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

CHAPTER IX.
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP

ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF THE TOWNSHIP - ORGANIZATION - BOUNDARIES, ETC. -
EARLY SETTLERS - FIRST THINGS - OWNERS OF REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE IN 1845 -
SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES - MISCELLANEOUS - OFFICIALS SINCE 1865 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
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SAMUEL AHLEFELD was born near Mansfield, Ohio, February 28, 1849. He is a son of John and Catharine (Fetzer) Ahlefeld, natives of Germany. They came to this country before their marriage, but after that event settled in the above locality, where they both died. The father operated a grist mill near Mansfield, and died in 1853; the mother died in 1880, aged seventy-four years. Of their eight children, but five are living. Samuel, the youngest, was left an orphan at four years of age. He obtained a common school education, and subsequently spent ten years at the painter's trade. He married Miss Emma C. Jones, May 9, 1871, her parents being Henry and Catherine (Smith) Jones, natives of Ohio and of English birth. Her parents were early settlers in this county, her father having been a merchant, first at Carey and later at Tymochtee. He became wealthy and reared a family of fifteen children—eight now living. The mother died in 1866, aged forty; the father in 1870, aged forty-nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Ahlefeld have three children—Leroy A., born April 18, 1872; Albert H, September 12, 1873; Myrtle R., September 7, 1875; Mrs A. was born June 29, 1853. Mr. Ahlefeld resided two years after his marriage in Upper Sandusky, and then moved to his present farm, now of seventy acres, well stocked and improved, valued at 1100 per acre. He erected a fine frame residence, at a cost of $1,500, in 1883, and has made many other improvements in clearing, draining, fencing, etc. In politics, Mr. Ahlefeld is a Democrat.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 939
JUSTIN ALLIS was born in Hampshire County, Mass., June 16, 1825. His parents, Lemuel and Lydia (Beels) Allis, were natives of Maryland, and of English ancestry. His grandfather served entirely through the Revolutionary war. His parents came to Ohio in 1833, purchasing 300 acres in Medina County, and owning at one time, with a partner, a tract five miles long and a mile wide. Their children were Lucius, Roxanna, Rhoda and Rebecca, by first wife; Justin, Sarah, Elisha, Caroline, Perthenia, Wells, Alonzo, Marilla, Hiram and Amanda, by second wife. The father died in 1854, aged seventy-two years ; the mother is still a resident of Medina County, in her eightieth year. Mr. Allis resided with his parents till twenty-one years of age. He then purchased sixty-six acres near his father's farm, where he resided seventeen years. In 1863, he sold this property, moved to Chatham and Dover, Ohio, three years, and in 1867 came to this county and purchased his present farm of 160 acres. He was married, September 15, 1857, to Miss Jeanett E. Blake, daughter of Orrin Blake (see sketch), and born February 27, 1831. They have one child— Burton W., an exemplary young man, the owner of 125 acres of land. Mr. Allis is a strong Republican, and has always been an industrious and well respected citizen. Mrs. Allis is a member of the United Brethren Church. J. R. ALTER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., October 24, 1839. His parents were Samuel and Ann (Stotler) Alter, natives of Pennsylvania and of German parentage, the parents of eight children—David, Emanuel, J. R., Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary E., Samuel L. and Joseph H. The father died in 1882, aged seventy-six years ; the mother still a resident of Pennsylvania, in her seventy-second year. Our subject began the blacksmith's trade at thirteen, and continued in this occupation several years. He was married, September 8, 1864, to Miss Jane S. Morrison, daughter of William and Rebecca (Walker) Morrison, who died when their daughter was a mere child. Being adopted by John Steel, she resided with him till her marriage, and he now resides at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Alter are parents of seven children—Maggie A., born December 21, 1865; Clara V., December 13, 1867; Elizabeth E., August 3, 1869; Harry R, June 9, 1871; Earl G., November 14, 1874; M. Dale, October 27,1878; Samuel W., November 4, 1881. Mrs. Alter was born December 16, 1843. Mr. Alter rented land a number of years, but came to this county in 1872, and purchased his present farm of eighty acres, which he has thoroughly improved. He is a Republican, and member of the I. O. O. F.; both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Forest, Ohio. He has a comfortable home, and is highly esteemed as a citizen.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 939
J. R. ALTER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 939

