Hocking County Biographies

NICHOLAS EBERST, head keeper at Gore Furnace, was born near Logan, Ohio, Oct. 22 1843, a son of Gottleib Eberst, of Lancaster, Ohio. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm. He worked at Logan furnace ten years and at Winona Furnace two years, and in 1880 came to his present place of residence. June 22, 1865, he was united in marriage to Catherine Miser. The have had a family of nine children, six of whom are still living, whose names are Kate, George, John, Loretta, Edward and Frank. They belong to the Catholic denomination.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
NATHAN H. ESSEX, deceased, late of Starr Township, was born in Jackson Township, Morgan Co., Ohio, a son of Nathan Essex, a native of Maryland. He was reared on a farm and recieved a common-school education. He was married in January, 1849, to Elizabeth Jane Morris, daughter of John Morris, born in Morgan County, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1829. They have had eleven children, of whom ten are living-Charity A (now Mrs. Rogers), Calvin, E. Almira (now Mrs. Cook), Winfield S., Zelda V. (now Mrs. Wolf), Amne (now Mrs. Wolf), Hannibal H., Sherman S. and Nelson S. Mr. Essex removed to Hocking County in April, 1863, and settled on section three, Starr Township, where he resided and was engaged in farming and clearing his land until his death, March 21, 1873. He was a member of the Christian church at Mt. Zion. Mrs. Essex afterward married P.C. Blackburn, of Athens County.
Source: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago:Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883

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