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Source:  
A Standard History of Allen County, Ohio
Vol. II

by Wm. Rusler - Publ.
1921

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  ABRAM J. LAMAN.  After a varied experience at a mechanical trade and as a merchant Abram J. Laman settled down to the occupation of farming, and as proprietor of what is known as the old Carey farm has one of the attractive and valuable places in Allen County.  This farm is four and a half miles northeast of Spencerville in Amanda Township.
     Mr. Laman represents an old family of Allen County and was born in Marion Township Sept. 1, 1863, son of John A. and Mary M. (Miller) Laman.  His father was born in Pennsylvania JUne 14, 1834, and his mother was born Mar. 4, 1837.  Both are still living, well past the age of fourscore.  They were married in Allen County, and spent their active lives as hard working and prosperous farmers.  Both have always taken a deep interest in the affairs of their church and politically the father has cast his vote as a democrat for over sixty years.  Of ten children seven are still living:  Catherine, wife of Allie Miller, of Spencerville; George W., a resident of Middlepoint, Van Wert County, Ohio; Joseph, of American Township, Allen County; Abram J.; Anna widow of John Petree, of Lima, Ohio; William who lives on a farm four and a half miles southeast of Lima; and Mina, wife of Frank Musser.  The deceased children were Sarah A., John and one that died in infancy.
     Abram J. Laman grew up in Marion and Amanda townships, made the best possible sue of the advantages of the local schools, and as a young man learned the trade of carpenter.  In 1889 he married Cynda Miller, who was born Feb. 19, 1870, a daughter of Henry C. Miller.  After his marriage Mr. Laman continued to work at the carpenter's trade for two years.  He then bought a house with ten acres of ground, but sold that and acquired a general store at Southworth, Ohio, where he was in business for six years.  On selling his mercantile establishment he bought his present farm and has occupied it since the fall of 1900.  He has 114 acres, well improved and practically all of it used for some purpose.  He makes a specialty of Polled Durham cattle.
     Mr. and Mrs. Laman had six children: Mazie A., wife of Harlie McDonald, of Lima; Faira A., who married Millie Eley and lives at Lima; Gladys, wife of Archie Staup, of Spencerville; Walter, who is married and lives at Delphos; Dewey, who was a World war soldier, lives at Lima; and Zella J., is the wife of Titus Moorman.  The family are members of the Baptist Church, in which Mr. Laman is a deacon and trustee, and at present superintendent of the Sunday school.  Politically he is affiliated with the democratic party.
Source:  A Standard History of Allen County, Ohio - Vol. II - Publ. Chicago: Warner i.e. Warner, Beers & Co., 1921 - Page

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