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The History of Marion County, Ohio

Containing
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.
Illustrated
Publ. Chicago; Leggett, Conaway & Co. -
1883       

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DAVID PENRY

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 933

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JOHN P. PENRY

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 934

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THOMAS L. PENRY

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 934

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JOHN PFEIFFER is a blacksmith, living in Scott Town.  His birth took place in Delaware County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1846, the son of Gregory and Mary P. Pfeiffer, who came from Germany in 1834.  Of their eleven children, seven are still living.  Joseph learned his trade of his father, and has plied it as follows:  Four years with John McElroy and George Pugh; two and a quarter years with Levan Miller; two and one-sixth years with Conrad Fritchey, and four months with Mr. Null.  He came to Scott Town in 1878, buying soon after his present residence, a neat house, lot and shop, worth $1,500.  His manner is pounding the year round.  Mr. Pfeiffer was threatened by death three different times, viz., by being kicked by a horse, falling off a building and by being run over by a hand-car.  He communes with the Catholic Church, while his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  His marriage is Miss Minnie Essig, daughter of Andrew and Veronica Essig, of New Orleans, La., occurred in the fall of 1869.  Four children have blessed this union - Louisa Frank, Joseph and Bessie.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 666
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THOMAS PHILLIPS

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 933

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MRS. SARAH PLOTNER is the widow of Joseph Plotner, and was born in Northumberland County, Penn., Feb. 11, 1815, one of sixteen children, and the daughter of John and Catherine Crissinger.  Her grandparents came from Germany.  Her people came to Crawford County, Ohio, in 1832.  Her marriage to Mr. P. took place in May, 1835; in 1845, they purchased eighty acres of their present home, now consisting of 220 acres.  Joseph Plotner was a strong, vigorous, active and highly respected citizen.  He filled with great commendation the offices of Trustee, Constable and Clerk of the township, but his earthly career was cut short by death at the age of fifty-five years; he left an estate of $15,000.  His widow is still strong, and a consistent member of the Reformed Church.  She has two sons living with her - J. W. and John Plotner; the former owns one-half interest in an engine (Westenhouse), thresher and huller.  At Mount Vernon last year (1882) they threshed 25,000 bushels of grain.  John D. "shares" the old farm.  His marriage to Miss Emma F. Simpson occurred May 9, 1875.  She is the daughter of George and Rebecca Simpson, of Crawford County, Ohio, and they had three children, one dying when an infant.  The names of the living are Harley R. and Melvin L.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 1001
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THOMAS PUGH, deceased, pioneer farmer of Prospect Township, was born Aug. 18, 1784, in Montgomeryshire, North Wales.  He emigrated to the United States in 1802, landing at the port of New York.  He came to Ohio subsequently, and was married, in Wayne County, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1805, to Elizabeth Smith, a daughter of Samuel C. and Sarah (Bishop) Smith.  Thomas Pugh, with his family, located in Radnor Township, Delaware County, in 1810, and in 1819, bought 122 acres of land, well timbered, at $2.50 an acre, on Section 6 of what is now Prospect Township.  Not a stick had been cut on this land by white men, except for hunting purposes.  He cleared about forty acres of this land, and died only four years after making it his place of residence; his death occurring Sept. 27, 1824.  He left a widow and six children - Sarah, born Oct. 22, 1806, who married Samuel Martin, both deceased; Jane, born July 21, 1809, and married Samuel Cratty, both deceased; Lucinda, born June 17, 1815, and married John Hughes, she is deceased; Phoebe, born Dec. 2, 1817, and married the Rev. Samuel Allen, became a widow and married the Rev. Samuel Gossard, and now lives in Iowa; Wesley, born Mar. 18, 1820; Mary, born Mar. 26, 1822, and married William A. Palmer, and died in Montgomery County, Ill.  The subject of this sketch was a soldier of the war of 1812.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 936
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WESLEY PUGH, retired farmer, Prospect Village, is a son of Thomas Pugh, a pioneer, and was born on the old homestead in Prospect Township, Mar. 18, 1820.  He was reared a farmer, and has followed that occupation all his life.  He bought the old homestead from the other heirs and lived there until thirty-seven years of age, when he sold the place and bought a farm one mile north of Prospect Village, on the east side of the Scioto River, where he lived for twenty-five years.  He then removed to Prospect Village, where he now resides, with his wife.  Mr. Pugh was married Mar. 31, 1846, to Martha Welch, a daughter of Solomon and Lavina Welch.  They have had a family of five children, all of whom are deceased; two died when infants; Thomas died aged three years; Martha Jane died aged nine years, and Lucinda died Mar. 3, 1879, aged sixteen years.  Mr. Pugh has been a life-long Democrat.  He has served his township in various local offices.  He is an earnest advocate of temperance, and for the past two years has acted with the Prohibition party.  He is one of the oldest residents of the township now living and one of its substantial and best respected citizens.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 936

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