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Florence Township

DAVID SINGER was the first white child born in Florence Township. His parents were among the first white settlers here, coming in 1837. His father was a farmer, and himself and wife, Margaret (Kragore) Singer, were parents of eight children. They entered one-half section of government land here and still own 220 acres. David was born in 1839, April 11, and his educational advantages were necessarily limited, as at that early day the time of the pioneers was employed in a struggle with the forces of nature for dominion, and the present state of cultivation and progress speaks more plainly than words of the result. Mr. Singer has witnessed the gradual transformation of the wilderness into one of the finest farming sections in Williams County, is a successful farmer himself, and a large stock dealer. He was united in marriage to Harriet Kentner, of Carroll County, Ohio, March 19, 1859, and to this union have been born seven children—Calvin, Willis, Margaret, Clara. Howard, Ambrose and George. Mr. Singer saw active service in the late war. He enlisted in 1861 in the Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was a soldier for over three years. Mrs. S. is a member of the Disciples' Church of Edon, and Mr. Singer belongs to the mystic brotherhood of Masons. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN F. DONZE is a native of France and was born in the year 1853. In 1868, he emigrated to this country and chose Williams County as the place of his future residence, and here entered into the occupation of farming, at which he continued till he had passed his majority. In the year 1878, he married Miss Louisa Boillot, a native of Williams County, and some years later moved to this township and began farming on shares. He was industrious and thrifty, and is now the owner of some of the finest horses in the county, in which he takes great pride. He is surrounded with all the comforts of a pleasant home, which he has acquired by his own efforts and the exercise of sound judgment, and is generally looked upon as a young man with a prosperous future before him. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN B. GRIM was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1826, and moved to Pulaski Township, this county, in 1850, thence to Jefferson in May. 1852, where he is now extensively engaged in the poultry business, and is doing a lucrative trade. In 1850, our subject married Miss Janet Cairns in Stark County, Ohio, and to this union have been born five children, viz.: Ellen, Janet, William, Andrew and Charles, all of whom reside with their parents. In November, 1864, Mr. Grim enlisted in the Fifty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the campaigns against Atlanta, Ga., and Columbia, S. C, and was with Sherman in his famous march to the sea. He was honorably mustered out of the service in 1865, when he returned to his home in Williams County. The same year he was elected Treasurer of the county, which position he filled for two successive terms. He also served as County Commissioner from 1870 to 1872, and ably and satisfactorily performed the duties appertaining to each office. He is an ardent Republican, and socially has the respect of all who know him. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DANIEL LONG was born in Bedford County, Penn., June 13, 1812, and was brought by his parents, John and Susan (Leedy) Long, of Knox County, Ohio, in 1815. In that county his mother died July 14, 184l, and his father, June 25, 1855. In 1849, Daniel Long came to Williams County and located in Jefferson Township, where he now owns a highly cultivated farm of 165 acres, and a fine dwelling and barn, together with other substantial improvements. October 9, 1844, he married Miss Mary Tuter in Knox County, and by her became the father of twelve children, viz., Solomon, Melissa, Leah (who died August 29, 1S49), Jesse, Catherine, Sally, Simeon, David, Jacob T., Mary, Noah and Elma (who died September 17, 1865). Mr. Long has been quite an active member of the Democratic party, and has served several years in the offices of School Director and Supervisor of Roads. He is a member of the German Baptist Church, and is one of the county's most worthy and influential citizens. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN C. McKARNS was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1844, and in 1850 his parents brought him with them to this county, settling in Mill Creek Township. A few years later our subject came to this township, where he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked till the spring of 1865, when he enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninety-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and went with his regiment to Harper's Ferry, Va., and thence to Alexandria, in the same State. At the latter point the regiment was mustered out of service, when our subject returned to this township and was subsequently elected to the office of Deputy Sheriff, which position he filled for four years. In 1876, he married Miss Jennie Graves, a native of this county, and to their union have been born two children—Olive H. and Sarah E. Mr. McKarns is now an industrious and enterprising farmer and is the owner of a fine piece of land, which he keeps thoroughly cultivated; he is surrounded with all the comforts of a pleasant home and has every prospect of a prosperous future. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JAMES P. McKARNS was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1845, and his parents, Jonathan and Eliza B. (Copeland) McKarns, brought him with them on their removal to this township in 1850. Here he grew up to manhood, and in 1872 married Miss Nancy Brannon, and by this union became the father of three children, named as follows: Margaret B., John M. and James B. Mr. McKarns, since his majority, has been an active politician in the Democratic ranks, and in 1875 was elected by that party to the office of School Inspector, and wa3 again elected to the same office in 1877, his tenure running till 1880. He is looked upon by his neighbors with respect, and enjoys the confidence of all his fellow-citizens. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JAMES NEIL comes from York County, Penn., where he was born in 1819. He was brought by his parents to this State when he was but eight years of age, and he remained with them on their farm in Wayne County until his twenty-first year. He married Miss Mary Noggle, and then moved to Richland County, Ohio, where he resided a number of years, pursuing his vocation of farmer. In 1858, he removed to this township, where he purchased 100 acres of land, which he has diligently cultivated and converted into a model farm, improving it with an excellent house and barn and other buildings necessary for economical and profitable use. Mr. Neil lost his wife in 1876. She had borne him seven children, of whom there are four still living. He is a member of the Church of God, and is esteemed as a worthy citizen and as an experienced and sagacious agriculturist. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ORLANDO OBERLIN was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1846, and was brought to this township by his parents in 1854. His youthful days were spent on a farm, and in 1863, at the early age of seventeen, he enlisted, at his country's call, in the Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He joined his regiment at Chattanooga, Tenn., in the fall of the same year, and with it took part in the battles of Resaca, Dalton and the Atlanta campaign. He was wounded in the fight at Jonesboro, Ga. and was with Gen. Sherman on his march to Savannah, through South and North Carolina and Virginia to Washington, D. C, and participated in the grand review. His regiment was then ordered to Louisville, Ky., and thence to Cleveland, Ohio, where it was mustered out of the service in 1865. Mr. Oberlin then returned to his home in this township and resumed his vocation of farmer. In 1872, he married Miss Althea Reed, a native of Williams County, and to their union have been born two children—Roy E. and Theodore F. He is the owner of a well-improved farm of eighty acres, and everything about him bears the sign of intelligent management. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

