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History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co.,
1884

CHAPTER IV.
EDEN TOWNSHIP

THE TOWNSHIP AS ORIGINALLY SETTLED - EARLY SETTLERS - REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE TOWNSHIP IN 1845 - EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS - TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS SINCE 1845  -
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  SAMUEL ALTHOUSE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 815

  GEORGE ARMSTRONG

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 816

  SAMUEL ARMSTRONG

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 816

  URIAH L. BACHTELL, son of Joseph and Anna M. (Moore) Bachtell, was born in Stark County, Ohio, Aug. 3, 1837.  His parents were natives of Frederick County, Md.; married Nov. 5, 1829, and removed to this county in 1845, purchasing 100 acres, on which they reared a family of eight children - Susan, Samuel, Henry, Uriah L., Mary L., Sarah E., Adah and Emmet E.  Henry is deceased, died Aug. 2, 1836.  The mother died Feb. 9, 1872, aged sixty-one years; the father July 30, 1883, aged seventy-eight years.  Our subject enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventy-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 1864, and served nine months in the late war, being discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 17, 1865.  He returned home in the fall of the same year, and purchased eighty acres of land, on which he still resides.  He was married Nov. 16, 1865, to Rachel Bowlby, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, daughter of Emanuel and Sarah (Stall) Bowlby, natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in this county in 1852.  Their family consisted of twelve children - Samantha, Rachel, Doctor W., Hester A., Lydia, Wellington, Nelson, Marshall, Alice M., William S. and James, all living but Marshall and an infant son.  Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Bachtell are the parents of three children - Cyrus F., Thomas and Huldy.  The first is deceased, his death occurring Sept. 7, 1874.  Mr. Bachetell has always been a farmer, and now owns 100 acres, valued at $80 per acre.  In politics, he is a Republican.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 817
  ADAM J. BEER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 818

  SAMUEL BEVER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 818

  LEONARD BILLIET

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page  817

  HENRY BROWN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 818

  MARTHA CALDWELL, widow of John Caldwell, deceased, was born in Barnett, near London, England, Dec. 17, 1809.  Her parents were James and Sarah (Hawks) Martin natives of England, who emigrated to America in 120, and after several removals settled near Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1822.  Her father was a minister of the Church of Scotland, and engaged in his profession till his death, Aug. 21, 1839.  The family consisted of five children - Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Caroline and Joseph.  Elizabeth, Caroline and probably Joseph are deceased; the location of the latter not being known.  Their mother died June 3, 1847.  Mrs. Caldwell resided with her parents till her marriage to John Caldwell, Dec. 15, 1829.  He was born Apr. 23, 18799, in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, son of Charles and Isabel Caldwell, who died in Mercer County, Penn.  He engaged in turnpike building and dry goods business in Wayne County for several years, and was subsequently appointed to fill a vacancy in the Auditor's office, in Crawford County, being elected to the same office three successive terms.  He was appointed Land Receiver by President Jackson, serving six years, and was Sheriff of the county two years.  In 1846, he located in this township, purchasing eighty acres of land, and in July of the same year he organized a company of 100 men to join the Mexican Army; the company was rejected and disbanded at Cincinnati, and Mr. Caldwell was appointed Commissary, in which office he served till the close of the war, in 1848.  In 1849 he went to California and was employed as mail carrier over the mountains, where it is supposed he was killed.  He was a member of the F. & A. M., and in politics a Democrat.  Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell were the parents of thirteen children - Sarah, Isabel, James, Charles, Martin Van B., Jane, Catharine, Andrew J., John, Knox d. and Elizabeth (twins), David T. and Fremont; of these, five survive - Sarah, Jane, Fremont, Charles and James.  Three sons gave their lives to the service of their country, Andrew J. dying in Andersonville prison.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 819
  MYRON B. CASE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page  819

