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Historical Atlas
Paulding County, Ohio

Containing Maps of Paulding County, Townships, Towns and Villages,
Compiled by O. Morrow and F. W. Bashore
Maps of the United States and State of Ohio.
Together with a Statement of the Settlement, Growth and Prosperity of the County,
Including a Personal and Family History of Many of its Prominent Citizens.
Madison, Wis.:
The Western Publishing Co.

  Auglaize Twp. -
JOSEPH KEASER is the son of Samuel B. and Sarah (Darling) Keaser, and was born in Penobscot county, Me., May 5, 1845.  His father died Sept. 12, 1850, and the mother, who is still living, resides with her son, the subject of this sketch.  Joseph Keaser was but five years of age at the death of his father, and he then made his home with a cousin, Samuel Keaser by name, who died in the army.  In 1861 he returned to Defiance county and attended the farm for his mother, with whom he lived until his marriage, which occurred Mar. 2, 1876.  His wife was Miss Angeline Struble, the daughter of Rev. George and Lucinda (Lindley) Struble, of Trumbull county, now residing in Henry county.  Five children were born of this union named Oscar D., Lois E., Howard, Permelia and Harrison F.  Mr. Keaser is a republican and has held the position of trustee.  He has eighty acres of fine land, well improved, and raises wheat in large quantities.  He is regarded as one of leading citizens of the township and is generally esteemed.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Benton Twp. -
HENRY KING, a member of one of the prominent pioneer families of Ohio, and one of the old and highly respected citizens of Benton township, was born in Perry county, May 8, 1831.  His parents were Christian and Margaret (Bashore) King, the former a native of Germany, who came to this country with his parents and settled in Pennsylvania.  Subsequently they removed to Perry county, where our subject was raised and given a common education.  He was early employed as a farm hand and purchased forty acres of land, where he lived until 1864, when he came to Paulding and bought his present farm of eighty acres.  His marriage with Miss Margaret, the daughter of William Clum, of Perry county, was consummated in 1855, and of the thirteen children born to them but five are now living:  William A., David L., Jacob A., Mary E., wife of John Barnhill, of Benton township, and Sarah M.  Mr. King, who is a democrat, has filled the office of township trustee for three terms.  He is a member of the Reformed church, in which he has been an elder for ten years.  William King, the eldest son of Henry, was born in Perry county on the 23d of October, 1857.  He has lived in Benton township since childhood, receiving his schooling there.  He chose farming as his occupation and in 1883 commenced work upon his father-in-law's farm.  He then bought his present place of forty acres which he cleared and upon which he erected fine buildings.  His marriage occurred in 1879, at which time Miss Samantha Stabler became his wife.  Their children are: Ephraim H., Addie M., Arvillia C., John M. and William F.  Mr. King, who is a democrat, is one of the progressive men of his township.  He and his wife are members of the Reformed church at Payne.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 40
  Emerald Twp. -
IRA E. KINTNER, a leading farmer of this county, was born in Defiance county, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Eliza (Barrick) Kintner, of German extraction.  He was one of ten children born to these parents, named Alice, wife of Frank Traxler; Elnora, wife of Oliver Williams; Ira, Frank, Daniel, Jerome, Ezra, Charley, Arabella and Rose.  On reaching his majority, Ira E. Kintner engaged in farm labor for Jacob Brown, of Williams county.  At the age of twenty-three, in September, 1885, Miss Florence, the daughter of George and Anna (Moody) Thompson, became his wife, and the children born of this union are Ora B., Florence and Bertha.  After his marriage, Mr. Kintner farmed in Defiance county for two years and then purchased in Emerald township the farm upon which he now lives, it consisting of eighty acres of well improved land.  The family are communicants of the German Baptist church, and Mr. Kintner is a republican and a representative citizen of the township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 59
  Auglaize Twp. -
JOHN G. KLEIN. who is one of the best farmers in Paulding county, located in Auglaize township in 1879, and is one of its enterprising farmers.  He was born in Germany, June 27, 1829, the son of Jacob and Barbara (Boeienar) Klein.  In company with his wife, Catherine (Klotz) Klein the subject of this notice came to America in 1850 and located in Ohio.  He was married in his native land in August, 1850, and became the father of Charles, John, Jacob, Sophia, the wife of John Stroser; Mary, Emma and Christina, deceased.  Mrs. Klein died Oct. 14, 1870, and Mr. Klein married Mrs. Anna M. Holly, the widow of William Holly, one year later.  Mary the wife of B. English; Peter, Elizabeth, now Mrs. H. Bonton; Emma (deceased), Anna, John and Teressa, wife of H. Nabeau, are the offspring of this union.  Mr. Klein has been prosperous in his calling and now owns 220 acres of very fine land on the Auglaize river, which is well improved.  Mr. Klein is a member of the Lutheran church and his wife belongs to the Catholic denomination.  The former is a democrat and one of the enterprising citizens of the county.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Auglaize Twp. -
MRS. ANNA M. (HOOFMAN) KLEIN, wife of J. G. Klein, was born in Germany, where she grew to womanhood and there married, in 1852, William Holly, who was an honest, hard-working man.  Mrs. Klein, with husband and two children, Mary and Peter, started for America, May 1, 1857, and were ont he ocean fifty-four days.  They located at Mansfield, Ohio, where Mr. Holly carried the hod for one dollar per day.  While living here two daughters were born, viz.:  Elizabeth and Emma.  Early in 1860, they moved to Williams county, Ohio, near Lockport, where Mr. Holly worked at anything he could find to do until he purchased a home of his own, near Evansport; while living here six children were born, viz.: Annie, twins (still born), John, William and Tracy.  Mr. Holly's health failed him, and Mrs. Holly worked out as a farm hand in the wheat field, making hay, cutting corn, and digging potatoes.  Mr. Holly died Mar. 20, 1868, after an illness of five years.  Sept. 14, 1871, Mrs. Holly married John G. Klein, since which time she has exchanged her home for land near Junction, Ohio, where she now lives and is highly esteemed where known.  By her second marriage one son, Joseph, was born Sept. 8, 1872, and is now at home working the farm.  Mrs. Klein is the mother of five sons and five daughters, and has ten grandchildren, and enjoys a good home which she has made.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38





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