MILTON OBERLIN, born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1849, was brought at the age of five years to this township, by his parents, Jacob and Anna Oberlin. They were farmers by occupation, and Milton passed his youth and early manhood in going to the district school, and in assisting his father in his farm work. At the age of twenty-three, he was joined in matrimony with Miss Charity M. Altaffer, purchased a farm of fifty acres, and settled down to the joys and cares of married life. His farm proved to be productive, and, by good management and industry, he has acquired all that is necessary to make his home comfortable and pleasant. His children, two in number, are named respectively Rosanna and Jacob E., and are being reared in a manner to make them a credit to their parents and to the township. Mr. Oberlin, in politics, is a Republican ; is a wide-awake and enterprising citizen, and a young man of undoubted integrity. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN OPDYCKE, the son of Albert and Elizabeth Opdycke, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1819, and came to this township with his parents in 1836. At that time the county was a dense wilderness ; Defiance was the county seat and the only post office in the county. On the farm located by his father in this forest, our subject labored at clearing up and improving until the year 1847, when he married Miss Harriet C. Baird, of this county, and began farming on his own account. To this marriage were born four children, viz., Emerson B., Anna B., Charles D. and Wilber G., the last named dying in 1872. Mr. Opdycke's mother died in 1853, and in 1873 his father followed, when he took charge of and conducted the homestead farm. He is now the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of land in a fine state of cultivation, improved with an excellent dwelling and a good barn and other outbuildings. Mr. Opdycke is an ardent Republican, and is looked upon as one of Jefferson's most enterprising and trustworthy citizens. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DAVID RANSOM is a native of New Hampshire, and was born in 1811. In 1828, his parents immigrated into this State, bringing our subject with them, and settled in Medina County. There the father died in the year 1877, having been preceded by the mother in the year 1875. In 1839, Mr. Ransom married Miss Susan Thayer, of Medina County, but had the misfortune to lose his young wife the following year. In 1854, he came to this township, and purchased ninety-five acres of wild land, which, by perseverance and industry, he has converted into one of the best and most profitable farms in the county. In 1862, Mr. Ransom remarried, choosing for his second partner a sister of his first wife, Miss Catherine Thayer. To this union there have been born five children—Frank, Jay, Iza, Erva and Ely. Mr. Ransom has served his county as School Inspector, and has always enjoyed the respect of his neighbors and the citizens of the township generally. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN SHANKSTER was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1806, and there married Nancy Streets in 1827. In 1832, this couple emigrated to America; first located at Chillicothe, and, in 1835, moved to this township. At that time, Defiance, Fulton and Williams, constituted one county, the county seat being at Defiance; here he entered eighty acres of land in the midst of the woods, where wild beasts abounded, and the Indians far exceeded the whites in number. Through perseverance and industry, however, he succeeded in subduing the forest and securing a well-cultivated farm of 160 acres, on which he is now in comfort passing his declining years. Here his wife died in March, 1874, the mother of nine children, seven of whom are still living, viz.: Isaac, Thomas, Israel S., George, Martin S., Mary Ann and Elizabeth. Isaac married Miss Susan Bourn in 1848, and is the father of four children, three living, who live with their parents on a fine farm in the township. Thomas married Miss Phoebe Hester, in 1866, is the father of three children, and owns 130 acres of land and a fine residence in the township. Israel S. married Miss Mary Haupt in 1S78, is the father of two children, and owner of a good farm and residence. George married Miss Clarissa Wyatt, who died two years later, and he then married Miss Elizabeth Johnson ; is the father of two children, and owns 160 acres in Superior Township. Martin S. married Sally Long, and is the owner of a good farm in Northwest Township. Mary Ann married Hiram Bushong, who owns ninety acres of good land in this township. Elizabeth married William Stewart February 21,1878, and this pair live with the father on the old homestead, and are the parents of two children. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

A. C. SNYDER was born in Lawrence County, Penn., in 1844, and moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1858. In 1861, he enlisted in the Thirty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and went with his regiment to West Virginia; was in the battles of Beverly, McDowell and Cross Keys, and was present at the surrender of Gen. Miles at Harper's Ferry. His regiment was then transferred to the Western Department, Seventeenth Army Corps, and our subject took part in the siege of Vicksburg and in the Meridian campaign. After his discharge, in 1864, he re-enlisted as a veteran, and was in the Atlanta campaign under Gen. Sherman ; he was also at Washington at the grand review in 1865; and thence went with his regiment to Louisville, Ky., where he was mustered out in 1865, when he returned to his home in Columbiana County. The same year he moved to this township, and, in 1869, married Miss Lucinda Beerbower. To this union have been born three children, viz.: Ella, Willard (deceased) and Jennie. Mr. Snyder is the owner of 240 acres of land in a good state of cultivation, and has a pleasant home. He is an ardent Democrat, and is regarded as a valuable citizen. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SAMUEL B. SPROTT was born in Beaver County, Penn., December 15, 1840, and in 1859 went to Richland County, Ohio, where he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Knox); worked out by the month till 1864, then came to this county and lived with a brother till 1868, when he married Miss Leannah Weaver, who was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, December 5, 1847. Her parents came to this township in 1848, and settled on Section 3, on which section, also, Mr. Sprott has his farm of seventy acres. Mr. Weaver died here in 1852, aged about forty-three years; her mother is still living on the old homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Sprott are the parents of five children, viz.: Nelson W., born July 16, 1869; Clara Belle, January 15, 1871; Mary E., July 29, 1873; John Willard, April 26, 1875 ; and James A., June 2,1882. Mr. Sprott has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is a Democrat in politics, and has served as Justice of the Peace one term, and as Constable three terms. In religion, he holds to the Golden Rule, and has always been recognized as honorable and upright. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ELI STONER
is a native of Stark County, Ohio, and was born in 1824. His parents, Charles and Elizabeth (Oberlin) Stoner, moved from Stark to Wood County when Eli was five years of age, and there resided for twenty-three years, when they returned to Stark, where the father died in 1875. The mother is still living, at the age of seventy-two years. In 1844, Eli married Miss Catherine Heister, a native of Stark County, and they became the parents of eight children, all of whom survive with the exception of one. Mr. Stoner resides on a farm of eighty acres which he purchased on first coming to Jefferson Township, and which he has developed to the full extent of its producing properties. He is a citizen of worth and progress, and enjoys the esteem of all his neighbors. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SIMON STULLER was born in Carroll County, Ohio, May 23, 1840, one of a family of nine children born to Henry and Nancy (Ashbrook) Stuller. His parents were among the early settlers of this country, and came to Williams County in 1853, purchasing a farm where Edon is now situated. Mr. Stuller remembers well the clearing "bee" for the purposing of making a start in causing the wilderness to blossom as the rose. Mr. S. is the owner of a fine farm of 110 acres, all under cultivation. He was married July 6, 1861, to Isabella Day, who died August 24, 1875, leaving a family of seven children—Alsynus, Silliman F., Jason B., Franklin, Ralph, Rosa B. and Bertha. Mr. Stuller was married to his present wife, Miss Elizabeth Brady, March 2,1876, and they are the parents of four children—Mary E., Simeon, Firm and Blaine. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

