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CAIRNS, Charles Sumner, Minneapolis.  Res 1410 Yale pl, office 701 Loan & Trust bldg.  Lawyer.  Born July 4, 1856 in Duncan Falls O, son of Robert and Mary A (Haynes) Cairns.  Married Nov 30, 1884 to Frances I Shellabarger.  Educated in common schools; graduated from Muskingum college New Concord O 1876; law dept Mich Univ 1882; practiced 1882-83; in Decatur Ill; moved to Minneapolis 1883 and has practiced to date.  Was member of Minn Legislature 1893-95.  Appointed by pres McKinley supervisor of Census 5th congressional dist 1900.  Member American Bar Assn and Commercial Club.
[Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. Publ.  1907 Transcribed by Renae Donaldson]

Gilbert Cass, New York.  Res 48 E 78th st N Y, office 524 Endicott bldg. St Paul and New York.  Architect.  Born Nov 4, 1859 in Zanesville O, son of Gen Samuel Augustus and Elizabeth Fulton (Wheeler) Gilbert.  Educated in public schools in Zanesville and St Paul and graduated from Mass Institute of Technology.  Married Nov 29, 1888 to Julia T Finch Milwaukee Wis.  Began practice of his profession in 1876 in office of A M Radcliffe; with survey party locating H & R F Ry line in Wis; with McKim, Mead & White N Y; traveled in Europe; moved to St Paul 1882 and engaged in business for self 1883 to date.  Member firm of Gilbert & Taylor 1886-91.  His chief work was plans for the new state capitol.  Member Minn Club St Paul; Century and Metropolitan clubs N Y.
[Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. Publ.  1907 Transcribed by N. Overlander]

LINN, Horatio M., editor and publisher; born Chandlersville,   Ohio, May 20, 1866; of Scotch-Irish parentage; educated Muskingum College and Ohio State University; graduated from former with degree of B.P. June, 1893; early business occupation was teaching; later became editor and publisher; resigned principalship of Sandusky, Ohio, High School to become editor of the "Evening Star Journal" of that city in 1900; bought the Cleveland (Tenn.) Journal and Banner in 1903, and has since been editor and publisher of the same; married Louise Ramsdell Jan. 1, 1902; Democrat; member Cleveland Lodge F. and A.M.; member Presbyterian church.
 [Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by K. Mohler]

a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, was born September 5, 1827, and is the eldest son of Aaron and Mahala (Oliver) Mercer, natives of Rockingham and Tiger's Valley, Va., and who are of English origin. The father moved from Virginia in 1815 to Muskingum County, Ohio, and moved to Peru in 1845, and is now a resident of Newton County, Indiana. He was born in 1802, and is still living and enjoying a reasonable share of nature's blessing. The subject was reared in Muskingum and Putnam Counties, Ohio, on a farm, until at the age of twelve he commenced to learn the trade of mill-wrighting, which he completed at eighteen and soon after abandoning it, adopted the occupation of carpentering, at which he worked until 1866. In 1845 he was located in the town of Peru. He was engaged by the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago Railway Company in 1865, to work in their shops, and then went with the Wabash Company, where he worked in the wood department. He married Miss Ann J. Long on March 9, 1886. Miss Long was an accomplished daughter of Mr. John Long, a Cass County pioneer, who resided in the city of Logansport. Mr. and Mrs. Mercer are the parents of five children, Ada J., May, William S., Georgie (girl), and Robert E., deceased. Her death occurred in March, 1886. Our subject is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically clings to the faith of the Republican party. The family are members of the Baptist church, and are regular attendants at public worship.
[History of Miami County, Indiana: From the earliest time to the present ... By Brant & Fuller, Chicago - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Was born in Gallia county, September 3, 1851. He was united in marriage with Maggie J. Stewart, in Gallia county, February 16, 1876. She was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, August 13, 1851. Her parents, George S. and Catherine (Wear) Stewart, settled here in 1853. Mr. Myers' parents are John and Mary (Fralix) Myers. The former came to this county in 1828, the latter in 1833. His father was born in Giles county, Virginia, February 7, 1810; his mother in Pittslvania county, Virginia, June 12, 1810; they were married in Gallipolis June 24, 1833. Mr. E. B. Myers' business is farming. Address, Sand Fork, Gallia county, Ohio.

Is a son of Philip L and Melissa A (Hopkins) Pake, and was born in Zanesville, Muskingum county, Ohio, April 10, 1857. His father died when he was six years of age, leaving his wife and two other boys. James was the oldest, and with the assistance of his mother the family was educated, it requiring the greatest economy and industry. Mr. Pake is a practicing physician, and although a resident of the town but a short time, he has a host of friends and a splendid practice. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Pake, James H. Hopkins, served in the war of 1812, and served to the close of the war. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1790, and moved to Morgan county, Ohio, with his father, George Hopkins, in 1806, where he was married in 1818 to Jane Alderman; from there he moved to Meigs county, in 1839. He had nothing but a team of young oxen to haul all his household goods. He had fifty dollars in cash, with which he purchased a farm of 350 acres. Marietta, sixty-five miles northeast, was the nearest trading point; with the exception of a neighbor one mile away, none were within five miles; he raised a family of sixteen children. All, with one exception, were healthy. The mother of Mr. Pake resides in Meigs county. Mary E. Armstrong, who was born in Pagetown, Meigs county, Ohio, November 20, 1859, was married to James H Pake at Pagetown, November 9, 1879. Her parents are William and Jane (Bowers) Armstrong, who reside in Meigs county. Philip L. Pake, father of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted March 6, 1861, in Company 1, 101st Ohio volunteer Infantry. He served until the battle of the Wilderness, where he was killed. Mr. Pake came to Cheshire in 1882, and he should be addressed at that place. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]

