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A native of Pennsylvania, son of Conrad Agler, settled in this county December 15, 1879, which is also the date of his marriage to Rebecca Hanover, born in Delaware county, Ohio, December 13, 1846, and daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann (Tucker) Hanover; her father is deceased; her mother lives in this county. Gashim was in the war of 1861, enlisted in 1863, in the 36th Ohio, and was discharged in 1865. The following are some of the engagements in which he took part: Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, and Cedar Creek. Mrs. Agler’s mother has been twice married; her second husband was John Burkhart. Mr. Agler is a farmer, and his address is Dupont, Putnam county, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

A native of Blackleyville, Wayne County, Ohio, was born April 29, 1837. His father, William B. Anderson, was born April 3, 1812; his mother, Jane (King) Anderson, was born December 22, 1813, died April 22, 1865. Cyrus B. was married in Wayne county, November 17, 1858, to Margaret Barkley, whose birth was in Ashland county, September 3, 1839. Their children are: Harvey A., born July 4, 1859; Francis Eugene, December 21, 1860; William A., November 8, 1865; Martin E., January 3, 1869; Henry Harrison, May 7, 1874; James Curtis, November 4, 1879. Mr. Anderson is of Irish descent on his father’s side. He commenced teaching school in Wayne county, and has followed that business for twenty years in the counties of Wayne, Ashland, Williams, Paulding and Defiance; his is now a farmer; is a member of the Christian Church, and also three of his sons. He was in the war of 1861; enlisted in Company I, 16th Ohio, October 7, 1861, and discharged with the regiment at Columbus, October 31, 1864; re-enlisted in the 39th Ohio at Mansfield, April 4, 1865; was wrecked on steamship "Ashland" off Oregon Inlet, North Caroline, April 22, 1865; was rescued by fishermen and taken to Roanoke Island. His brother, F. M. Anderson, was in the same company and regiment for three years; both passed through the war without receiving a wound; never was in the hospital, and never missed a march or battle. He is now a farmer and teacher. Address, Defiance, Defiance county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

FRANK A. BLOCK is one of the men who have taken hold with their hands to make the reservation country, which they opened in the fall of 1900, to blossom as the rose, and become one of the most fruitful sections of Washington. His labors in this line have met with good success, and his farm place, which lies three miles southwest from Molson, shows evidence of thrift, industry, and prosperity. Frank A. Block was born in Defiance county, Ohio, on August 27, 1864, the son of George H. and Mary (Forest) Block, natives also of the Buckeye state. The father served three months in the Civil War, being then discharged on account of disability, which resulted in his death in 1868. The mother's father, Jonathan Forest, was a brother of General Nathan B. Forest. Our subject was one of three children, himself the oldest; William B., an electrician in Spokane; Georgiana, wife of Charles F. Speith, who owns the farm adjoining our subject's. Frank A. was educated in the public schools, after which he commenced working in a store, and followed this occupation until 1890, when he came west to Nebraska. On November 28, 1889, he married Miss Edith, daughter of David and Louisa (Person) Thompson, natives of Ohio. Mrs. Block was born in Paulding county, Ohio, on February 6, 1867. Her father was born in Cincinnati, and died August 10, 1893. The mother had previously died in 1877. To this worthy couple, eight children have been born, Mrs. Anna Hanenkratt, Stephen S., Ezra R., Ella, Mrs. Block, Charles S., Amos and Clarence. In February, 1890, Mr. Block and his wife came to Stratton, Nebraska, and there farmed until 1894. In that year they traveled by wagon to Alberta, Canada, and after one year returned, locating at Phillipsburg, Montana. Later they went to Idaho, and then to Oregon, and finally returned to Montana. It was in the spring of 1900, that Mr. Block came to Republic, and in the fall of that year, he located his present place. The farm is a good one, all fenced, and about one half in cultivation. He has a house, barn, young orchard, and plenty of water, and also owns some stock. Mr. and Mrs. Block have three children, Forest H., born April 12, 1891; Floyd, born July 13, 1892; Gladis E., born April 2, 1901. [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]

