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Source: 
History of Allen County, Ohio
And Representative Citizens
Edited and Compiled by
Charles C. Miller, Ph. D.
Assisted by
Dr. Samuel A. Baxter
Lima, Ohio
Published by Richmond & Arnold
George Richmond; G. R. Arnold
Chicago, Ill
1906

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  NOAH B. YANT, who was born Apr. 27, 1827, in Rose township, Carroll County, Ohio, has been an honored resident of Allen County since 1864, when he purchased his present farm of 102 acres in section 32, Monroe township.  His parents were Henry and Margaret (Stoody) Yant, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania and were of German descent.  They came to Ohio in 1812 and located at first in Tuscarawas County, later moving to Carroll county where the father was killed by a horse at the age of 49 years.  The grandfather of our subject was John Yant, who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania in the early days of this state and here entered land for each of his children.  The ancestors of our subject were all remarkable for longevity, John Yant reaching his 93rd year, his mother passing her 96th year, and his maternal grandfather, who was a native of Germany, also reaching the ripeness of age.  A sister of our subject, Mrs. Mary Redman, who resides at Canton, Ohio, is in her 85th year and her hair in which gray threads have not yet appeared retains all the luster of youth.  There were 12 children in the family, 11 of whom reached maturity.  Our subject, one brother and two sisters are the only ones now living.
     Noah B. Yant lived in the corner of Carroll and Stark counties until September, 1864, when he came to Allen County.  Before he came here he had rented a farm and later bought land; but this was a rough, stony piece, poorly adapted to tilling and he disposed of it before moving to this county.  His present farm contains 102 acres, but the railroad cuts off some, leaving about 98 acres of available land.  He has built two houses on this property, one of them being occupied by a son.  Mr. Yant is a good manager and an excellent farmer, devoting his entire time to this employment.
     Mr. Yant was married Sept. 11, 1851, to Druzilla Miller, of Carroll County, Ohio, by whom he has a family of seven children, viz: Samantha Ann, wife of Louis Lawrence, of Lima; Sarah Rachel, wife of Joseph Waltz, of Michigan; James M., who lives in his fatherís house on the farm; William H., who has been superintendent of the schools of Paulding, Ohio, for several years; Hugh M., a dry goods merchant, of Toledo; Jonathan K., who is employed in the Lima Postoffice; and Frank, who died at the age of five years.  On Nov. 1, 1897, Mr. Yant was married to Mrs. Margaret Cline, widow of Tobias Cline and daughter of Charles Banks.  Mr. Yant is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and has been trustee of the same for a number of years.  He is now and has been for many years a Republican.  He was a member of the Know Nothing party during its short life and cast his first Republican vote for John C. Fremont.
 Source:  History of Allen County, Ohio, Publ. by Richmond & Arnold, Chicago, IL - 1906 - Page 611

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