JACOB BAKER, son of Peter and Leah (Martsell) Baker, was born in Cumberland County, Penn., October 19, 1816. He remained at home till his marriage, March 1, 1838, to Mary A. Ramp, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Worst) Ramp. They had three children—Ann M. (deceased), William and David—the two boys both soldiers in the late war. Mr. Baker rented land for many years, but in 1852 he came by wagons to Ohio, with three children—Ann M. dying on .the way. They buried her in Wayne County, Ohio. He located near Bucyrus, where they resided until 1860, when they purchased their present farm of eighty acres, paying $750. This farm they have cleared and improved by good buildings, etc., and now valued at $75 per acre. Mr. Baker has been a hardworking, temperate man. He is a Republican and member of the Church of God. Mrs. Baker has acted well her part, for many years spinning flax and wool to make clothes for the family.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 940
DAVID L. BAKER was born in Cumberland County, Penn., April 3, 1843, son of Jacob and Mary Baker. (See sketch.) He was employed on the farm at home till 1862, when he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and entered the war. He was engaged at Winchester (two battles), Martinsburg, Berryville, Snicker's Gap, New Market, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill, Hatcher's Run and High Bridge. He was captured at Winchester in June, 1863, and confined one month at Libby Prison and Belle Isle He was also captured at the latter place, but was released three days later on account of Lee's surrender, receiving his discharge June 12, 1865. Returning home he was married, December 25, 1865, to Emaline F. Coates, daughter of Norris B. and Mary A. Coates; she died October 16, 1880, leaving five children— Florence B., Elma E., Nellie M., Minnie I., Wilbur R. and Wilson R. —the latter deceased. Mr. Baker was again married, May 9, 1882, to Sarah J. Kitzmiller, widow of James Kitzmiller, and daughter of Jacob Guise. They have one child—Mary E. Mr. Baker purchased his present farm of forty acres in 1866; he erected a large barn in 1883, and has made many other improvements, now valuing his farm at $3,500. In politics, Mr. Baker is a Republican. He is a member of the Grange and Secretary of the Building Association at Wharton; also a member of the Church of God.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 940
WILLIAM BAKER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 940