  FREDERICK CHATLAIN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 821

  BARNET COLE was born in Crawford County, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1836.  His parents were Barnet and Charity (Swisher) Cole, the former a native of Washington County, Penn.  The children by his first marriage were John C., David, Eliza J. and Margaret.  David is deceased.  The mother died in 1833, and the father was again married in 1834, to Charity Swisher, a native of Pennsylvania, and of German ancestry.  Ten children resulted from this marriage - Samuel S., Barnet, Isaac, Mary, Rebecca, Lovina, Sarah Jane, George W., Lucinda C. and James C.  George W. and Rebecca are deceased.  The mother died October, 1864; the father May 1, 1872.  Barnet Cole, Jr., came to this county in 1861, and purchased forty acres of land, upon which he erected a saw mill, following this business ten years.  He was married, Dec. 31, 1863, to Rachel Brauns, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Witz) Brauns, natives of Pennsylvania, and who reared a family of twelve children, five living- Sarah, Margaret, George, Rachel and Henry. Their mother died in 1849; the father Aug. 31, 1880.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole have two children - George F. and Minnie M.  Mr. Cole disposed of his mill in 1871, and purchased 120 acres of land, upon which he now resides; he owns in all 160 acres, valued at $80 per acre; he rears the best bloods of stock; is a Democrat; member of the I. O. O. F., and, with his wife, of the United Brethren Church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 820
  WILLIAM COLE was born in Richland County, Ohio, Apr. 14, 1835.  His parents were James and Eleanor (Moore) Cole, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, who were married in Crawford County, Ohio, May 5, 1832.  Their children were as follows: Jemima, William H., Maria S., Mary A., Martha J., James J. and Daniel H.  Jemima is deceased.  The mother died Apr. 12, 1881, and the father, Mar. 19, 1882.  William H. Cole, our subject, remained with his parents till May 1, 1859, at which date his marriage to Nancy J. Culver occurred; she was a native of Van Wert County, Ohio, and daughter of Cummings and Melkiah (Heath) Culver, natives of Champaign and Madison Counties respectively.  They were married in Van Wert County, where they resided ten years, subsequently removing to Mercer County, and thence to this county; their children are - Nancy J., Franklin, John, Ozias, Mary E., William F., Asahel and Ebenezer, all living.  The mother died May 31, 1857.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole were the parents of two children, eldest (son) deceased, an infant and Lottie Belle (still living) born Apr. 9, 1866.  They have reared one child - Ettie Osborn, who they took at the age of five months, from the Seneca County Infirmary; she was born Apr. 7, 1861.  Oct. 28, 1861, Mr. Cole enlisted in the war, joining Company K, Fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under the command of John C. Lee.  He was engaged in many of the leading battles; was in the Atlanta campaign with Sherman in his march to the sea, and met with several hairbreadth escapes.  He participated in the "grand review" at Washington, and was discharged with honor at Cleveland, July 20, 1865, having served nearly four years.  His only wound was in the shoulder, the result of an exploded shell in the battle of Atlanta, Ga.  He has since engaged in farming, and now resides on the old homestead purchased by his father in 1852.  It consists of 105 acres, well-improved land, valued at $70 and $75 per acre.  Mr. Cole is a member of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R., and in politics a Republican.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page
820
  HENRY C. CROSS

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 821

  WILLIAM CUMMINGS

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 822

  JAMES S. CUMMINS

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 821

  JESSE EDGINGTON

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 822

  NATHAN EKLEBERRY was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1820, son of Ezekiel and Mary (Tobridge) Ekleberry, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively.  His parents settled in this  county in 1833.  Their children were Jacob, John, Ezekiel, Nathan, Jane, David, Isaac, Lydia, Levi and Margaret (twins).  John and Ezekiel are deceased.  Their mother died in 1862; the father in April 1868.  Nathan Ekleberry resided with his parents until twenty-two years of age, when he purchased land in La Grange County, Ind., having earned his money by days' work.  He subsequently purchased a tract in this county, and at present owns ninety acres in Eden Township.  He is an efficient agriculturist, and gives considerable attention to blooded horses and sheep.  Mr. Ekleberry was married, Jan. 16, 1842, to Eliza Wolverton, daughter of Lewis and Margaret (Anderson) Wolverton.  Their children were Mary E., Levi, Lewis, Abigail, Nathan, Lawrence and Hester.  Levi and Lewis are deceased.  Mr. Ekleberry was again married, June 11, 1868, to Miss Isabel Baker, widow of Joseph Baker, who died Aug. 13, 1867, leaving four children - Mary T., Arthur E., Addie E. and Harry W.  By his second wife, Mr. Ekleberry has three children - Laura J., Jessie S. and Daisy L.; the eldest, Laura J. being deceased since Dec. 6, 1873.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 822
  EPHRAIM GAVER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 823