Resides about three miles west of Molson (WA), on Tamarack slope. He is an enterprising man who settled here on October 10, 1900, at the time the reservation opened. He has remained here since and has given himself to the good labor of improving his farm and is one of the substantial men of the community. His place is well supplied with water, fences, good outbuildings, and an eight room residence. In addition to this Mr. Rounds owns a good residence in Meyers Falls, Washington, and some other property. Edwin P. Rounds was born in Monona county, Iowa, on October 3, 1868, the son of Jacob H. and Phoebe (Quigley) Rounds. The father was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, in 1823. Our subject's paternal grandfather owned a vessel which was lost at sea, with the entire crew and cargo. The Rounds family in this country is traced back to two brothers, who landed on Plymouth Rock from the Mayflower, in 1620. The mother of our subject was born in Illinois in 1827, and is now making her home with him. To this worthy couple, nine children have been born, seven of whom are living, as follows, Dennis, Andrew J., Jacob H., John, Mrs. Charity Hutchinson, Mrs. Catherine Dunham, and Edwin P., our subject. The family moved to Osburn county, Kansas, in 1870, then to Sherman county, Nebraska, in 1878, and in 1886, they came to the Colville valley, where the father took a homestead near Meyers Falls. On July 26, 1892, Mr. Rounds married Miss Elizabeth J., daughter of Thomas and Mary (Morris) Weed, natives of New York. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and came with her parents to the Colville valley in 1888. Her father was a harness maker and farmer, and is now living on the homestead near Meyers Falls, which he took when he came here, being a well-to-do citizen. Mr. and Mrs. Weed have eight children: Charles, James, Harvey, Mrs. Rounds, Cooper, Stephen, Raymond, and Burnette. On account of the poor health of his wife, and also his father, our subject and his wife together with his parents made an extended tour of the southwestern part of the United States, and Old Mexico, by wagon, visiting the most noted places in this section of the country, and continuing on the road for several years. The wife was greatly improved in health but the father died at Adam, California, and was buried there by the Masons. Then they turned homeward, arriving in Meyers Falls in 1897. As stated above, in 1900, Mr. Rounds took his present place, and has since been known as one of the progressive and good substantial citizens of Okanogan county. Mr. and Mrs. Rounds have adopted one child, Ethel.
[Source: "An illustrated History of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan, and Chelan Counties in the state of Washington" Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904 - Tr. by Helen Coughlin]

A farmer and stock-raiser in Walnut township, settled in this county in 1839. He was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, February 16, 1818, and was united in marriage with Sally Cook Neal, in Gallia county, April 14, 1842. Nine children are the result of this union: Mary A., born August 19, 1843, lives in Gallia county; James R., July 1, 1846, died October 3, 1851; Sarah E., October 17, 1849, died September 8, 1880; Euphemia, November 28, 1857, lives in Gallia county; John T., April 14, 1854, lives in this county; Charles P., September 16, 1856, lives in this county; Archibald, February 8, 1859, died November 28, 1860; Grace, August 31, 1861, resides in Lawrence county; Joseph, August 2, 1864; at home. Mr. Stewart's wife was born in Monroe county, West Virginia, July 17, 1821. Her parents, Charles and Martha (Arnot) Neal, were among the early settlers, settling here in 1824. They endured many hardships and privations, having to pound and grate their own corn. Mrs. Stewart's father, when he settled here, had but seventy-five cents and a large family. He had his wife worked hard and soon earned enough to buy a small piece of land. Their meat consisted of wild game such as deer, turkey and bear. Her father afterwards prospered enough to buy land for all his children. There were no churches or schools when her father first came, and the first preaching was in his house. The first school was held six years after he came, in a log cabin. Mr. Stewart formerly held the office of trustee for six years. He is now justice of the peace, which office he has held eight years. Address, Waterloo, Lawrence county, Ohio.
[SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]

DANIEL WILKINSON was born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, July 26, 1830. He migrated to this county in the year 1861. His father and mother, John and Hannah (Sharp) Wilkinson, natives of Yorkshire, England, emigrated to this country in 1819 and located in Ohio. Our subject was reared in Zanesville. At sixteen years of age he began to learn the machinists trade, at which he worked in all about seventeen years, when he engaged in saw-milling, following this business for about seven years. In 1868 he opened a planing mill in Peru, and was burned out in 1872, but which was immediately rebuilt. The enterprise was converted into the use of manufacturing doors, sash, blinds, and everything of that order in first-class style, and which gave employment to from ten to twelve workmen. In 1882 Mr. Walter Wilkinson came into the establishment as a partner. Our subject is a member of the F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. fraternities, and in politics is a Republican. [History of Miami County, Indiana: From the earliest time to the present ... By Brant & Fuller, Chicago - Submitted by Barb Zigenmeyer]

Daniel Ziegler was born 1811 in Muskingum Co. Ohio and lived on his father farm. He got a Land Patent in Hardin County Ohio 1838, but very soon sold it. Daniel next got a Land patent in Hocking County Ohio. The 80 acres is at what is now a preserve Crane Hollow preserve. They were farmers the family was raised there, Febuary 12 1863 it was sold to Mr Hood. Mary Ann (Bell) died March 8 1866. In 1868 Daniel bought two lots in Williamsport Pickaway county Ohio. He sold that land in 1871 , He later bought a few miles away in Wayne township consisting of 8 acres. Died May 17 1895 Daniel and his wife spent some time in Ross county and are buried in Austin Strater cemetery in Concord township.
[Submitted by John Ziegler]



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