Hocking County Biographies

ISAAC MATHIAS, breeder and dealer in short horn cattle and chester white hogs, Enterprise, Hocking Co., Ohio, eldest son of Abraham and Christina (Zeller) Mathias, was born in Falls Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, Jan. 25, 1827. He lived with his parents till manhood, receiving a common-school education. At the age of twenty-two years he purchased the farm first settled and cleared by his grandfather, Jacob Zeller, who settled on the land in 1805. On this farm is an apple-tree of the Penick variety transplanted in 1808, which measures ten feet in circumference five feet from the ground; a pear-tree planted at the same time now measures six feet seven inches in circumference five from ground. These trees are regular bearers of fine fruit at the present time. In April, 1850, Mr. Mathias removed to the farm where he now resides. He also owns other lands in this township. In April, 1850, he married Margaret A., daughter of John and Mary (Havener) Lanham, of Falls Township. They have five children - Lewis A., a physician; William P., a school teacher and member of the Board of County School Examiners; Sarah E., Joel B. and Edward S. at home. Mary E. died at the age of twenty-six years; Amos L., in his second year, and a son and daughter died in infancy. Mrs. Mathias died Jan. 6, 1878, in her fiftieth year. She was a member of the United Brethren church. April 27, 1882, he married Mrs. Martha Amerine, widow of Joseph Amerine and daughter of Jacob and Martha (Kelley) Reddick, of Washington Township. Mr. and Mrs. Mathias are members of the United Brethren church.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
ZARA McDANIELwas born in Harrison County, Va., Nov. 14, 1822, and when six years of age came with his parents to Hocking County, locating four miles from Logan. In 1838 he went into Falls Mills to learn the trade; served an apprenticeship, and re- mained there till 1857. He then went into the steam mill at Lo- gan and worked there eleven years, when he came to Laurelville and rented the flouring mill for five years. He then bought the mill and now has a capacity of grinding 100 barrels of flour per day. He was married March 19, 1844, to Malinda Tatman, a native of Ohio. She died Dec. 5, 1881. May 25, 1882, he married M. Williamson, a native of Hocking County. Mr. McDaniel is a member of the Masonic and I. O. O. F. fraternities. He and his wife are members of the Methodist church.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

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