Hocking County Biographies

JUDGE THOMAS W FICKEL, a native of Hocking County OH, was born January 31, 1847, being a son of William and Mary (Pullen) Fickel. When about twenty-two years old, he married and moved to Adair County {Mo}, his parents coming here at the same time. They purchased the farm where Judge Fickel still lives. It consists of 160 acres, four miles south of Kirksville. They have a well improved farm and a beautiful home. In 1909 he moved to Kirksville to send one of his sons to school, leaving the farm in charge of his son Leo Fickel. In July 1909 he was appointed County Judge of the First District, on the resignation of Judge Z.T. Hagans. Mr. Fickel is a Republican in politics. He was married December 10, 1878, to Jennie Henry, daughter of Howard and Evaline Henry. They have five children: Charles E, born October 23, 1879, married and lives in New York; Leo P, March 7, 1881; Frank H, August 16, 1882, died August 15, 1890; Mary E, January 20, 1890, died September 04, 1890; Roy E, October 11, 1893. Mr. Fickel was first married before coming to Ohio, to Adeline Webb, April 28, 1868. She died April 08, 1872. They had two children: William W, died April 1875, when about five years old; John W, now about forty years old, is married and lives at Memphis, Missouri.
A History of Adair County Missouri by E.M. Violette (1911)
ISAIAH FRASURE, farmer and wool-grower, eldest son of George and Mary (Ruble) Erasure, was born in Auburn Township, Fair- field Co., Ohio, Aug. 9, 1829. In 1831 his parents removed to Falls Township, Hocking County, and afterward removed to Marion Township, where he lived until manhood. In 1877 he purchased the farm where he now resides in Marion Township, and has been extensively engaged in wool-growing and farming, making fine stock sheep a specialty. He is a member of Hocking Valley Lodge, No. 191, I. O. O. F., Logan, Ohio, and has filled all the chairs in the lodge. He is also a member of the Encampment, No. 262, Logan, and has filled all the chairs in that body. Oct. 22, 1849, he married Mary, daughter of John G. and Rebecca (Howser) Blosser, of Hocking County. His wife died Jan. 17, 1882, aged fifty-two years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Oct. 14, 1882, he married Lydia, daughter of Thomas J. and Christina (Friesner) Durr. Mr. Frasure is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife is a member of the Dunk- ard church.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
JACOB FRIEND was born in South Perry, Hocking County Ohio, Jan. 15, 1848, a son of Orrin Friend. His grandfather, William Friend, was a native of Brownsville, Pa., and came to Ohio in 1804,four years later locating in Perry Township. Our subject was reared in South Perry, spending his youth in attending school and assisting his father in the tannery. When he was twenty years of age he gave his father $50 of his next year's earnings for his time and went to work on a farm by the month. Oct. 8, 1871, he married Nancy E. Wilkins, a daughter of John Wilkins, of Warren County, Va. At the time of his marriage he was obliged to borrow $15 to defray expenses. In 1877 he came to Laurelville and bought a house and lot on time, not having the money to pay for it. His property is now worth $3,000, and his prospects for a prosperous future are as bright as any young man's in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Friend have four children---B. W., Sarah C., Anna M. and Edward W.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
WILLIAM E. FRIESNER, school-teacher, third son of Simeon and Elizabeth A. (Zeller) Friesner, was born in Falls Township, Hocking County, Aug. 19, 1860, and lived with his parents until manhood, working on the farm. He received a common-school education and attended select school three terms. Since the age of  nineteen years he has been teaching school. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
SIMEON FRIESNER, deceased, farmer,son of Frederick and Leah (Fought) Friesner, was born in Perry County, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1823, and lived with his parents until manhood. He taught school a number of terms before he was twenty-one years of age. At the age of twenty-one years he purchased the farm near Enterprise, where his family resides and where he lived until his death. Sept.16,1847, he married Elizabeth A., daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Goss) Zeller. They had eight children, only three now living-Henry F., of Van Wert County, Ohio; Mary E., wife of Joseph Klinger, of Paulding County, Ohio; William E. at home. Lydia C., wife of William Knight, of Hocking County, died Feb. 13, 1873, age twenty-five years; Jacob F., July 4,1880, aged thirty years; Almeda J., Oct. 9, 1864:, aged six years; Simeon E., Sept. 17,186-1, aged one year; John W., Oct. 8, 1882, aged eighteen years. Mrs. Friesner died Feb. 5, 1865, aged thirty-seven years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, May 8, 1865, Mr. Friesner married Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Goss) Zeller. They had one son-Simeon L. Mr. Friesner died March 22, 1861. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His widow and family now reside on the farm. :Mrs. Friesner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

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