J. W. STULLER is a native of the " Buckeye " State, having been born in Carroll County July 18, 1846. His parents, Henry and Nancy (Ashbrook) Stuller, were natives of Pennsylvania, and reared a family of nine children. Mr. Henry Stuller came to Williams County in 1853 and purchased a farm, part of which is the site of the present village of Edon. His early years were spent as a day laborer. His death occurred in 1868. J. W. Stuller received the advantages of a good education, and learned the mason's trade, at which he worked for nearly nine years. He was a patriotic citizen at an early age, and enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Eighty-ninth Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, when but seventeen years old, and remained in the service until the close of the war. He was married December 19, 1873, to Miss Ann J. Lash, a resident of Williams County. Mrs. Stuller is a member of the M. E. Church of Edon, and Mr. Stuller holds a membership in the brotherhood of the I. 0. 0. F. in the same place. Mr. S. is at present engaged in the ministering to the comfort of his fellow-men, and improving their general appearance at his fine barbering establishment in Edon, which is a popular and general resort for all in need of his services.
[Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOSEPH C. TRESSLER was born in Perry County, Penn., in 1883, and moved to Ogle County, Ill., in 1855. There he resided till 1858, when he came to this township, and followed his trade as carpenter until 1861. In the same year, when the call to arms was made, he enlisted in Company A, Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His regiment was attached to the First Division of the Fourteenth Army Corps, in the Department of Tennessee; with his regiment, our subject took part in the battles of Mill Springs, Ky., Stone River, Chickamauga, Resaca, and also through all the Atlanta campaign. He was honorably mustered out of the service at Atlanta, in 1864, when he returned to his home in Jefferson Township. The same year, he married Miss Elizabeth Lattanner, and to their union were born four children, who were named in order of birth, as follows: Charles (deceased), Albert, Minnie B. and Nellie C. Mr. Tressler is the owner of a well cultivated farm of eighty acres, has a pleasant home, and is surrounded by all the comforts appertaining thereto. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

CYRUS T. WYATT is a native of this county, and was born in 1848. He is the son of William and Martha E. Wyatt, who were among the very early settlers of Williams. His earlier years were passed upon the home farm, on which he assisted his father till about nineteen years of age. In 1867, he began to learn the carpenter's trade, at which he continued to work till 1870. In 1871, he married Miss Minerva Burgoyne, also a native of Williams County, and the fruit of this union is two children—Lulu O. and Oscar W. Although Mr. Wyatt has never exhibited any desire for public office, or sought political distinction, the Democratic party, of which he is a stanch member, called upon him to fill the office of Town Assessor, the duties of which he most ably discharged during his incumbency. His forty-acre farm is highly cultivated, and he is surrounded with every improvement and convenience appertaining to a comfortable home. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]



Centre Township

CHRISTIAN ARNOLD is the son of G. P. and Elizabeth Arnold, who were born in France in the years 1800 and 1801 respectively, and married there in 1819. In 1839, they emigrated to this country, and settled in Stark County, Ohio; remained there six years, then removed to Seneca County, and after a short stay came to Williams County, and located in Centre Township ; remained there two years, then moved to Bryan, where Mrs. Arnold died ; about two years later, Mr. Arnold again married, moved to Illinois, thence to Iowa, and then started West with a friend, since when no tidings have been had of him. He had a family of five boys, of whom one died in Frauce. Christian Arnold, next to the eldest, was born June 17,1821, and came with his parents to Ohio. He was married, August 17, 1847, to Margaret Frank, also a native of France, and born March 1, 1827, the daughter of George and Eva Frank. He worked at his trade of coopering till 1849, when he joined his father in the provision trade at Bryan. At the end of a year, he sold out to his father and bought 200 acres of timbered land near Bryan, sold it shortly after at a profit of $400, and bought the farm of 160 acres on Section 14, this township, which he has ever since occupied. He has had a family of five children—Louisa (deceased), Malvina, John F., Emma J. and Christian H. Mr. A. and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and the family is one in very high standing in the community. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

WILLIAM AYRES is the son of Daniel and Parmelia Ayres. His father was born in Pennsylvania, January 18, 1771, and was a son of Samuel Ayres, a native of New Jersey, and his mother was born in New York State, August 23, 1776, and was the daughter of A. Buck; they were married in Pennsylvania, August 7, 1791, and in 1807 moved to Knox County, Ohio; six years later, they removed to Richland County, where the father died in 1839; in 1847, his mother came to this county, where she died in 1849 ; they were the parents of eight children. William Ayres was next to the youngest of this family, and was born in Luzerne County, Penn., January 5, 1807. He was brought by his parents to Knox.County, and thence to Richland, where he married, February 28, 1830, Miss Nancy Rice, who was born in Pennsylvania December 25,1811. In 1840, he moved to Fulton County. Here Mrs. Ayres died, May 24,1855, and November 13,1856, he married Sarah C. Jones, who was born in Ross County, Ohio, February 1, 1828. In 1864, he came to this township, and located on the farm of 136 acres he still lives upon. He has had seven children born to him—Hector, Marion and Oscar, all by his first wife and all now dead; and George W., William J., Samuel D. and Francis S. by his second wife. Mr. Ayres is recognized as one of the substantial men of the township, and is regarded with respect wherever known. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

J. E. BAILEY is a son of Alexander and Ann Bailey, who were natives of Pennsylvania; the former was born in 1810, the latter in 1807; they were married in Pennsylvania in 1833, where they resided until 1835, when they moved to Ashland County, Ohio, and after one year's residence moved to Williams County, Ohio; here they remained until 1865, when they removed to Missouri, where he died in 1872; she is still living there; their family comprised eight children. J. E. Bailey was born in Williams County, Ohio, March 15, 1843, where he has ever since resided. On August 27, 1863, he was married to Adaline Marriman, of Portage County, Ohio, where she was born, March 19, 1846. In 1865, he moved to Missouri and purchased property, remaining until 1875, when he returned to Williams County, Ohio, where he bought a farm, moved thereon, and remained until 1879; he then sold this property, removed to Melbern and engaged in mercantile business, continuing one year, when he purchased and occupied the farm he now has in Section 29. He has a family of three children—Erne R., Eva and Merritt H. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Bailey was a soldier in the late war, in Company H, Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served one year. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DANIEL BENDER. Previous to the Revolutionary war, George Bender, the grandfather of Daniel Bender, emigrated from Germany to America, settled in Lancaster County, Penn., afterward moving to Franklin County, Penn., where he purchased a large tract of land and spent his days. His eldest son, John, was born and married in Lancaster County, Penn., and shortly after his marriage settled in Franklin County, Penn., near Chambersburg, which was their life-long home. Mrs. John Bender was Miss Mary Harmand, and was the mother of eight children, seven growing to maturity. Daniel Bender, the youngest (son of John and Mary), was born in Franklin County, Penn., March 8, 1813. Here he remained until of age, having acquired the trade of carpenter and builder, where he was employed as foreman in the construction of the hotel of Mr. John Yantz, at Navarre, Stark County, Ohio. Here he purchased a home, to which he removed after his marriage with Miss Nancy Fisher in Wilmot May 30, 1837. She is the daughter of Adam and Sarah Fisher, and a native of Stark County. Mr. Bender bought a farm in the vicinity of Navarre in 1842, where the family resided until 1847, when he sold out and transferred his interests to Williams County, which has since been his home. Here he has a fine farm of forty acres, which he cultivates, devoting some time to the practice of his former profession. Mr. Bender is an energetic, industrious man, highly esteemed by all. The family consists of ten children. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