  ISAIAH GIBSON, son of Isaiah and Elizabeth (Cudney) Gibson, was born in Tymochtee Township June 23, 1837.  His parents were natives of Ohio and New York State respectively.  They settled in Tymochtee Township and reared a family of seven children, viz; Mahala, Robert, Isaiah and Eliza (twins), John, Theodore and Emily A.  Eliza  and Emily are deceased.  The father died Aug. 29, 1878; the mother Sept. 29, 1881.  Isaiah Gibson was married Feb. 1, 1858, to Ann  Limer, a native Checkley, England, daughter of William and Beatrice (Beabmer) Limer, also natives of England, where the latter died; the former emigrating to America in 1855, and marrying Clarissa Dumm Dec. 15, 1859, and soon after removed to Missouri.  His family consisted of four sons and five daughters - William, John, George, James, Anna, Mary, Sarah, Jane and Elizabeth; the latter two deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Gibson have eight children - Emily A., born Dec. 15, 1858; Herbert, Jan. 8, 1860; Mary S., Dec. 20, 1861; James William, Oct. 13, 1863; George W., Jan. 15, 1866; Cora J., Jan. 10, 1870; Princes U., Sept. 7, 1873; and Orley Adory, Jan. 30, 1880.  Mr. Gibson purchased seventy-eight and a half acres of land in Eden Township in 1879, where he still resides.  He is a stanch Democrat and has always been a farmer.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 823
  WILLIAM GILLILAND

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 824

  FREDERICK KINLEY

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 824

  MICHAEL LAMBRIGHT

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 825

  REUBEN LOWMASTER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 825

  ABRAHAM MACKEY

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 825

  JAMES McLAUGHLIN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 826

  Eden Twp. -
GEORGE W. MILLER, son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Walder) Miller, is a native of this county, born Feb. 22, 1854.  His parents were natives of Germany, and emigrated to this country in 1846, locating in Bucyrus, but subsequently residing ten years in this county, and returning to Crawford County, where they now live.  Their children were nine in number, three now living, viz., Jacob F., John G. and George W.  The latter was married Apr. 3, 1873, to Susan A. Wilson, a native of Richland County, Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively, and of Scotch descent.  They came to Richland County in 1832, removing to this county fourteen years later.  They had eight children, three now living - Barbara A., Levi and Susan A.  To George W. and Sarah A. Miller six children have been born:  Lillie May, Dec. 16, 1873;  Margie, May 23, 1875; Carrie, Jan. 22, 1878; Herman L., Jan. 28, 1880; Charles L., Mar. 7, 1882, and Arthur J., Aug. 31, 1883; all living but Lillie, who died Jan. 7, 1875.  After obtaining and disposing of several different tracts of land, Mr. Miller purchased 160 acres in this township, where he now resides.  His farm is valued at $100 per acre, and is a very desirable location.  Mr. Miller is a Republican and a substantial and worthy citizens.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 826
  JOHN W. MILLIGAN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 826

