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Source:
Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio -
Publ. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co.
1895

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ALONZO VAN TASSEL, a farmer of Genoa township, Delaware county, was born in a log cabin a few rods from where he now lives, August 29, 1846, a son of John and Phoebe (Allen) VanTassel, the former a native of New York, of Holland Dutch ancestry, and the latter a native of Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania.  The father departed this life at the age of eighty-two years, and the mother died at the age of seventy-five years.  The former was a life-long farmer, and a Democrat in his political views, and served as Justice of the Peace seven years.  Mr. and Mrs. VanTassel had eight children,Rawson, Jenny Rhodes, Elizabeth Knives, Alonzo, Jerusha Perry, Ambrose Allen and Anna Mann (deceased) and one who died when young.
     Alonzo VanTassel, the subject of this sketch, owns 130 acres of good and well improved land in Genoa township, where he has many valuable farm improvements.  In addition to his general farming he has also operated a threshing machine for a number of years.  In political matters he affiliates with the Democratic party, and has served as a member of the School Board.
     Mr. VanTassel was married at the age of twenty-two years, to Selesta Rogers, who was born, reared and educated in Centerville, a daughter of Elisha and Jane (Tinaberry) Rogers.  The father is deceased, and the mother resides at Condit.  Mr. and Mrs. VanTassel have four children,James Otis, at home; Rosa, wife of William Wise, of Harlem township, Delaware county; and Inez and Austin, at home.  Mrs. VanTassel and eldest daughter are members of the Union Christian Church.
Source: Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union & Morrow, Ohio; Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1895, pp. 494-495
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