OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS
A Part of Genealogy Express
Marion County, Ohio
History & Genealogy
The History of Marion County, Ohio
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, etc.:
General and Local Statistics; Military Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc.
Publ. Chicago; Leggett, Conaway & Co. -
Claridon Twp. -
JOHN EBERHARDT, deceased, was born in Germany June 20, 1809, emigrated to America in 1830, and was an early settler in Claridon Township. He was married, Feb. 16. 1845, to Sarah Yager. By this marriage there were eleven children, eight of whom are (1883) living, namely, John, born June 25, 1846; Laner, Oct. 11, 1847; Maggie, Aug. 1, 1854; David, Sept. 9, 1856; Jacob A., Sept. 6, 1858; William, February, 1861; Frederick, July 27, 1863; and Emma, born Nov. 7, 1865. The deceased were David, born Mar. 27, 1850, and died Aug. 27, 1851; George, born June 19. 1852, and died Nov. 22, 1860; and an infant. John Eberhardt, the subject of this sketch, died Apr. 8, 1873, leaving a widow and eight children, who still survive him. He was a man much respected for his many good qualities. His widow, Mrs. Sarah (Yager) Eberhardt, is the owner of sixty-four acres of land and a comfortable home in Claridon Village, where she resides. She is a member of the Lutheran Church, and a lady much beloved for her many kindnesses. She was born in Germany, Mar. 25, 1825, and was brought by her parents, Lawrence and Mary Yager, who emigrated to America and settled in Pleasant Township, this county, in 1830, where they purchased land, and when they lived until their death, which occurred, the father's Aug., 1846, aged sixty-two years, and the mother's April, 1855, aged seventy -one years.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883
Claridon Twp. -
JOHN EHLERS, is a native of Germany, born Aug. 23, 1832, the son of Henry and Arenozena Ehlers. He emigrated to the land of the free in 1852, settling in Grand Prairie Township, and was married in Marion County, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1858, to Eliza Russel, a daughter of Elijah Russel, and six children have been born to them - Elijah, Phoebe D., Sarah J., John W., and Henry U., twins, and Frank. Mr. Ehlers commenced in life a poor boy, but through industry and economy owns at present a valuable farm of 135 acres. He is a stanch Democrat; himself and wife are members of the German Reform Church
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 721
|Richland Twp. -
MARTIN EMERY. Martin Emery was born in Monroe County, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1818, the son of John and Catharine Emery He was a Virginian by birth, while she was a native of Perry County, Pen. Martin's mother's grandfather, Waggoner, was a Revolutionary soldier. His parents settled where he now resides in 1820, hence he and his mother are the oldest living settlers in this township. His people reared a family of nine children, all living - Martin being the oldest. His father died in 1873, aged seventy-five years. His mother is still living at the ripe age of eighty-three yeas. Their only neighbors when they first came were the Worlines, the Oborns and the Rogers. Mr. Emery was educated in the common school. He was married Oct. 4, 1855, to Miss Mary Ann Arthur, daughter of Aaron and Maria Arthur, of Richland Township. Their union has been blessed with six children - two dying young. They are Newton, John, Maria C. and Rosa (living); William and Franklin are deceased. Mr. Emery purchased his present residence, consisting of forty acres, in 1860. He already owned ten acres besides. He made all he improvements, and values his farm at $80 per acre. His farm is drained with 200 rods of tile, and is under a good state of cultivation. Mr. E. and family are members of the M. E> Church, of which he is Trustee. His wife died very suddenly in 1882.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 954
|Claridon Twp. -
FRANCIS M. EPLEY is a native of Claridon Township, born Apr. 18, 1852, the son of David and Sarah (Dunbar) Epley, who settled in Marion in early times. The father died Sept. 8, 1863, while the mother continues to reside with her son Francis. Mr. Epley obtained a good education from the district schools, and remained at home until he formed a life partnership in August, 1876, with Lydia U. Ulsh, a daughter of John and Jemimah (Cunningham) Ulsh. They had one heir —Marion J. —born Oct. 16, 1878. Mrs. Ulsh was born Feb. 29, 1857, and departed this life Aug. 7, 1882. Mr. Epley has ninety-live acres of well improved land, worth $60 per acre, which is stocked with good grades. He is industrious and highly respected. He was elected Trustee of the township in 1881, and has continued to serve in that capacity. He has also served as School Director nine years and is Clerk of the Board. Politically speaking, he is a Democrat.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 21