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. -
|Waldo Twp. -
FRANCIS X. ZACHMAN, farmer, was born in Ersingen, Baden, Germany, Dec. 3, 1803, and is a son of Michael and Catharine (Casper) Zachman, also natives of Ersingen, Baden, on Otrant Pforzheim. Our subject came to America in 1832, and settled in what is Waldo Township, Waldo Township, this county. He entered eighty acres, to which he added by purchase till he became owner of 240 acres. He was the first settler in what is known as Bethlehem, and was one of the founders of St. John's Evangelical Church, in which he has been Class Leader and exhorter alternately for forty-nine years. Mr. Zachman was married June 4, 1829, to Mary E., daughter of Daniel and Barbara Beekman, born in Ersingen, Baden, June 9, 1806. To this union have been born thirteen children, nine living - John N., Joseph G., Henry, Magdalene M., Solomon, Michael, Daniel, Lewis and Frank. Lewis, Charles and William and Jacob (twins) are deceased. Michael, the fifth son and sixth child, was born in Waldo Township, Sept. 15, 1838; was reared on the farm and educated at the common schools. He remained at home till of age, aiding in clearing up the homestead. On Jan. 26, 1864, and Clara Irene, born Feb. 26, 1873. He and wife and eldest daughter are members of the Evangelical Association. He is serving as Class Leader and Trustee of the church; has also served as Trustee of Waldo Township two years. He owns 160 acres of land, and is fully engaged in farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of rearing fine French horses. In 1881 he erected a frame residence at a cost of $2,000. On Oct. 12, 1861, he enlisted in Company 67 D, Eighty-second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving in the Army of the Potomac. He fought at McDowell, and was discharged at Newark, N. J., Sept. 30, 1862, on account of disability. In politics, he is a Republican.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 1031