  BENJAMIN MORRIS

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 827

  JOSEPH NEWMAN, only living son of John and Mary Newman, was born in Perry County, Ohio, July 17, 1822, his parents natives of Connecticut.  Mr. Newman purchased eighty acres of land in this township in 1860, and has since engaged in agricultural pursuits; prior to that time he was engaged a few years in the blacksmithing trade.  He was married in 1848 to Mary Jane Weller, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Weller, natives of England, and nine children have blessed their union - John, Cyrus, Rhoda, Aldo, Emily, Frank, Charlotte, William and Martha.  Mr. and Mrs. Newman are highly esteemed as citizens and have a comfortable home.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page  827
  ROBERT W. POOL was born in Richland county, Ohio Aug. 13, 1837.  His parents were Ira and Margaret Pool, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in 1814.  They were married in Richland County, and reared six children - Robert W., George W., Horey L., Almond M., Sarah A. and Elizabeth J.  George W. and Almond are deceased, the former dying in the army, the latter in Upper Sandusky from disease contracted in the war.  Mr. Pool died July 28, 1848 and Mr. Pool located in this county in 1850, marrying Lucy A. Dille, of Richland County, a native of York State, four children resulting from this union - Frank M., Sherman Ira, Rosetta M. and Jesse F.  Their father died Dec. 24, 1864, his widow now the wife of Mr. Kenan, of Upper Sandusky.  Robert W. Pool  was engaged in teaching about five years, attending high school at Upper Sandusky and the Baldwin University in the meantime.  April 20, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Fifteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving this call; re-enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in Company H, Fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was raised from private to Captain of Company A; participated in the battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg, Fredericks burg and many others; transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, and in all the battles till the capture of Atlanta, being discharged on account of ill health.  Mr. Pool was married Mar. 26, 1863, to Rachel E. Armstrong, of Eden Township, a native of Pennsylvania, and after his discharge served as Provost Marshal at Lima, Ohio, till the close of the war.  He engaged in the home in 1868.  He is a member of the G. A. R., himself and wife attending the Grange, and holding membership with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He has served as Township treasurer, and as Steward and Leader in his church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 827
  GEORGE B. PRICE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 828

  JAMES E. SANKEY

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 828

  CASPER S. SWANK was born in Richland County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1837, to Henry and Elizabeth (Study) Swank, natives of Franklin County, Penn., where they were married Mar 22, 1814.  They came to Richland county in 1817, and were the parents of the following children:  John, Margaret, Elizabeth, Susan, Christian, Daniel, Hannah, Henry, Mary, Jackson and Casper survive.  The mother died Apr. 17, 1859; the father Apr. 11, 1876.  In 1858, our subject went to California, and enlisted in Company I, Third Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, Capt. Lewis in command.  Marched to Salt Lake City and thence to Fort Bridges, being discharged in October, 1863.  Came to Richland County, and again enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Cockby, serving about three years, passing through without a scar, and returning home in August, 1864.  In the same year he came to Eden Township, purchasing eighty acres on which he resided eight years, subsequently buying 103 acres where he now resides.  He was married, Mar. 13, 1865, to Caroline Larick, a native of this township, and daughter of George and Margaret (Lea) Larick, natives of Germany, who emigrated to America in an early day, settling first in Tuscarawas County, then in Eden Township, this county.  Their children were Andrew, Catherine, Henry, William, Caroline, Levi, Louie and Lovina.  Smilda and Melissa are deceased.  The father died in 1858; the mother is still living in her sixty-seventh year.  Mr. and Mrs. Swank are the parents of seven children - Lester O. R., Louie T. V., Valeria A., Jacob G., Lovina C., Elzie L. and Mary Z.  Lovina C. is deceased.  Mr. Swank is the owner of 133 acres (thirty acres within the corporation of Nevada), valued at $85 per acre.  He has served as Township Treasurer, is a member of the F. & A. M., and a Democrat politically.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 829
  JAMES TAYLOR

