrus, Ohio; from the long experience of Mr. Houpt in his business and his well-known and honorable dealing coupled with first-class material and workman ship, he has established a large and increasing trade.