AMOS BETTS, the son of Luther and Hannah Betts, was born in Seneca County, N. Y., November 24, 1818. His father was a native of Connecticut, and settled in New York at an early day. and the mother was a native of Vermont. The father died in his native State, and the mother soon after moved with her family of fourteen children to Marion County, Ohio, and then came to Williams County, Ohio, where she ended her days. Amos accompanied his mother to Marion County, and there remained until 1888, when he went to Huron County, where, September 12, 1841, he married Mary M. Darling, a native of Cattaraugus County, N. Y., and born April 17,1824. In 1847, he removed from Huron to Williams County, and purchased some land which he afterward sold. Here his wife died, March 27, 1874. April 19, 1877, he married Louisa Lockhart, who was born in Ashland County, Ohio, January 14, 1889. He now bought back his old farm, and still resides upon it. He has a family of ten children—Margaret M., Charles R., Luther, Rosina A., Benjamin P., Henry A., Cornelia L., Theodore D., David D., and J. A. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

THOMAS BLAIR was born in Lycoming County, Penn, April 22, 1815, the second eldest child of Aaron and Margaret Blair. The former was born in Pennsylvania in 1788, and the latter in New Jersey in 1787, and were married in Lycoming County in 1808. They had a family of seven children, viz., Ann, Thomas, Elizabeth, Ruth, Peter, John and Aaron K. August 11, 1842, Thomas Blair married Sarah J. Hahaffey, also a native of Lycoming County, Penn , and born October 15, 1824. Just after marriage he came to this township and settled on eighty acres of fine land, on which he has since made his home. At his house his father, who was on a visit to him from his home in Pennsylvania, was taken ill, and died in October, 1846. His mother expired at the old homestead in Lycoming, in October, 1658. Mr. Blair is an old and respected citizen of Centre Township, and has had born to him a family of ten children, viz., Susan E., Margaret A., Sarah J., Esther M., Zelma L. (deceased), Emma A., William A., Rhoda I., Delia R. S. T. and a son who died in infancy. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ALVA BOISE, son of Nathan and Deborah Boise, was born in Portage County, Ohio, May 1, 1820. His father, Nathan, was born in Massachusetts about the year 1779, and was a son of John and Sarah Boise. This family is of French origin, and their ancestors belonged to the noted Du Bois family, who were very prominent in France during the reign of Louis XIV, and were driven from that country to the northern part of Ireland during the Huguenot persecutions. Here the name was changed to Boies, and in about 1825 to the present mode. In the early part of the last century David, a descendent of the family, emigrated from Ireland to America and located in the town of Hopkinton, Mass., but subsequently removed to Blandford, Mass., about 1735 or 1737. But a few people, at that early period, had turned their attention toward the settlement of the backwoods of the State, as the country was mountainous and heavily timbered, and permanent settling was attended with much more danger and labor there than in the valleys. David was a man of deep religious thought and principles. He had a large family of children, of whom three were sons, viz., John, William and Samuel. John, arriving at manhood, turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He reared a family of children, and his two sons were named John and Samuel, the former being the grandfather of the subject of our sketch. He was born in Blandford November 22, 1744, and was one of the first white male children to see the light in that town; he was celebrated as a schoolmaster, and was a prominent member of the Baptist Church ; he was married to Sarah Freeland, by whom he had a family of six children, who all lived to a mature age; three of them were sons—James, Enos and Nathan. He died September 9, 1830 ; his son Nathen was born in Blandford, Mass., in 1779, and there he lived until 1802, when he came to Portage County, this State, where he shortly after married Deborah, the daughter of Thompson and Mary Pegg. Nathan and wife died in Portage County in the years 1826 and 1863, leaving a family of eight children, viz., Enos, Sarah, Joel, Elijah, Alva, Mary, Lydia and Philo. Alva Boise was married, in Portage, October 18, 1847, to Catherine, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Calvin, and until October, 1850, he remained there following his trade of wagon-making; he then came to this township and purchased and moved upon the farm he still occupies. This contains 120 acres of very fine land, and is well improved in all respects. Mr. Boise is the father of one son, Watson, who was born May 29, 1857, and was married, September 15, 1877, to Miss Rebecca Brannan; he resides on the old homestead, and superintends the cultivation of the farm. The family are all people of superior intelligence, and are among the most respectable in the township. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

F. P. BRAKEMAN, saw-mill proprietor and lumber dealer, is a son of Peter and Clarissa Brakeman; was born in Oakland County, Mich., February 22, 1844, and came with his parents to Williams County in 1854. At the beginning of the late war, he enlisted in Company C, Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served three months, and at the expiration of his term re-enlisted in Company K, Sixty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war, in all serving four years, four months and twenty-seven days, mostly under Gen. Sherman. On his return, he married, December 20, 1865, Anna E. Cummins, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio, December 6, 1844. He then made his residence on his father-in-law's farm in St. Joseph's Township, until the fall of 1870, when he came to this township and purchased a sawmill, which he has been running ever since, in connection with a trade in lumber. He has had born to him a family of five children—Ida, James G., Zadie B., an infant son who died unnamed and Herbert, He is an enterprising young business man and an upright, public spirited citizen. [Source: County of William, Oh., by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