Is engaged in mercantile business at Chainge Bridge on the Miami Canal. He was born in Springdale, Hamilton conty, Ohio, July 30, 1848, removing to this county in 1871. He was married in Auglaize county, Ohio, February 9, 1869, to Malinda Sillin, daughter of John P. and Hannah (Patterson) Sillin, both of whom died in Auglaize county, Ohio. They have one child, John. Mr. Boyd’s parents are Nelson and Martha Jane (Mitchell) Boyd, the former of whom is deceased. Mr. Boyd has been Justice of the Peace of Brown township for three years. His father served in the war of the Rebellion, joining the 71st Ohio, and re-enlisted in the 132d Ohio, serving until the close of the war. Mr. Boyd is also engaged in the timber trade at Canal Port, or what is known as the Chain Bridge on the Miami Canal. He is also proprietor of the Central Hotel at Defiance, Defiance county, Ohio. He may be addressed at Charloe or Defiance.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

The first-born of Eli and Mary A. (Clark) Budd, was born in Delaware county, Ohio, March 4, 1842. His father was also born in the same county, August 19, 1820; and his mother, in Lucerne county, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1821. They wee married in central Ohio, on the 30th of March 1841, and came into Paulding county in 1850, whee his father died July 6, 1867. His mother still resides upon the farm which was settled by the family. His brothers and sisters are: Mary C., born December 21, 1843; married to Captain Joseph Ice in the Fall of 1863, and died April 12, 1864; Remembrance L., born in Columbus, Ohio, February 13, 1846, married to J. C. Randolph in 1867; John C., born January 27, 1848, married to Mrs. Amelia (Kahlo) Hollingshead in 1879; Lucretia Ella, born November 4, 1853, married to Henry Varner, September 6, 1870; James E., born February 17, 1856, and Judge W., born July 22, 1860. Mr. Budd served for a time in the army of the Potomac as Orderly Sergeant of Company H, 132d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He has long been identified with the schools of the county, and as a teacher has been eminently successful. He has one daughter, Rose Budd, born July, 1863.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Was born in Lenawee county, Michigan, October 2, 1836; is a son of Jarred Coplin, who died December 24, 1860, and Parney (Blake) Coplin, whose death occurred February 16, 1879. His wife, Rachael L. Martin was born in Erie County, Ohio, July 29, 1834, and is the daughter of Richard Martin, died September 17, 1880, and Sally L. (Tuller) Martin, who died July 27, 1868. Mrs. Coplin’s first child, Kate E., was born June 26, 1859, married to Coleman Hatcher, December 2, 1881; Richard J., January 21, 1861; Alanson B., born August 12, 1863, died February 26, 1881; James, Jr., January 20, 1868; Martha L., May 4, 1870, died September 1, 1877; George Q., July 10, 1872; Frank W., June 16, 1877. Mr. Coplin has filled the offices of Trustee and Assessor, and is at this time Justice of the Peace. He had three brothers in the late war of the Rebellion; Alanson served as Chaplain in a Michigan regiment; William as private in a Michigan regiment; both received an honorable discharge and returned. Jarred W., another brother, was in a Michigan cavalry; was killed in a skirmish before Richmond, Virginia in 1863. Mrs. Coplin’s brother, Richard Martin, was also in the army, in the 123d Ohio, and was killed at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, May, 1863. Mr. Coplin is a farmer in Harrison township. Postoffice address, Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Henry J. Clay and Eliza Shoop were united in marriage in Vermillion township, Erie county, Ohio, May 18,m 1861. Henry J. is a son of John T. Clay, who was born in New York, August 15, 1801, died in Ohio, February 8, 1853; and Betsy E. (Shupe) Clay, born in Ohio, October 10, 1811, died at Easton, Michigan, March 22, 1878. Henry J., was born at North Amherst, Lorain county, April 22, 1834; Eliza Shoop was born in Erie county, October 15, 1843; she is a daughter of Adam, born in Alegheny county, Pennsylvania, whose death occurred in October, 1865; and Margaret (Minster) Shoop, who died July, 1851. The family consists of: George, born December 2, 1862, died October 23, 1865; Mary S. (Wilkins), February 19, 1864; Ellen V., September 6, 1865; Jennie E., January 16, 1874, died April 29, 1876; Bertha B., October 30, 1880. Mr. Clay has held the office of Township Trustee four terms, Supervisor and School Director four terms. He had two brothers in the war of 1861: Christopher R. and Wilson S. Clay; the latter received a wound; both were honorably discharged at the close of the war. His mother was the first female child born in Lorain county. Mr. Clay has a very nice farm on the north bank of the Maumee river, two and a half miles nothwest of Antwerp; the farm contains 111 acres, mostly under improvement, with a fine frame barn and other buildings. Business, farmer and