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DAVID ZOLL, farmer, P. O. Findlay, was born in Bloom Township, Fairfeld Co., Ohio, September 11, 1812. His parents, Jacob and Mary Ann (Alspach) Zoll, were natives of Schuylkill County, Penn., and among the earliest settlers of Fairfield County, Ohio. They started with teams for this county, April 15, 1834, and landed April 22, in Eagle Township, where they settled on a tract of 240 acres of land which Jacob Zoll had entered the year before, and at once began to clear up and improve their land. Jacob Zoll departed this life in July, 1861, and his widow in August, 1880, aged eighty-three years. They were parents of nine children: David, Mrs. Ellen Oman, Mrs. Elizabeth Alspach, John, William, Mrs. Mary Ann Fellers (deceased), Joshua, Josiah and Eli. Our subject came to this county with his parents, and married, March 14, 1839, Sarah Crist. He and his wife settled where they now reside, and here they have a fine farm of eighty acres of well improved land. Their union has been blessed with nine children, four of whom are now living: Mrs. Mary Jane Hartman, Rufus R. of Bluffton, Ohio; Jacob W. and William H. They lost three of their children in one week by diphtheria, in October, 1862. Mr. Zoll is a life-long Democrat; has served as township treasurer for ten years. He and his worthy wife are members of the Lutheran Church. He is one of the honored pioneers of Eagle Township, a valuable citizen, highly respected by the community. [Source: History of Hancock Co, Chicago: Warner Beers & Co., 1886]



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