HENRY BROWN is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brown, who were natives of Bedford County, Penn. The former was born January 1, 1785, the latter January 12, 1789. They were married in Bedford County, Penn., in the year 1806, remaining there until 1810, when they removed to Stark County, Ohio, where Mr. Brown died November 16,1882. His widow came to Williams County about the year 1842, where she died in 1862. They had a family of twenty children, fourteen of whom they reared to maturity. The subject of our sketch was the third of this family, and was born in Stark County December 7, 1810. He was married in the same county, March 8, 1882, to Catherine Keller, and in the following October moved to Hancock County, Ohio, and purchased land. There Mrs. Brown died January 27, 1858. To this marriage twelve children were born—Susan, John, Eli, Sarah, Lucinda, Rebecca, Aaron, Samuel, Henry, Jacob, Mary and Isaac. He was married a second time June 22, 1856, to Leah Myers, by whom he had four children—Anna (deceased), Jennie, Amelia and Viola (deceased). In the spring of 1866, Mr. Brown removed to Williams County, Ohio, purchasing and occupying his present farm and residence. He is a member of the German Reformed Church. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN BROWN is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brown, natives of Pennsylvania, and was born in Stark County, Ohio, February 12, 1812, and was there married, March 80, 1884, to Lucinda Briggs, who was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, August 22, 1815. About the year 1885, Mr. Brown moved to Hancock County, Ohio, where he remained till 1848, when he moved to Williams County, on the farm where he now resides, on Section 18. There has been born to him a family of nine children, as follows: Samuel, Joseph, Mahlon, John (all deceased), Lydia, Sanford, Leander and Harriet (deceased) and Manuel. His wife died February 7, 1881, and he again married December 29, 1881. He is a minister of the German Baptist Church, and is highly respected in his community as a man of piety and strict integrity. He has been a successful farmer, and has devoted his life more to the quiet of social pursuits than to the excitement of politics. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

EMMANUEL BROWN, the son of Abraham and Hannah Brown, natives of Pennsylvania, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 8,1827, and was there married, November 9, 1848, to Juliann Stauffer, who was born in Lancaster County, Penn., September 19, 1829. In the fall of 1861, he oame from Wayne to Williams County and settled on Section No. 9, this township, on the same farm where he now resides, which comprises eighty acres of excellent land. In 1871, he moved to Bryan and did business there till 1881, when he returned to his farm. He has had born to him two children—Abraham (deceased) and Clarissa. Mr. Brown is a member of the I. O. O. F., and has taken the fifth degree. He is a useful and enterprising citizen and is highly respected as a man. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JACOB BROWN is a native of Stark County, Ohio, where he was born October 9, 1815. His parents, David and Barbara Brown, were natives of Lancaster County, Penn., where Mr. Brown was born in 1788, and the mother in 1786. They were married and remained in this State until 1814, when they moved to Stark County, Ohio, where Mr. Brown was called home in March, 1885. Mrs. Brown lived on the old homestead until 1854, when she decided to come to Williams County, Ohio, and spend the remainder of her days in the home of her son, Jacob Brown. Here her death occurred the January following. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were parents of nine children. Mr. Jacob Brown remained in his native place until 1888, when he bought a farm in Hancock County, Ohio, upon which himself and family lived until July, 1848, when he disposed of this property and purchased land in Williams County, whieh has since been his home. Here he has a fine farm of 805 acres, acquired and brought to its present state of cultivation by habits of industry and perseverance. Mr. Brown commands the respect and esteem of his neighbors for uprightness and integrity; besides tilling the soil, he administers in spiritual things, being a preacher of the German Baptist faith. Mr. Brown was married, September 10, 1887, to Miss Catherine Brenner, a native of Germany, who came to Stark County with her parents in 1880: Mr. and Mrs. Brown are parents of nine children, eight still living—Abner K., Barbara, Lydia, Jacob, Catherine, Nancy, Isabella and Charles F. One son, Reuben, was offered as a sacrifice on the altar of his country. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

W. M. BROWN, of the firm of Brown & Brenner, merchants at Melbern, in this township, was born in Crawford County, Ohio, October 14, 1846, and is the eldest of the four children of Nicholas and Sarah Brown, who were respectively born in Fayette County, Penn., August 11, 1821, and Crawford County, Ohio, December 29, 1825, and married in Crawford January 28, 1844, and who moved to this county in 1846, where they still reside. October 21, 1866, W. M. Brown married, at Williams Centre, this county, Caroline Jaques, who was born in Holmes County, Ohio, April 80, 1848, and was the daughter of David L. and Mary Jaques, natives of France. After his marriage, Mr. Brown moved upon one of his father's farms in this township, remained there two years, then bought the estate of his wife's parents in the same township, moved upon it and there remained till 1877, sold it, moved to Melbern, and in October of the same year entered into the business at which he is now engaged, and at which he is finely prospering. He has a family of four children—Laura B., Sadie, Charlie N. and William G. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are members of the M. E. Church, and he is one of the enterprising business men of Melbern. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

MYRON CALTRIDER is the only son of John W. and Emeline Caltrider, and was born in this township. The parents settled here at an early day, and here, in June, 1872, the father died, and the widow went to Bryan, where she remained two years, then returned to the farm, where she sojourned till May, 1882, when she again went to Bryan, and there expects to remain until the end of life. Myron Caltrider, in 1876, made a trip to Philadelphia, and October 22, of that year, there married Miss Alice Wyatt, whom he brought to the old homestead, the place of his birth, and there settled down for life; His farm comprises 114 acres of choice land, and is well improved and tilled, and its owner is recognized as a skillful and promising young farmer. He and Mrs. C. are members of the Baptist Church, and are quiet, orderly and conservative young people. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SMITH CALVIN was born in Portage County, Ohio, December 21, 1829, the son of Horatio and Hannah Calvin, natives of Virginia, born respectively November 1, 1803, and February 12, 1807, and married in Portage County, Ohio, in March, 1827. They became the parents of two children—David and Smith, and in 1850 changed their residence to this county, where the father died in April, 1854. Smith Calvin learned shoemaking in Portage, and in 1848, visited this county. He remained a short time working at his trade, then he returned to Portage, and two years later came back to Williams and worked at shoemaking for ten years. August 26, 1852, he married Mary M. Miller. In 1863, he bought and moved upon the eighty-acre farm where he still resides. His wife died October 12, 1868, the mother of two children. September 19, 1869, he married Elizabeth Bush, who died August 29, 1880, having borne three children ; and June 2, 1882, he married Jane Bush. Mr. Calvin has always been a kind and affectionate husband and father, and has proved himself to be a thrifty farmer and excellent neighbor. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