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 829

  PETER TRAXLER was born in Stark County, Ohio, November 13, 1825.  His parents, Daniel and Elizabeth (Cramer) Traxler, were natives of Cumberland County, Penn., were married there, and subsequently moved to Stark County, Ohio, where they reared a family.  Their children were Catharine, Elizabeth, George, Daniel, Peter and John, all deceased but the three latter.  Our subject, Peter, was married, March 25, 1846, to Catharine Conkle, of Crawford County, Ohio, native of Columbiana County, Ohio, daughter of Adam and Mary (Wyerbaugh) Conkle, natives of Pennsylvania.  Her parents were married in Columbiana County, Ohio, and moved to Crawford County about 1837, their children being Nicholas, Catharine, Elizabeth, Jason, Jacob, Sarah J., William H., Samuel S., Adam and Mary.  Their father died May 7, 1872; the mother January 8, 1874.  Mr. and Mrs. Traxler have eleven children, viz., Daniel C., Adam W., Peter P., Nicholas C., Jacob J., Mary E., John N. R., Cicly Jane, Ida L., Jason W., and Francis L.  Mr. Traxler lived with his parents till twenty-one years of age and attended the common schools.  In 1851, he purchased eighty acres of timber land, on which he built a frame house, in which he lived till 1873, when he completed a fine brick residence.  He owns 120 acres of good land, valued at $75 per acre, his wife owning five city lots in Bucyrus, valued at $2,000.  Mr. Traxler is a Democrat.  His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 829
  LEMAR WALTON was born in Ross County, Ohio, August 8, 1822.  His parents were John and Casander (Ritter) Walton, natives of New Jersey and Kentucky respectively.  They were married in Ross County, Sept. 19, 1819, and removed to this county in 1833, where the father died Aug. 25, 1835.  They had nine children - Henry, Lemar, William H. and John W. (twins), Samuel A., Melinda A., Eleanor, Nancy and Nelson.  Lemar, Samuel A. and Melinda A. are the only ones living; the mother died Aug. 5, 1849.  Lemar Walton was married April 3, 1849, to Magdalene Hufford, daughter of Christopher and Catharine (Corfman) Hufford, of Tymochtee Township; her parents were natives of Maryland and Ohio respectively.  They settled in this county in 1828, where Mr. Hufford still resides; his wife died Aug. 20, 1851.  Mr. and Mrs. Hufford are the parents of nine children - Magdalene, George W., Catharine, Barbara, Conrad, Mary, Lydia, Elizabeth and Sarah M.  Elizabeth is deceased.  Mr. Walton has always engaged in farming; he purchased his present farm of eighty acres in 1851, and has reared a family of ten children - Samuel A., Isaiah W., Mary E. and Sarah E. (twins), Willis C., Eliza Ann, Levi F., Jasper N., Allen L. and Florence J.  Sarah E. is deceased, died Sept. 26, 1872.  Mr. Walton owns 218 acres in this county, and in 1873 purchased 160 acres in Kansas, which he gave to his sons; he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church, of which faith their son, S. A. Walton, is a minister in Madison County, Iowa.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 830
  FRANK M. WELCH was born in this township, Mar. 19, 1855; his parents, Ja--mes and Isabel (Hicks) Welch, were natives of Pennsylvania and New York respectively, and were married in this county, their children being Frank M., Ransom H. and Edward M.  The father died May 7, 1869; the mother July 26, 1880.  Frank M. Welch was married Oct. 18, 1881, to Lillian N. Maskey, of this township, native of Crawford County, Ohio, born May 8, 1863, daughter of Eli and Nancy C. (Wert) Maskey, natives of Ashland and Crawford Counties, respectively.  Her parents were married at Bucyrus, and resided many years in Crawford County, their children Lillian N., Dora V., Newlove G., and Orland C., all being born there; the parents now reside in Eden Township.  Mr. Welch has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits, and owns an interest in an undivided estate of 271 acres, valued at $75 to $100 per acre.  He has had charge of the home farm since his father's death, and is an energetic farmer, and of the Democratic persuasion in politics.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 830
  REUBEN YARK, son of Solomon and Catharine (Bower) Yark, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1837.  He remained with his parents till Mar. 3, 1864, at which time he was married to Miss Ellen E. Neville, born in London, England, Mar. 1, 1844, daughter of John F. and Elizabeth (Baker) Neville, natives of London and Barkway, England, and who emigrated to the United States about 1850, and settled in Philadelphia, where Mrs. Neville died in 1855.  Their children were ten in number, Ellen E. being the only surviving.  The father was a book binder by trade, and engaged in that occupation in Philadelphia and Buffalo till 1859, when he went to St. Louis where he still resides.  He was forced to leave St. Louis in 1861 by the Union-Secession riot, and accordingly went to Sedalia, Mo., where he assisted in organizing, and was commissioned Major of the Seventh Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war when he returned to St. Louis; he is now the father of three children - William, Reuben and Eliza, by a second wife.  Our subject being a carpenter by trade followed this occupation about twelve years after his marriage.  In 1876, he engaged in the poultry and country produce business, sold out in 1884, and turned his attention to farming; he is the father of three children - John N., born July 3, 1865; Emma A., Mar. 17, 1868; and Reuby E., Sept. 29, 1877.  Emma A. is deceased; her death occurring Aug. 6, 1870.  Mr. Yark is a member of the Knights of Honor, Nevada Lodge, No. 277, and a Democrat politically.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page
831

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