The Record of Olden Times Biographical Department - Putnam County

Transcribed by Nancy Piper

Joel W. Eames

Page 665 Granville Township

Mr. Eames is a farmer residing on section 35, post office, Granville. He was born in Whitingham, Windham county, Vermont, September 6, 1814, and came west with his mother and sisters in 1839, locating in Granville. In 1873 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffenickle (nee Vanderslice), a native of Pennsylvania. He has four children by a former marriage, Charlie H., George E., Mary E., and Judson T. Mr. Eames and wife are members of the Congregational church. He owns 340 acres of land, all under cultivation, with good improvements.

William Eddy

Page 647 Hennepin Township

Mr. Eddy is one of the very few men who make merchandising a success. He was born in Wilmington, Windham county, Vermont, 1831, came to Hennepin in 1844 as a clerk, and established his present business in 1853. Two years later, in 1855, he married Elizabeth B. Casson, a native of Brownsville, Fayette county, Penn., to whom four children have been given, William E., Mary L., Alice C. and Harry C. Mr. Eddy is a prominent member of the I.O.O.F. of twenty-five years standing, having been initiated the first night of its organization. He has the finest store room in the counties of Marshall or Putnam, and does a heavy trade. He is a progressive citizen and the man to succeed where others fail.

George W. Ellinger

Page 646 Hennepin Township

Mr. Ellinger was born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, in 1839 and came west in 1868, locating in Putnam county. Was married to Anna Mary Rauch in 1868 a native of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. When the call went out for "six hundred thousand more" Mr. Ellinger enlisted in the One hundred and twentieth Pennsylvania nine months men, and served until discharged. Enlisted again in the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania for three months and was mustered out; enlisted in the one hundred day service and served his time, and then enlisted again, and was finally mustered out at the close of the war. Was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he participated in two fights.

Moses A. Elliott

Page 666 Granville Township

Mr. Elliott was born in Hubbardton county, Mass., in 1811, moved with his parents to New Hampshire, and thence to Vermont where he lived until 1834 when he came to Lorrain county, Ohio. He lived there thirty-three years, rearing a large family. He was married Sept. 17, 1853 to Louisa Holton, who became the mother of five children, Joseph B., Alonzo B., Hannah A., Fred G. and John E. In 1867 Mr. Elliott came to Putnam county where he ahs since resided. He owns a very pleasant farm of 240 acres.

J. A. Ellis

Page 656 Magnolia Township

Mr. Ellis is a farmer, residing in Magnolia township. He first gazed upon the wonders of this world in Green county, Ohio, in 1842. They have eight children living, Nancy, Cornelia, Elma, Newton, Robert, Hattie, Sadie and Irene. They have three children dead. Mr. and Mrs. E. are prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

S. T. England (Samuel Thompson England)

Page 661 Magnolia Township

Mr. England is a farmer, living on section 2, in Mount Palatine. He was born in Washington county, Pa., in 1835 and located in Putnam county in 1865. In 1860 he married Miss Therasa Larimer, who was born in Westmoreland county, Pa. They have four children living - Laura, James, Emma and George. The family attend services at the Friends church. Mr. E. is very pleasantly situated, and his farm of one hundred acres is valuable.

Joseph Etscheid

Page 637

This gentleman is a farmer living on section 26, Hennepin township, and was born in Prussia in 1831. He came to this country in 1836. He was married to Catherine Kolf in 1856. She died July 3d, 1866, leaving two children, Margaret and Peter. Afterward he married Mary Apel. He owns 520 acres of land of which 300 are under cultivation. Is a member of the Catholic church, road commissioner, etc. He is one of the most successful farmers in the township and a hard worker.

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