DANIEL BAUGHMAN was born in Pennsylvania May 13, 1797, son of David and Catharine Baughman, of German descent.  Mr. Baughman had no advantages of schools, being compelled to stay at home to labor from his childhood.  At twenty-five he married Elizabeth Wyner.  They had nine children (all deceased but Louis and John).  Mr. Baughman came to Ohio when a child and to this county in 1830, entering 167 acres in Salem Township, himself, John Nichols, John Mann and A. B. Inman then being the only settlers in the township.  Having lost his first wife by death Mr. Baughman married Rachel Brown in 1835, she afterward becoming an invalid and passing away.  For the past seven years he has resided with his granddaughter, Mrs. Sarah M. Kauble, who cares for him without compensation.  Mr. Baughman was a farmer and hunter; is now the oldest man in the township, and one of the oldest settlers in the county.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 941
SAMUEL BECHTEL, son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Myers) Bechtel, was born in Bucks County, Penn., Nov. 2, 1825.  His parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of German ancestry, emigrating to Ohio in 1829, and to Wayne County in 1852, then moving to Whiteside County, Ill., where they both died.  Their children were Samuel, Ephraim, Solomon, Helena, Catharine, Mary, Nancy, and three others deceased.  The father died about 1855, aged fifty-nine, the mother in 1861, aged seventy-three years.  Samuel Bechtel was brought up on the farm, where he was engaged till his marriage to Margaret Long, June 24, 1847.  He then left his father's home and rented land in Wayne County for several years, moving to Illinois in 1855, to receive an inheritance of 120 acres of land.  His father dying without making a will to this effect, he returned to Ohio in 1858, a wiser and a poorer man.  In 1860, he purchased forty acres of his present farm, and has since added forty more, besides assisting his son Orren to forty acres.  The farm is in a good state of cultivation, valued at $75 per acre.  Mrs. Bechtel was a daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Rutter) Long, natives of Maryland and of English extraction.  Her grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, suffering much privation during his term of service.  Her parents are both deceased, and but three of their eleven children are living, viz.: John, Washington and Margaret.  Mr. and Mrs. Bechtel are the parents of seven children - John, Samuel T., Orren M. and Arilla J. (twins), Barbara, Elmer E., John and Alvin, the two latter deceased.  In politics, Mr. Bechtel is a Democrat, and both are members of the Baptist Church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 941
ORREN M. BECHTEL, son of the above, was born in Marion County, Ohio, April 9, 1853.  He was educated in the district schools, and remained at home with his parents till his marriage, Dec. 25, 1882, to Miss Emarilla Southward, daughter of James and Maria Southward.  He purchased forty acres of land from his father in 1877, paying $1,700 for the same, adding twenty acres more in 1883.  In 1882, he erected a good two-story frame house at a cost of $500.  His farm is well-improved and stocked with good grades.  Mr. Bechtel is a Democrat and an industrious young farmer.  Mrs. B. is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 941
PERRY BRASHARE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 942