stockraiser. Address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Born in Crawford county, Ohio, September 14, 1845, settled in Paulding county in 1853, with his parents, William T. and Mary (Yeagly) French. He was married in Paulding, Ohio, March 30, 1867, to Lottie B. Harbaugh, who was born in Richland county, December 12, 1847. Her parents, Frederick C. and Margaret (Aston) Harbaugh, settled in this county in 1866. Mr. French’s children are: Frederick William, born November 20, 1867; Minnie K., September 10, 1869, died February 14, 1870; Ethel, January 3, 1877. Mr. French was in the 10oth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; enlisted July 30, 1863, and discharged July 31, 1865; was engaged in the battles of Buzzard’s Roost, Resaca, Knoxville, Franklin, and Nashville. He is now proprietor of a hotel in Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Was one of the pioneers of this county, having settled in Brown township in 1853; at that time there was no road from his place in Charloe, and he had to carry his grain on his back to mill. He was married in Illinois, December 19, 1837, to Eunice M. Ashley, daughter of Isaac and Eunice (Levette) Ashley. She was born in Genesee county, New York, March 9, 1817; her father died in Illinois; her mother died in Cuyahoga county, Ohio. Mr. Fuller was born in Whitehall, Vermont, November 18, 1812. Their family consists of: Willis, born March 31, 1839; Martha A., October 15, 1840, died April 20, 1841; Isaac A., July 9, 1842, died July 10, 1844; Albert, September 10, 1844; Happalonia, August 3, 1847; Ellen Ada and Ellen Adell, twins, September 27, 1851; Ellen Ada died October 17, 1851, and Ellen Adell died October 29, 1851. Mr. Fuller’s parents were Jacob and Lucy (Evans) Fuller; both are deceased. His sons Willis and Albert were in the war of 1861. Willis lost an arm, July 22, 1864, in front of Atlanta; they both remained in service until the close of the war. His father was a teamster in the war of 1812, and his grandfather was in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Fuller is a farmer. Address, Oakwood, Paulding county, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

John P. Harger and Ellen A. Murphy were united in marriage January 23, 1878. They were born in this county May 31, 1854, and June 10, 1860, respectively. Their children are Edna L., born March 23, 1879, and Sarah Ann, June 7, 1880. Samuel and Elizabeth (Wickerham) Harger are the parents of John P., and George and Sarah (Kent) Murphy are the parents of Ellen A. George Murphy died in the military service. Mr. Harger’s first marriage took place December 30, 1872, with Sarah Long, daughter of Peter and Sarah (Kemp) Long; from this union one child was born, Hiram W., born November 7, 1873. Business, farming. Address, Junction, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Those who have known the vicinity of Chanute for the past twenty years also know the subject of this personal sketch, Fred Hetrick, for a score and two years ago he came to Neosho county and purchased a tract of land along the Neosho river upon which he has since resided. He was just a plain settler then and he is just a plain farmer in semi-retirement now but his pathway in Kansas has been strewn with as many thorns as roses and if, when just past the meridian of life, his lucky star has ascended suddenly to the zenith, fate has willed it, and nature's wealth is turned to his account with a lavish hand.
The Hetricks of this strain are of Pennsylvania stock. John Hetrick, the father of our subject, was born in the Keystone state in 1818, came to Paulding county, Ohio, in early manhood and was married and, in 1859, moved west to Warren county, Indiana, where he died in 1895. Reading, Pennsylvania, was his native place and he was orphaned in childhood and it is not certain as to who was responsible for his youthful training. His education was neglected and he passed through life a toiler at day labor. He was a teamster while performing his part in the daily whirl in his native place and was then, and afterward, in most humble circumstances. He was married in Wayne county, Ohio, to Susan Shawver, a daughter of John Shawver. His wife died in 1879 being the mother of the following children. David, of Paulding county, Ohio; Margaret, wife of Christopher Doremus, of Strongsburg, Nebraska; Henry, who died of wounds received in the battle of Lookout Mountain; Fred, our subject; Andrew, who served four years and three months in the civil war and resides in Warren county, Indiana; Maria, wife of W. T. Clark, of Chanute, Kansas; Mary, who is now Mrs. James Baker, of Benton county, Arkansas; Melissa, who married Fred Allenduff, of Wayne county, Indiana; Ellis, of Danville, Illinois, and John, Charles and James, all of the home county in Indiana.