O. E. ENSIGN comes from good old Puritan stock. His father, Owen Ensign, was born in Massachusetts in 1784, and Nancy Ensign, his mother, was a native of Connecticut, born in 1794. They were married in Lake County, Ohio, in 1814, which was their home until 1836, when they moved to Farmer Township, Defiance County, where they purchased property and remained until the death of Mr. Ensign, which took place in 1857. Mrs. Ensign soon afterward went to Wisconsin, where her death occurred in 1869. Their family consisted of six children, but four now living, one son and one daughter deceased. The son, W. 0., filled at one time the office of Judge of Defiance County. Of those remaining, H. A. Ensign, M. D., resides in Kansas; D. T. Ensign follows farming in Defiance County; F. E., is attorney at law in Boise City, Idaho, and 0. E. is engaged in farming and stock raising in Centre Township, Williams Co., Ohio, where he has a fine farm of 160 acres under cultivation. 0. E. Ensign was horn at Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio, November 29, 1881, coming with his parents to Defiance County, and remaining with them until twenty years of age, attending school during the winter and assisting on the farm in the summer months ; he also was a student at Painesville Academy, and availed himself of collegiate instruction. He was afterward engaged in teaching during the winter months until his marriage, which occurred April 8, 1857. Mrs. Ensign was Miss Clarissa L. Dunkle, a native of New York State, where she was horn June 18, 1889. She is the mother of four children, but two of whom are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Ensign are members of the United Brethren Church. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DANIEL FETTERS, son of Jacob and Eve Fetters, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, October 18, 1818, and came to this county with his parents. He was married in April, 1841, to Elizabeth Miser, a native of Ohio, and born in 1817. Mr. Fetters, shortly after his marriage, purchased the farm of eighty acres on Section 28, in this township, on which he still resides. At the time of his first location here, the country was one dense forest, but by industry Mr. Fetters has succeeded in clearing off sixty-five acres, which are now under a fine state of cultivation. His children were seven in number, and named as follows— Eliza, Sarah A., Frederick, Mary A., Catherine M. (deceased) and two infant daughters deceased. Mr. F. is a Granger, is an excellent farmer and an upright citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

GEORGE FETTERS was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, May 10, 1829, and was the son of Jacob and Eve Fetters, who were born in Pennsylvania June 22, 1792, and August, 1791, and in that State married in about 1812. Jacob Fetters was a soldier in the war of 1812 for some time, and, shortly after his return, moved with his young wife to Montgomery County, Ohio, and thence, in 1886, to this county; settled with his family on Section 87, this township, on the farm where George Fetters now resides, and there departed this life respectively December 19, 1886, and March 18, 1874, the parents of twelve children, viz., Catherine, Mary, Lydia, Moses, Daniel, Esther, Jacob, Eve, John, George, Eliza and Solomon (the last deceased). George Fetters was married, August 12, 1852, to Hester Fetters, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 8, 1884. Her parents, Daniel and Sarah Fetters, natives of Pennsylvania, were born respectively in 1806 and 1809. Soon after his marriage, George bought the old homestead, and now owns 160 acres of good land. He is the father of eleven children, viz., Eve J., Polly A., William H., Charles L., Thomas A., Johnnie C, Frank F., Delia D., Oliver V., Nolia B. and L. J. Mr. Fetters is one of the leading citizens of Centre, and has held the office of Assessor for nine years. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DAVID FLIGHTNER was born in Defiance County, Ohio, January 20, 1854. Son of Adam and Catharine Flightner, and came with his parents to Williams County, which has since been his home. He remained with his father until nearly twenty-one years of age, when he assumed the duties and cares of life for himself. His marriage with Miss Clara H. Lane took place at Bryan, Ohio, March 16, 1878. She is a daughter of Jacob and Kerten Lane, and was born in Williams County, Ohio, September 27, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Flightner removed to Defiance County, Ohio, shortly after their marriage, where they remained one year, when he purchased the farm of eighty acres in Centre Township, Williams County, which has since been their home. Mr. Flightner is a worthy citizen of the township, and highly respected and esteemed by all who enjoy the pleasure of his acquaintance. A son and daughter cheer their home, viz., Arthur H. and Alma Flightner. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SAMUEL FLIGHTNER is an American-born citizen of German descent. His parents and grandparents emigrated from Germany to " the land of the free and the home of the brave " at an early day. The marriage of his parents took place in Crawford County, Ohio, in 1841, where Samuel, the eldest of a family of eight children, was born in March, 1842. The family removed to Williams County, Ohio, in 1860, having been located some time previously in Defiance County. Mrs. Flightner died at her home in Williams County in May, 1874. Mr. Flightner was remarried the year following, removed to Bryan in 1876. where the second Mrs. Flightner died shortly afterward. Mr. Flightner entered the married state again in 1880, and one child is the result of this union. Mr. Samuel Flightner was married, October 15, 1864, in Edgerton, to Miss Lucinda H. Stevens, a native of Crawford County, Ohio, where she was born December 18, 1844. Their family numbers eight children—Mary L., Charlie W., Edward J., Elnora A., Franklin E., Jennie B., Myrta M. and an unnamed infant daughter. Mr. Flightner's vocation has always been that of a farmer. Their home, until 1875, was in Defiance County, on a farm purchased of Mr. Flightner Sr., when they disposed of this and purchased the old family homestead in Williams County, which is their present home. This consists of 160 acres of land, and is a valuable piece of property. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ALEXANDER GAVIN is a son of Robert and Isabel Gavin, natives of Scotland. He was born in Scotland September 10, 1848, and came with his parents from the old country to Fort Wayne, Ind., and thence to Williams County, where he was married, December 29, 1870, to Christine Burgist, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio, July 28,1850. Shortly after his marriage, he came to this township, and settled on the farm where he now resides, purchasing it from his brother in 1874, and since greatly improving it. It comprises eighty acres of fine land, and is kept in a state of thorough cultivation. He has a family of four children—Byron D., William R., Jennie O. and Orpha B. He is a steady-going, prudent young man, is a thorough farmer, and is looked upon as a valuable accession to the community. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

BENTLEY HANNON was born in Lancaster County, Penn., February 7, 1810, and was one of the eight children born to Robert C. and Sarah Hannon, natives of Pennsylvania, and born respectively July 22, 1778, and November 25, 1774, and married April 11, 1797. They moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, in the fall of 1817, and there the father died June 2, 1856, and the mother December 12, 1858. At the age of nineteen, Bentley Hannon began learning to be a stone-mason ; served two years, and then went to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he worked as a journeyman ; he then returned to Ohio, and was married in Columbiana County, December 18, 1832, to Nancy A. Neer, who was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, February 11, 1816, and was the daughter of John and Sarah Neer, who were born in Virginia and who settled in Trumbull County in the fall of 1815. For three years after marriage, farmed in Columbiana County, and in 1837 moved to this township, settled on the eighty-acre farm he had entered the previous year, and has lived thereon ever since. He is the father of seven children, viz., Robert N. (deceased), Isavelia, Sarah A. (deceased), Elizabeth, Phebe J., John H. and Frances E. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