WILLIAM BRISTOLL

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 942

JOHN N. BROWN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 943

S. L. CLARK, M. D., was born in Carroll County, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1827.  His parents, Andrew and Catharine (Cole) Clark, were natives of New Jersey and of Holland descent.  His grandparents came from Holland many years ago.  His parents removed from Washington County, Penn., to Carroll County, Ohio, in 1821.  They had a family of nine children, of whom Dr. Clark is the youngest.  Mr. Clark was for three months a soldier in the war of 1812; he died at the age of eighty-nine years, and his wife eighty-seven year.  Dr. Clark had one brother, Andrew H., who became an eminent physician and died in Huron County, Ohio, in 1832, of the cholera.  Dr. Clark received his education principally at an academy at Carrolton.  At the age of eighteen he began the study of medicine under Dr. C. V. McMillen, and graduated at the Cleveland Regular Medical College in 1853; he established himself first at Patterson, Hardin County, and two years later removed to Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, remaining their until May, 1877, when he came to Whartonsburg.  The Doctor has established a lucrative practice, and enjoys the confidence and respect of the people; he is a well-read and successful physician.  In early days, when milk sickness was so prevalent, he had an extensive practice in the treatment of that disease.  So successful was his medical treatment of that disease that his counsel was sought by physicians over a large portion of Central Ohio.  In 1879-80, he visited the Territories of Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho.  He was appointed and served six months as physician at the "Crow Indian Agency."  In 1881, he opened a drug store where he now resides, and enjoys a prosperous business.  May 4, 1852, he was married to Miss Mary C. Burson, daughter of Dr. A. F. Burson, of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio.  One son was born to this union Charles F. now in attendance of the Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Mrs. Clark died May 5, 1879.  Dr. Clark married Mrs. Rachel Cole, widow of Abraham ColeMrs. Clark had three children by her former husband - Frank, Rufus and Sherman.  Dr. Clark owns, besides his property here, the largest store room in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio.  He began life with few means, and by close application to his profession has acquired a handsome competence.  He is an honorable and highly respected citizen.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 973
SYLVANUS R. COATES, Postmaster and hardware merchant, Wharton, was born in Portage County, Ohio, July 17, 1844; he is a son of U. B. and Mary A. (Randolph) Coates, both natives of Ohio and of English ancestry.  They removed from Portage to Wyandot County in 1848.  They had three children - Sylvanus R., Moses G. and Emaline F.  Mr. Coates  now resides at Mansfield, Ohio.  Mrs. C. died in 1873, aged forty-nine.  Our subject obtained his education in the common schools.  He remained at home till of age, when he began renting land and followed it until about 1869.  Sept. 24, 1864, he was married to Miss Sarah Starr, daughter of John and Eve (Shade) Starr, natives of Pennsylvania.  Mr. and Mrs. Coates have no children.  Mrs. Coates departed this life in 1868, at the age of twenty-four yeas.  Mr. C. again married, Dec. 29, 1869, to Miss Minerva Matteson, daughter of Job and Hannah (Messenger) Matteson, by whom he has had five children, viz.:  Wheeler H., born Oct. 16, 1871; Hannah, Feb. 1, 1874; Norris M., August 17, 1875; Oliver G., December 21, 1879; Jesse S., May 3, 1883.  Hannah died Feb. 7, 1874, aged six days.  In 1869, Mr. Coates purchased property in Wharton, and the same year erected a frame store.  He was engaged in the grocery and provision trade for nine years, and in 1878 formed a partnership with Mr. Wallace under the firm name of Coates & Wallace.  This firm keeps a large and well-selected stock of hardware, stoves, etc., and enjoys a large and successful trade.  Since 1869, Mr. Coates has filled the office of Postmaster and with credit to himself.  He owns two lots, and is now erecting a fine residence that will cost $2,500.  Mr. Coates is an active business man and an enterprising and highly respected citizen. He is a Republican in politics, and although in a strong Democratic township, he has held various local offices.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 944
ISAAC H. COLE was born in Hardin County, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1839.  He is the son of William, Sr., and Mary A. (Shupe) Cole, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, and of German descent.  They were married in Fairfield County and soon after removed to Hardin County, where they resided about ten years, coming to this county in 1847, locating in Richland Township, where they owned at one time 240 acres.  Of their twelve children ten are living - Hiram, Louis A., Isaac H., Lydia A., William, Phillip, Mary M., Dora and Elnora.  Jemelia and Lorena are deceased.  The mother died in 1881, aged sixty-six years; the father in 1882, aged seventy-eight.  Isaac Cole, the subject of this sketch, was fairly educated and remained with his parents till Mar. 4, 1862, when he enlisted is Company K, Eighty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and entered the war, taking part in the engagements at McDowell, Strasburg, Cross Keys, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Mission Ridge and many minor actions, serving three years, lying in Hospital nine months, traveling 3,000 miles and being honorably discharged Apr. 2, 1865.  Returning home, Mr. Cole was married, Apr. 2, 1868, to Miss Nancy J. McKenzie, daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Lamb) McKenzie, natives of Massachusetts and New York respectively, coming to Ohio in 1860, locating where Mr. Cole now resides.  Their two children were Nancy J. and Fayette.  Mr. McKenzie died in 1872, aged seventy, and his wife in 1875, aged sixty-nine.  Mrs. Cole's grandfather McKenzie was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, fighting with the British, having left Scotland for that purpose.  Being captured by the Americans, he never returned to his native country.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole have six children - Laura A., Adie A., Wilda M., Ella L., Wheeler W., Clara B.  Mrs. Cole inherited forty acres, and Mr. Cole purchased forty acres in 1878.  He built a neat cottage, costing $900, in 1873, and a Trustee two yeas, as Clark three years.  Both he and Mrs. Cole are members of the Church of God.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 944
LEWIS A. COLE, son of William and Mary A. (Shupe) Cole, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1837.  He resided with his parents, going to school and working on the farm till twenty-one, when he began life for himself.  In 1861, he purchased forty acres of his present farm, which he now values at $100 per acre.  In 1864, Mr. Cole enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventy-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battle at Franklin, Tenn., afterward doing guard duty, spending six months in hospital at Camp Dennison, receiving his discharge June 4, 1865.  Mr. Cole was married, Apr. 7, 1864, to Miss Susanna Crites, daughter of Jonas and Mary Crites (see sketch), and nine children were born to them - Mary E., Oct. 25, 1866; Harrison S., July 16, 1868; Elida J., Aug. 13, 1870; Amanda L., Sept. 7, 1872; Harmon A., Sept. 24, 1874; Volumina C., Dec. 3, 1876; John H., Oct. 13, 1880; Harlan F., Apr. 24, 1883; William I., Feb. 3, 1865; the latter is deceased, his death having occurred July 28, 1868.  Mr. Cole is a thorough farmer, and a strong Democrat.  He and Mrs. Cole are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Cole was born Jan. 27, 8144, and is an agreeable lady.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 945
JONAS CRITES

