Hocking County Biographies

PARLEY PHELPS, of Oreville, Falls-Gore, was born near Crossenville, Perry Co., Ohio, June 7, 1843, a son of Renodyne Phelps,also a native of Perry County. Our subject's Grandfather Phelps was a very early settler in Perry County, where Renodyne was born in 1807. Mr. Phelps served as a soldier in the late war in Company D, Thirty-first Ohio Infantry, and participated in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Pittsburg Landing, Perry ville, Ky., Hoover's Gap, Tenn., and Mineral Springs, Ky. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, where he was kept nine days on the battle-field, then paroled. He came to Camp Chase, and was exchanged the following May. After the war he prepared himself for a teacher, and taught sixteen months, when, in 1870, he engaged in the mercantile business in Old Gore; removed the store to New Gore in 1871, and to Oreville in 1872,where he has since resided, and carries on a good business. He was married Dec. 14, 1871, to Margaret T., daughter of John Nutter, of Green Township. They have four children---Cora E., Hester C., Maud M. and Samuel N .
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
WILLIAM EDGAR PLEUKHARPE, Assistant Secretary of the Motherwell Iron and Steel Works, was born in Falls Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, Dec. 25, 1854, a son of Daniel and Hannah A. (North) Pleukharpe. When he was sixteen years of age his parents moved to Logan. He attended the common schools till eighteen years of age, when he took a commercial course in the Zanesville Business College, graduating in 1873. In 1874 he was employed as clerk in the grocery store of H. C. Smith, remaining with him till 1877. He was then employed as weighmaster and bookkeeper for Culver & Stalter, dealers in lime and limestone, till 1879. In the fall of the latter year he was employed as manager and bookkeeper in the store of the Winona Iron Company, remaining there till December, 1881. He then went to Columbus and engaged in the grocery business till January, 1883, when he sold out and accepted his present position. Nov. 15, 1882, Mr. Pleukharpe married Margaret Boies, of Perry County, Ohio. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of Logan.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

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