FREDERICK HERRMANN is the son of George F. and Eve Herrmann, who were natives of Alsace, Germany, and born respectively in 1796 and 1800, and married in 1824. In the spring of 1889, they came to America, located in Stark County, Ohio, remained there till 1850, when they came to this township and settled on a farm, where they ended their days July 28, 1862, and June, 1867, respectively. They had a family of five children, of whom Frederick was the eldest. He was born in Alsace in August, 1825, and came with his parents to this township and now lives on the farm which they here located upon, and which he purchased from the other heirs at their death. He was married, March 17, 1853, to Dorothea Wagner, also a native of Alsace, and born June 14, 1834. Mr. Herrmann owns a fine farm of eighty acres, and has a family of seven children, viz., Emeline, Caroline, Frederick, Henry, Matilda, Eleanor and Laura. He and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and are upright and industrious citizens. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

H. L. JAQUES, son of A. C. and Anna Jaques, natives of Switzerland, was born in Defiance County, Ohio, May 9, 1842. The parents were respectively born in 1779 and 1782, were married in Switzerland, and in 1832 came to America, lived in various parts of Ohio, and are now passing their declining days with their children, of whom they have had a family of twelve. H. L. Jaques came to this township with his parents, and in the fall of 1861, enlisted in Company A, Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served two years in the field, was wounded in the right thigh, September 25, 1863, and lay in hospital until May 1864, when he was discharged. July 4, 1867, he married Lucinda Shafer, a native of this county and born March 19, 1842. In 1868, he moved on his father's farm, remained a year, then took another and farmed till 1881, went to Melbern and engaged in merchandising a year, and then, in the spring of 1882, settled on his present farm. He and wife are members of the M. E. Church, are the parents of two children —Lyle E. and Lulu E.—and are useful and respected citizens. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

J. L. JORDIN is the son of L. D. and Lucinda Jordin, who were natives of Vermont. The father was born October 9, 1804, and was a son of James Jordin, who was born in Massachusetts and of Irish origin, and at an early day settled in Vermont, where he married Sarah Hunter, by whom he had one child—L. D. Jordin. This gentleman married, October 9, 1826, Lucinda Mirick, who was born June 12, 1808; they left Vermont in 1833 and came to Licking County, Ohio, where they remained about twenty years, then moved to Mercer County, Ohio, and in 1857 came to Williams County, where Mrs. Jordin died February 23, 1879, and Mr. Jordin April 23, 1879. They had a family of five children, of whom J. L. Jordin was the eldest. He was born in Orleans County, Vt., January 14, 1828, and was married in Licking County, Ohio, October 1, 1848, to Lydia E. Varnum, who was born in Middlesex County, Mass., February 22, 1829, the daughter of Prescott and Lydia Varnum. In 1852, J. L. and wife moved from Licking "to Mercer County, and thence, in the spring of 1858, to Williams County, where he settled in Pulaski Township; in 1865, he purchased 120 acres on Section 16 in this township, where he has ever since resided. He has a family of four children, viz.: Ellis L., born August 3, 1849; Henry V., May 2, 1853; Julia L., April 4, 1862, and Oakley A., April 11, 1872. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and stand very high in the estimation of the community. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SETH KEMBLE, son of Samuel and Jane Kemble, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, December 31, 1830, and with his parents removed to Hancock County in the fall of 1851. He remained with them until he was over twenty-three years of age, when he returned to Columbiana County and was married, June 8, 1854, to Tamar G. Crawford, who was born in Columbiana County April 24, 1831. He then came back to Hancock County, where he purchased property and remained until the spring of 1865, when he came to Williams County and settled on his present farm, on Section 14, this township. He has 141 acres of very fine land, with a fine brick residence and other first-class improvements. His wife has borne him eight children, viz.: Duston, Er. H., Edward C, Victor S., John C, Seth W. (deceased), Nancy J. and Alice L. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he and family are regarded as useful members of the community in which they live. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JACOB LANE was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 13, 1832. His parents, James and Nancy Lane, were natives of Westmoreland County, Penn., where they married, moving in 1829, to Tuscarawas County, where they remained until 1859, when they came to Centre Township, Williams County, where the death of James Lane occurred March 4, 1875. Mrs. Lane's death occurred the year following in February, while with her daughter in Defiance County. Their family consisted of nine children, six surviving. Jacob Lane came with his parents to Williams County, where he married, February 17, 1856, Miss Keren Horton. Here he purchased a saw-mill, conducting the business at Williams Centre until August 6, 1861, when he responded to his country's call and enlisted in Company A, Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving through the entire war. He returned home July 12, 1865, and purchased the farm which is his present home. The second Mrs. Lane, to whom he was married September 22, 1868, was Miss Rebecca Ridenour, a native of Wayne County, where she was born December 7, 1842, and daughter of John and Susanna Ridenour. The family consists of six children, three by each marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Lane are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Lane has a fine farm of 205 acres in a high state of cultivation ; has met with success in his undertakings, and is universally esteemed. He is a member of the G. A. R. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SIMEON S. LOVEJOY is a native of the "Empire" State, and was born in Yates County January 27, 1841. His parents, David D. and Charity Lovejoy, were also natives of New York, emigrating from there to Defiance County, Ohio, in 1845, coming to Williams County in 1849, removing to Melbern in 1867, where he was employed by the L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co. in the construction of a station house, and afterward as freight agent at the same place. Mr. Lovejoy was also engaged in mercantile business in partnership with his son Simeon, the latter taking entire charge until the death of his father, which took place August 22, 1875. Previous to this, Simeon Lovejoy was in the service of his country, making an honorable war record for himself. He enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry October 7, 1862; at the battle of Stone River, was wounded in the hip by a musket ball, which was not extracted until November 11, 1869, from the effects of which he suffered amputation of the foot August 14, 1871, Drs. Long and Biggs performing the operation. Mr. Lovejoy has been a resident of Williams Centre for many years. He is Postmaster here, receiving his appointment October 27, 1873. He also held the office of Justice of the Peace for three years, and that of Town Clerk for one year. He is the owner of town and farm property. Mr. Lovejoy and Miss Angeline Sellers were married September 13, 1868, and are parents of six children, but five living—Charles A., Ada A., George M., Lola M. and Nora; Cornelius D., deceased. Mrs. Lovejoy is a native of Stark County, Ohio. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN MANON is one of the early pioneers of Williams County, coming to Williams Centre in 1841, when its entire outfit consisted of three log cabins. His energy and public spirit have assisted very materially in making the place what it is. He was Postmaster here for thirteen years, Justice of the Peace for nine, and held the office of Township Treasurer nearly twenty years. He has been employed in various vocations—for ten years at the tailor's trade, then clerking for G. H. Tomlinson nearly eight years, afterward farming two years, when a partnership business was established between himself and George Garver, which was discontinued after two years, Mr. Manon continuing alone until the present time, when his intention is to close out his business and retire from active life to the repose and quiet he has so well earned. Mr. Manon was born in Franklin County, Penn., August 17, 1814, the eldest of the six children of his parents, Hugh and Rebecca Manon, both natives of Franklin County, Penn. He remained in his childhood's home until twenty years of age, when he went to Wayne County, Ohio, remaining two years; then to Stark County, where he was united in marriage April, 1841, to Miss Mary M. Frager, after which he came to Williams County, where his life has been subsequently traced. Mrs. Manon passed away February 12, 1858, leaving seven children, three of whom have "gone before"—Emma M., Lydia K. and Erastus M. Four survive to cheer the declining years of their father—William A., Jacob G., John E. and Charles W. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