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 945

W. W. DUFFIELD

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 945

ABRAHAM FULK

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 946

ALEXANDER J. GREEK

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 946

Z. W. HARRIS

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 947

CHARLES W. HOSTLER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 947

J D. JOHNSON, M. D.

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 948

DAVID KAUBLE was born in Marion County, Ohio, Apr. 2, 1840.  He is a son of Samuel and Mary (Trutt) Kauble, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German ancestry.  His great-grandfather Trutt was a Revolutionary soldier.  His parents settled in Marion County in 1833, removing to this county in 1850.  Of eight children only David and Henry survive.  The father died in 1865, aged fifty-five; the mother is now in her seventy-ninth year.  Our subject resided with his parents till he attained his majority, and in the meantime obtained the rudiments of an education.  He was married June 2, 1861, to Sarah M. Nichols, daughter of John and Margaret Nichols, and nine children were born to them - Miranda A., Daniel, David, Ella, William, Peter, Asa B., J. Nettie and Mary.  David is deceased.  In 1864, Mr. Kauble enlisted in Company G, Fifty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Sugar Island, Snicker's Gap, Buzzard's Roost, Kenesaw Mountain, Miller's Mill, Atlanta, and many major engagements.  He was taken prisoner at Atlanta, and detained at Andersonville ten weeks; thence to Florence, S. C., two months, after which he was paroled under general order to parole 12,000 sick and wounded.  He received his discharge Aug. 15, 1865.  In 1868, Mr. Kauble sold his farm and engaged in the dry goods business two years, subsequently renting and milling two years, purchasing his present farm in 1875.  He now owns ninety acres valued $6,000.  Mr. Kauble is a Democrat; he is serving his second term as Justice, and has served as Constable several years.  He is a member of the G. A. R. at Wharton, also of the I. O. O. F.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 948
HENRY KIME

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 949

JOSEPH KIMMEL

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 949

ISAIAH LILES

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 949

DAVID McCLELLAND

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 950

WILLIAM McCLELLAND

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 950

ISAAC MOHR

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 951

JOSEPH MUSGRAVE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 951

J. ODENBAUGH, M. D., a native of Washington County, Penn., was born May 24, 1849.  His parents, Thomas J. and Susan (Craig) Odenbaugh, were natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania respectively.  His grandfather, Von Odenbaugh, a titled nobleman, immigrated with his family from soon after their arrival in this country.  When a young man, he came to Washington, Penn., where he engaged in the mercantile trade, and subsequently married; he was very successful in business, and amassed large wealth.  He served as Postmaster under Presidents Jackson and Lincoln.  He was the parent of nine children, of whom Dr. Odenbaugh is the youngest.  Mr. Odenbaugh died in 1876, at the age.  Dr. Odenbaugh acquired his education in the Union Schools of Washington, Penn., and Bethany and Vermillion Colleges, attending the latter three years.  He then went to Goshen, Ind., where he entered book store with his brother-in-law, C. J. Madden.  He then took up the study of medicine, and in 1873 returned to Ohio and prosecuted his medical studies under Dr. J. A. Stansell, of Forest.  He graduated at the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati in March, 1880, and soon after dame to Wharton, where he has established a good practice.  October 12, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie L. Mansfield, daughter of Dr. B. and Mary (Shafer) Mansfield, of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio.  Mrs. Odenbaugh is the eldest of a family of three children.  To Dr. Odenbaugh and wife three children have been born - Edward U., born August 8, 1871; Lena G., born July 29, 1874, and died at the age of twenty months; and Alfred C., born May 26, 1882.  Dr. O. is a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic fraternities, and Ohio State Medical Society; he owns a fine residence opposite the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is an influential citizen.  Mrs. O. is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 951
DR. SAMUEL PICKETT

