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Isaiah Seidner
Isaiah Seidner, one of the prominent citizens of Allen Township, was born in Columbiana County (now Mahoning County), Ohio, December 20, 1838. He was the youngest son in a family of eleven children born to Jacob and Elizabeth (Rummel) Seidner, with whom he came to this county in 1856. They located on the farm where Isaiah now resides. There the father and mother spent the rest of their lives, their respective deaths occurring May 18, 1858, and in 1859. Our subject spent his boyhood and youth working on his father's farm. During winter he attended the district school, in which he received a common school education. At the age of twenty-one he took up the vocation of a teacher, and this has been his winter's employment ever since. He is now teaching his twenty-seventh winter term, having missed but one since he began. In this capacity he has had marked success, as is shown by the fact that all of his teaching has been confined to a comparatively few school districts. Though many improvements have been made in the system of education since he entered upon the teachers' career, he has studied privately and thus kept fully abreast of the tide of advancement, and he now ranks among the best teachers in the county. His vacations have been spent chiefly superintending his farm, though he has given some attention to the carpenter's trade. October 21, 1860, he was married to Julia Ann Landis, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Messinger) Landis, both natives of Pennsylvania. She was born in Wayne County, Ohio, August 7, 1838. Their marriage has been blessed by the birth of but one child, Mary A., born February 7, 1862. Mr. Seidner and daughter are members of the M. EA Church. The wife and mother is a member of the Church of God. Politically Mr. Seidner is a Republican. He has a beautiful home and a handsome little farm, fitted up with good fences and buildings, making it a very desirable location. He is an industrious farmer, an energetic and successful teacher, and a worthy and honorable citizen.
[Source: "History of Miami County, Indiana: From the earliest time to the present ..." By Brant & Fuller, Chicago - BZ - Sub by FoFG]


George W Shack
Was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, May 11, 1832. He is a son of John D. and Mary Ann (McGhee) Shack, who settled in this county in 1832. The former was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1807, the latter in Columbiana county, Ohio, in 1809. The first wife of Mr. Shack was Hannah Shivly, to whom the following children were born: Virginia, born February 8, 1857; George E., August 17, 1858; John D., September 23, 1860 - they all reside in Vinton. The second wife of Mr. Shack is Catherine Robinson. She is a daughter of Kinsey and Hannah (March) Robinson. Her father came to this county in 1848, and her mother is deceased. She was born in Columbiana county, May 6, 1835. There is one child by this union: Sarah M., born October 2, 1865. Mr. Shack is engaged in the mill and woolen manufacturing business. His postoffice address is Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]



John Shively
Was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, April 18, 1818. His parents, both of whom are deceased, were John and Hannah (Wallum) Shively. The subject of this sketch was married in Columbiana county, Ohio, November 15, 1838, to Elizabeth Bard, who is also a native of Columbiana county, born March 15, 1821. They have the following children: Henry, born December 28, 1842, resides in section 22 of this township; Jeremiah, August 22, 1845, deceased; George, May 1, 1851, resides in Vinton; Richard Campbell, November 22, 1855, resides in Pickaway county; Mary Elizabeth, June 12, 1858, deceased; Daniel Devore, December 3, 1860, resides in Pickaway county; John J., July 23, 1863, deceased. The parents of Mrs. Shively were Henry and Winford (Hueston) Bard, both deceased. Mr. Shively is a farmer of Huntington township. Address, Vinton Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]



George Sloan
George Sloan was born in Ireland in 1798. Coming to Hanover in 1824, he started in the mercantile business and he also owned the flour mill. The next year he married at Bethesda, Jessie, daughter of Rev. James Robertson, the first pastor of the Hanover Presbyterian church. Soon after his marriage he built the brick house in which they lived all their married life. ["History of Hanover, Columbiana County, Ohio, 1804-1908" (1908) - JH - Sub by FoFG]


Hon. Webster Street
In the last half, century the lawyer has been a pre-eminent factor in all affairs of private concern and national importance. He has been depended upon to conserve the best and permanent interests of the whole people and is a recognized power in all the avenues of life. He stands as the protector of the rights and liberties of his fellow men and is the representative of a profession whose followers, if they would gain honor, fame and success, must be men of merit and ability. Such a one is Judge Street, now chief justice of Arizona.
He was born in Salem, Ohio, June 8, 1846, a son of Samuel and Sarah (Butler) Street, the former also a native of Salem, Ohio, the latter of Philadelphia, Pa. His early ancestors on both sides were of English descent and prominent members of the Society of Friends. His paternal grandfather, John Street, was born near Philadelphia, Pa., and became a pioneer merchant of Salem, Ohio. He married Miss Ann Ogden of New Jersey. The maternal grand-father, Benjamin Butler, was also a native of New Jersey, and an early settler of Salem, Ohio. His wife bore the maiden name of Webster. The Judge's father was a farmer by occupation and always adhered to the Society of Friends. He died in Salem, Ohio, at the age of seventy years. Of his seven children, the Judge is the only one living, and he was fifth in order of birth. His brother, Ogden Street, entered the Union army during the Civil war as captain of Company C, Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out as colonel of his regiment.   He engaged in the manufacture of iron in different parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, and died at Dayton, Ohio. During his boyhood and youth, Judge Street attended the public and high schools of Salem, and completed his literary studies at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  He commenced reading law under the direction of Thomas Kennett, and was admitted to the bar at St. Clairsville, Ohio, in  1871.    For two years he was engaged in practice at Letonia, that state, and then  removed to  Pittsburg,  Pa.,  where he prosecuted his chosen profession until coming to Arizona in November, 1877. He first located at Prescott, but soon afterward removed to Signal, Mohave county, and later spent one year at Tucson.  In 1879 he took up his residence in Tombstone, Cochise county, and while there served as county judge one term.   In January, 1887, he came to Phoenix, where he was first engaged in practice as a member of the firm of Goodrich & Street, and later as a member of the firm of Street & Frazier, which partnership continued until his appointment as chief justice in October, 1897. His district comprises the counties of Maricopa and Yuma. He is winning high commendation by his fair and impartial administration of justice, and is credited with being the most popular official that ever presided over the district.
At Yellow Springs, Ohio, Judge Street married Miss Mary Gilmore, a native of that place and a daughter of William and Mary E. Gilmore. Her father was a merchant of Yellow Springs. Two children were born of this union: Lawrence, now deputy district clerk; and Julia, wife of J. C. Wickham of Philadelphia, Pa. The family is one of prominence in Phoenix.
The Judge was made a Mason at Salem, Ohio, and now holds membership in Arizona Lodge No. 2, and Arizona Chapter, R. A. M. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Maricopa Club. Religiously he is an Episcopalian. In politics he is a stanch Republican, and he has served successively as secretary and chairman of the territorial committee. He is also ex-president of the Territorial Bar Association. His mind is analytical, logical and inductive. With a thorough and more cohesive knowledge of the fundamental principles of law, he combines a familiarity with statutory law and a sober, clear judgment, which makes him not only a formidable adversary in legal combat, but has given him the distinction of being one of the ablest jurists of the territory.  [Portrait and biographical record of Arizona : commemorating the achievements of citizens who have contributed to the progress of Arizona and the development of its resources 1901 Chapman Publishing]

 





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