Circumstances were such in the Hetrick home that our subject acquired no education at all. He left home at the age of fourteen years without being able to read and his time was so fully occupied with the labor of sustaining himself and there was so little encouragement from his associates to prompt him to apply himself in the direction of an education that it was then, and ever afterward wholly neglected. He was a farm hand in Pulaski county, Indiana, for a time and he worked by the month in Warren county for three years and in this manner acquired what is termed his "start" in life. In March, 1872, he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Kiefer, a daughter of Thomas Kiefer who, with his wife, came from Germany to Warren county, Indiana, where Mr. Kiefer died. The Kiefer children were, Mrs. Hetrick, born in July, 1856; Mary, Matthis, John and Frank, all of Warren county. A son William, is deceased.
Fred Hetrick left Indiana in the early autumn of 1880 and made his way to Kansas. He selected the valley of the Neosho as his stopping place and the farm he chose was scarce more than a "claim," so little had it been improved. The work of home development began at once and the growing of grain engaged in. He paid thirteen dollars per acre for his fractional quarter of a section, advanced less than half of the purchase price and gave a mortgage for the balance. He prospered till 1885 when the great flood of that year damaged him to the extent of $5,000. In the fall of 1886 he lost his house and contents by fire and these two misfortunes and the $1800 mortgage bearing down upon his farm mark the gloomiest stage of his experience in Neosho county. The years 1889, 1891, and 1895 witnessed other floods of more or less disastrous dimensions and in 1899 he was again badly damaged by water. All other years produced abundantly, including the year 1901 when he raised five thousand bushels of wheat.
In 1900 the era of mineral development about Chanute began when the city drilled for gas on the farm of our subject. Oil instead of gas was found and the well was thought to be of no value and was destroyed. The following year I. N. Knapp of Omaha became interested in the field as a prospector for oil and the west half of the Hetrick farm was the scene of his first operations. Twelve good oil wells are now in operation with a capacity sufficient to make the royalty of ten per cent yield a handsome monthly income to Mr. Hetrick. Indications from developments so far conducted are that the Hetrick farm is in the center of the Chanute lake of oil and it is certainly the most valuable tract yet prospected. Our subject has four hundred and twenty-six acres on the Neosho, proven territory, and a body of land near St. Paul, Neosho county, which may yet be found to be in the petroleum belt.  Mr. and Mrs. Hetrick's family consists of one child, only; Mary, wife of Spencer Smith, of Neosho county, whose only child is a daughter, Hazel. In his political affiliations Mr. Hetrick is a Democrat. In this regard he has inherited the political traditions of his ancestor. John Hetrick, whose political action, as well as that of his son, Fred, is summed up in casting his ballot and in representing his party in local conventions.  . [Source: History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, Kansas, Pub. by L. Wallace Duncan, Fort Scott, Kansas, Monitor Printing Co., 1902; tr. by VB]

Born in England, County of East Kent, Key Street, near Sittingbourn, November 14, 1821; is the son of James and Mary (Swan) Hutchins, who both died in England. He migrated from England to Cuyahoga county in 1851, then to Paulding county, Ohio, in 1853, where he was married, December 10, 1853, by Esquire Towsley, to Sarah Chester, who was born in Creaton, Northamptonshire, England, March 8, 1814. Her father and mother, William and Anna (Martin) Chester, died in England. They adopted their nephew, Albert Hutchins, at the age of fourteen years, born October 6, 1859, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Sperdle) Hutchins, both natives of England. He is now married to Jemima Wilson, daughter of William and Mary (Bates) Wilson. Mr. Hutchins is a farmer in Crane Township. Address, Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Settled in this country in 1875; was born in Germany, October 1, 1843. His father, Conrad Inselmann, born in 1799, died in January, 1875; his mother, Elizabeth (Hines) Inselmann, died in 1849. February 4, 1877, he was married to Clara Pracht, who was born in 1860, and died November 16, 1877. Her parents were Lewis and Wilamine (Sharkow) Pracht; they settled here in 1855. Mr. Inselmann is a farmer and stock raiser. Address, Junction, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Is a carpenter and farmer in Auglaize township, where he settled in 1876, is the son of Gershom and Hannah (Johnson) Lacy, and was born in New York, August 2, 1828. His wife, Clarissa F. Richards, was born in Medina county, March 25, 1833, and they were married in Fulton county, September 9, 1855, and have four children: Franklin V., born June 17, 1857; Edgar