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 952

A. S. REYNOLDS was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., Feb. 16, 1831.  His parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Schall) Reynolds, natives of Pennsylvania.  His father was a soldier of the war of 1812, and two of his grandfather's brothers were killed in the Revolutionary war.  His grandfather was also a soldier in the latter war.  His great-granddaughter was four years of age, and died at the advanced age of one hundred and six years.  Mr. Reynolds' parents came to Ohio in 1834, and to this county March 9, 1835.  His father entered 400 acres of land, and was a prominent farmer, also a gunsmith and blacksmith.  He died Aug. 9, 1848.  Five of eleven children are now living - George W., John M., A. S., Eliza and Maria.  Their mother resides in Hancock County, in her eighty-fifth year.  Our subject obtained a good education, attending the Findlay Academy two years, and graduating at the Cleveland Mercantile College, in 1856.  He began teaching at the age of sixteen, and continued at intervals till 1882 - in all 101 terms.  In 1860, he was elected County Surveyor and re-elected in 1863, but tendered his resignation, refusing to serve.  He was married May 28, 1858, to Hannah J. Morison, daughter of John A. and Nancy J. (Murry) Morison, early settlers of this county.  Her father was probably the first Postmaster of Upper Sandusky and the first Recorder serving three terms.  He was also a school teacher thirty years.  Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have two children - Orion E., born Jan. 5, 1860, and an infant who died Sept. 17, 1868.  Mr. Reynolds was born Apr. 7, 1837 in Seneca County, Ohio.  Mr. Reynolds purchased his present farm in 1858, and erected a comfortable residence in 1877, costing $1,600.  He is an independent voter, and well respected as a citizen.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 952
REV. L. D. ROGERS was born in Luzerne County, Penn., May 9, 1827.  His parents, Almanza and Malinda (Fuller) Rogers were natives of Pennsylvania, and of English ancestry.  His mother died when he was seven years of age, and in 1839, he removed with his father to Ohio, and settled near Shelby, Richland County.  Mr. Rogers was the parents of ten children, of whom L. D. was on e of the younger.  He was born July 23, 1794, and died in 1875.  Mrs. Rogers was born July 28, 1793.  Mr. Rogers was a local minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years, and was prominent in the early history of Methodism  in Central Ohio.  Rev. L. D. Rogers, the subject of this notice, passed his early life on a farm, and acquired his education in the Seminary of Norwalk, Ohio, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, where he attended two years, and subsequently at the Ohio Wesleyan University, of Delaware, Ohio.  From the latter place he entered the North Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in August, 1851.  In 1853, was ordained Deacon by Bishop Morris, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  In 1855, was ordained Elder by Bishop Scott, at Sandusky City, Ohio; and served on the following charges:  Galion, Plymouth, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Shannon, Forest, Little Sandusky, Bettsville and at Sylvania a second time.  He was superannuated in 1867, on account of failing health, and removed to his farm in this township.  Sept. 1, 1853, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Mower, daughter of George and Mary (Crider) Mower, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German extraction.  They removed and settled near Mansfield, Ohio, in 1834, and were the parents of eight children, of whom Mrs. Rogers is next to the youngest.  Mr. Mower departed this life Apr. 24, 1853, at the age of sixty-eight years.  Mrs. Mower died Jan. 24, 1883, aged ninety-one years.  Of three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, one is living, namely, Iva. D.  Mr. Rogers is a member of the Central Ohio Conference, although debarred  by ill health from active ministerial service he takes an active interest in the success and welfare of the church.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884
~ Page 953
A. F. ROSENBERY

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 954

RINER V. RUMMELL

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 954

ALBERT J. SHELLHOUSE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 955

JOHN STERLING

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 955

SOLOMON SPOON

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 956

DANIEL SPOON

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 956

DAVID F. SPOON

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 956

HIRAM TAFT

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 957

EZRA H. VAN BUREN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 957

MARTIN VAN BUREN

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 958

JAMES P. WARD

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 958

JOHN WENTZ

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 959

ALBERT WICKISER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 959

J. D. WICKISER

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 959

D. B. WILLIAMS, son of John and Rebecca (Cope) Williams, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 2, 1830.  His parents were natives of Ohio and Virginia, and were married in Columbiana County, where they resided most of their lives.  He was a brick-layer by trade, and the father of eight children, the living - John T., Caroline, D. B. and Elizabeth.  He died in 1839, aged thirty-eight years; his wife in 1872, aged sixty-eight.  D. B., our subject, obtained but a limited log schoolhouse education, beginning life for himself at sixteen.  He worked by the day and month until married to Martha W. Morlan Sept. 26, 1850.  She was a daughter of Isaac and Martha (Wright) Morlan, natives of Virginia.  This marriage was blessed by nine children, five of whom are living - Viola, wife of A. B. Wise; Silas M., Elwood E., Clara B., Hattie M.  The deceased are Alice A., Mary H. and Emma, an infant.  After several years in various kinds of work, and after several trades in stock and real estate,  Mr. Williams purchased his present farm of eighty acres in 1872, paying $1,600.  He has made many improvements, having built a comfortable dwelling in 1878, costing $1,500.  Mr. Williams voted first for Van Buren, but has since been a Republican.  He served as Constable in Hancock County many years.   He and Mrs. Williams are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and highly esteemed as citizens.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 960
JACOB WISE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 960

JEROME WISE

Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 961

GEORGE W. YOUNG is a native of this county, born April 1, 1841, to Louis and Christina (Dennis) Young, natives of Ohio and of German and Irish descent - his grandfather Young coming form Ireland, and his grandmother from Germany.  His parents located in this county in 1836, rearing a family of twelve children- Cornelius D., George W., Eliza, John R. and Robert L. being the only ones living.  The father died in 1869, aged fifty-five year; the mother in 1871, at the same age.  Mr. Young obtained a limited education, being compelled to stay at home clearing land.  At twenty-one he married Sylvania Bernheisel, the date of the event being June 8, 1862.  She is a daughter of Henry and Susanna (Snider) Bernheisel, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent.  They settled in Richland County in 1845, and in this county about two years later.  They were farmers, and parents of twelve children.  The mother resides in this township in her seventieth year.  Mr. and Mrs. Young are the parents of five children - Lawrence R., born May 6, 1863; Florence A., July 1, 1865; Harriet A., Sept. 15, 1867; Orrin O., June 8, 1871; Dessie C., July 28, 1881.  Mrs. Young was born Mar. 25, 1847.  After his marriage, Mr. Young rented land for several years, purchasing his present farm in 1872.  It then consisted of forty acres, but now comprises 130.  In 1880, he erected a fine barn at $900, and in 1882 an elegant frame house at $2,000.  His farm is in a fine state of cultivation and well drained.  Mr. Young is a Democrat.  He and his wife are both members of the United Brethren Church, of which he is Trustee.
Source:  History of Wyandot County, Ohio - Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884 ~ Page 961

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