P., August 13, 1859; Ammi R., March 20, 1862; Charlotte A., June 27, 1868. Mr. Lacy was a participant in the late war, a member of Company G, 60th Sharp Shooters; was discharged on account of disability, after serving thirteen months. Mrs. Lacy’s brothers, Henry and Frank Richards, were also in the service. They were sons of Ammi and Percia (Pease) Richards. Mrs. Lacy is engaged in hotel keeping at the Junction of the canal in Paulding county. Address, Junction, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Son of Abijah and Betsy A. Mann, was born in Delaware county, October 15, 1849. He is a descendant of J. Q. Adams on his mother’s side, and, of Horace Mann on his fathers. He located in this county in 1877; was married October 10, 1878 to Alice McMillan, a native of Allen county, Ohio, born November 17, 1856; she is a daughter of James J. and Harriet (Gilliland) McMillan. S. J. Mann, brother of M. D., enlisted in 1862, in the 45th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and followed John Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio; was present at his capture at New Lisbon, Columbiana county. Mr. Mann graduated at Ann Arbor, in 1877; has been Prosecuting Attorney of Paulding county, elected in 1878, and again in 1880; is at this date practicing law at Paulding.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Farmer and Superintendent of Poor, has been a resident of Washington township since 1878; is a native of Allen county, born March 10, 1841; his wife, Martha J. Ferguson, was born in the same county, September 18, 1848, and their marriage took place in Lafayette, December 31, 1863. Their offspring number five: Charles E., born February 17, 1865; James A., October 29, 1866; William D., November 10, 1868; Samuel Emmet, October 1, 1871; Bertie Eugene, October 4, 1877, died July 24, 1878. Moses and Mary S. (Watt) McClure are the parents of James, settlers of this county in 1880. Mrs. McClure’s parents are Elijah and Rosanna (Kramer) Ferguson. Moses McClure was one of the first settlers of Allen county, settling among the Indians in 1825, when there were no roads or villages, and living the life of a pioneer and hunter; hauled their provisions from Champagne county with ox teams. James McClure was a member of the 20th Ohio, three months’ service, enlisted in 1861; re-enlisted in the 4th Ohio for three years, or during the war. He had four brothers in the service; one held rank of Second Lieutenant; one was wounded. Address, Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Was born a slave in Shelby county, Kentucky August 10, 1813. He is a farmer and sstockholder in the Toledo, Delphos and Burlington Railroad, and settled in this township in September, 1862. He was thirty-one years of age when he left Kentucky, went directly to Illinois, where he remained about six weeks, when he went to Canada; paid a man sixty dollars to ferry him across the Ohio river. His wife, Cynthia Ann, was a slave girl owned by John L. Clark; she died two years after he left; she had five children. He returned after the war and saw his old master, and brought away three of his children, all of whom except Caroline, deceased, reside in Washington township. His children are: Lewis L., born May 30, 1842; Mary J., December 28, 1843; Charles C., August 18, 1846; Caroline E., April 12, 1849, deceased; George W. L., September 15, 1851. His parents were Robert Ferris, a native of Kentucky, and Lucinda Wade; both died in Kentucky. His present wife, Rachel White, is also a native of Shelby county, Kentucky, born March 15, 1806; they were married in Warren county, Ohio, January 15, 1859. She is a daughter of Lewis and Patsy (Huff) White, both slaves; the mother died in Missouri. Mr. Moxley has been one of the Directors of the Agricultural Society in Washington township. He now owns a farm of one hundred acres, of which eighty acres are cleared and under-drained. He had no opportunity for an education, but is doing all he can for his children. Address, Timberville, Paulding county, Ohio. [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, October 21, 1813, came to Defiance September 17, 1838, when the county was a wilderness. Was agent for the American Fur Company, bought most of the furs from the Indians and shipped direct to London, England. Was also agent for the American Land Company to superintend the laying out of Bryan, Williams county. Served as Recorder of Williams county; first Sheriff of Defiance county. Was elected to State Legislature from the district comprising Williams, Defiance and Paulding counties, served two years; was there when the war broke out; was Probate Judge of Paulding county three years; was Commissioner of Williams county, and Collector of leases of Miami & Erie canal twelve years. Mr. Noble was married to Ann Marie Brubecher, in Defiance, February 22, 1842. His wife was born in Clark county, Ohio, April 16, 1822. Their children are: Henry Duval, born July 19, 1844, died April 4, 1851; Ann Eliza, September 15, 1846; Charles Horace, August 20,1860; Helen L., March 1, 1863. Mr. Noble’s parents are David Noble and Rachel (Turrell) Noble; his wife’s parents are Benjamin Brubecher and Eliza (Rosegrant) Brubecher. Mr. Noble settled in Paulding county in 1858, and is at present engaged at farming. When Mr. Noble was married in Defiance, Defiance county, it was then the county seat of Williams county. Mr. Noble may be addressed at Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Franklin Scanlon settled in this county in 1852. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, January 1, 1821, and married in that city in April, 1843, to Margaret Davis, who was born in Sligo, Ireland, April 15, 1829. Their children are: James L., born June 12, 1850, resides in Larue, Ohio; Mary E., November 17, 1855, resides in Cincinnati, Ohio; Kittie U., March 5, 1857, resides in Larue, Ohio; Franklin B., August 13, 1859; Maggie E., November 13, 1862, resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Carrie E., January 18, 1865; John H., February 24, 1869; his son, James, served in the late war. His daughter, Kittie U., is at present teaching school in Benton township, Paulding county. Mr. Scanlon is a mechanic and resides in Montgomery, Marion county, Ohio. Address, Larue, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; pg 238; sub by FoFG]

A resident of Antwerp, was born in Paulding county, July 10, 1839; is a son of Wilson H. and Anna (Murphy) Snook; was married June 28, 1873, in Antwerp, Ohio to Marinda Evins, born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, May 16, 1841. Her parents are J. T. and Jennie (Nelson) Evins. The children of Byron and Marinda are: Stewart Angus, born December 13, 1874; Maud M., January 13, 1876; Frank, January 31, 1878; Ora V., March 25, 1881; all reside at home. Mr. Snook has held the office of Assessor and other minor offices. He was one of the pioneers of the county, where he has always lived, and is connected with one of the oldest families in it. He is one of the proprietors of the Antwerp Mills, and is a very successful business man. Post office address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Was one of the first settlers of Emerald Township; came to this county in 1840; was born in Ireland, May 4, 1820, and emigrated to the province of lower Canada with his prents in 1837. His father, John Tate, died in 1843, aged sixty-seven years. his moher Jane (Lowry) Tate, died December 1872, inher ninety-sixth year. In 1838, Mr. John Tate moved to Pennsylvania, thence to Henry County, Maumee Valley, in 1839, and to Paulding County in 1840. Lyle Tate and Martha Ann Alexander were united in marriage, March 9, 1851, in Emerald Township by John Mason, Esq. They have two children: Anna Jane, born January 22, 1852, resides in Paulding County: Samuel J., April 1, 1853, also resides in this county. Samuel J was elected sheriff in 1879. Mrs. Tate's father, Noble Alexander, died October 28, 1870, aged seventy-seven years, eleven months and eleven days. Her mother, Anna Alexander, died May 10, 1847, aged fifty-one years. Mr. Tate served as Township Trustee several terms; also one term as Infirmary Director; has been Postmaster since, appointed under President Buchanan in 1860. Business, merchant and farmer. Address, Reid's, Paulding County, Ohio.  [Historical Hand-Atlas, H.H. Hardesty; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Settled in Blue Creek township in 1879; is a farmer, and the son of James and Huldah (Metz) Whetstone, and was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, on August 25, 1859. His wife, Nancy Hardin, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Ridley) Hardin, was born in the same county, September 28, 1860. Their marriage was also in Auglaize county, Ohio, on October 6, 1875, and they have two children: William Osborn, born Janaury 13, 1877; Charles C., December 22, 1879. Address, Pleasant Point, Paulding county, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; 1882; sub by FoFG]

Has a farm of 160 acres, 60 of which are cleared. When he settled here, the farm was in its natural state, not a stick of timer had been removed. HE was born in York county, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1820, and married in Butler county, Ohio, August 12, 1847, to Susan Borger, who was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1828. They have had eleven children as follows: Anna Mary, born July 28, 1848, died September 27, 1848; Sarah, April 27, 1850; Samuel, July 12, 1852, died in November, 1854; Charles, August 10, 1854, died in September, 1854; Eliza J., February 16, 1856; Clarissa, March 21, 1858; Maria A., September 7, 1860; Susannah S., April 19, 1863; Henrietta, November 2, 1865; Emma, March 3, 1869; Manda V., March 12, 1874. Mr. Upp’s parents were George and Lydia (Shrum) Upp, both of whom died in Iowa. His wife’s parents were Jacob and Anna Mary (Long) Borger, both deceased. Mr. Upp has been Trustee in Brown township four years. He is engaged in farming. Address, Defiance, Ohio.  [The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County; H H Hardesty & Company; 1882; sub by FoFG]


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