HUGH MANON, son of Hugh and Rebecca Manon, was born in Franklin County, Penn., December 27, 1828. In 1848, he married Miss Lydia A. Bender, also a native of Franklin County, and born in September, 1828. Some two years later, they came to Williams Centre, this county, where he worked in an ashery about eight years, meanwhile saving his earnings and buying forty acres of land in the township, upon which he moved and resided for some time, and then sold it and bought his present farm on Section 33. During the first week of his residence hereon, he had the misfortune of losing his wife, who left him a family of seven children—Katie, John, George, Wesley, Sarah, Lillie and Jeremiah. When he moved upon his eighty-acre farm it was quite in the wilderness, but by hard labor he has put it all under fence, and the greater portion of it under cultivation. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

S. B. McKELVEY was born in Portage County, Ohio, August 13, 1814, and was the youngest and now the only living child of a family of ten born to James and Sarah McKelvey. James McKelvey was born in Ireland in 1765, and came to America with his parents in 1770. They arrived at Philadelphia, remained there a short time, and then moved to Chester County, Penn., where the parents died. James, the youngest of the family, remained in Chester till twenty-five, learned the tailor's trade, went to Westmoreland County, and there married Sarah Stephens, a native of the county, and daughter of Amos Stephens, who was born on shipboard while his parents were on their passage from Wales to Philadelphia. James and wife, shortly after marriage, came to Portage County, this State, and there died in 1843 and 1850, respectively. S. B. McKelvey was married in his native county, May 28, 1835, to Janet Byers, one of the eleven children of James and Mary Byers. In 1851, he sold his property in Portage and came to Williams County and settled on Section 9, this township, where he owns 180 acres of fine land, of which 120 are well improved. He has had a family of ten children, viz., Lucetta (deceased), Artlissa (deceased), Antoinette, Lydia, Lois (deceased), Lewell, Franklin, Hiram, Wilson and Robert R. (deceased). Mr. McKelvey is a very popular gentleman, and at present holds office as Justice of the Peace, and has so held for nineteen years. He was also County Commissioner one term, and has served as Township Treasurer and Township Trustee. He has taught several terms of school in the township, and is also a Granger. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

C. G. NEIDHARDT was born in Germany, October 22,1819, and was the son of Jacob M. and Catharine M. Neidhardt, who were born about the years 1790 and 1785, respectively. In 1837, the family came to this country, and located in this township, where the father died in 1863. The mother died in 1874, at the home of her son, C. G. She had been twice married, and was the mother of fourteen children, born about equally to her husbands. C. G. Neidhardt was married in this township, April 6, 1847, to Sophia Yackee, born in Germany April 18, 1820, and the daughter of Christian and Christina Yackee. Two years after marriage, they moved upon their farm of 110 acres on Section 15, this township, on which they have ever since resided. They are highly respected by their neighbors, are members of the German Lutheran Church, and the parents of seven children—Jacob L., Catherine M., Sophia S., Phebe, Christian G., Charlotte and Frederick M. They are also rearing an adopted son, Edward E. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DANIEL P. NEIHART is the son of Jacob and Anna M. Neihart. The father was born in Centre County, Penn., in 1795, and the mother in Maryland in 1807, and they were married in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1827. In 1837, they came to this township and settled on Section 21, where he died in March, 1871. The widow is still living on the old homestead. They had a family of eight children, viz., John, George, Christina, Daniel P., Noah, Lydia, Moses and Lucinda. D. P. Neihart was born in Williams County January 8, 1840. In the spring of 1863. he went to El Dorado County, Cal., and engaged in mining until September, 1868, when he returned to this township and bought the farm on which he now lives. He was married, August 28, 1870, to Alice Gabriel, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio, March 9, 1850. The following spring he moved on his farm, where he has remained ever since. He is the father of two children—Orrin H. and Charles A. He has a good farm, and is an industrious man and respected citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ALEXANDER H. OGLE was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, April 13, 1812, the youngest of seven children born to William and Rachel Ogle, the former born in the State of Maryland, and the latter in Pennsylvania in 1771, and married in Washington County, Penn. Here William Ogle owned a flouring-mill, which he operated till 1803, when he moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, entered land, engaged in farming till 1845; removed to Cincinnati and shortly after to Burlington, Iowa, where he had intended living in retirement, but was removed by death August 5, 1845, and was followed by his wife December 8 the same year. They had a family of seven children—Benjamin, Nancy, James, William, Hannah, Thomas and Alexander. Alexander learned the carpenter's trade, and pursued that business in his native county until 1834, when he went to Stark County and bought some land. In the spring of 1835, he went to Pittsburgh, Penn., bought a flat-boat, and engaged for three years in boating to New Orleans; then returned to Stark County, and engaged in the real estate business. In 1843, he visited Beaver County, Penn., and March 10, of that year, there married Miss Jane Marton, returning to Stark County at once. In the spring of 1844, he went to Des Moines County, Iowa, conducted a hotel and real estate business till the spring of 1852; then moved to Columbiana County, Ohio; thence changed to Wood County, and again bought some property. Here his wife died July 16, 1856. April 26,1860, he married Mrs. Emily Gibbs, a daughter of Robert and Susan Hunter, of Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1866, he moved to Sherwood, Defiance Co., Ohio; engaged in general mercantile business; sold out in October, and came to Williams Centre, where he is now doing a fine general trade. He is a Master Mason, and is the father of ten children—Alexander J., Andrew J., James H., Nancy J., Sarah E. (deceased), Lorinda R., Lavinia, Loren L., Ida A. (deceased), and Charles W. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JONATHAN OXENRIDER is a son of William and Mary Oxenrider, who were natives of Pennsylvania, but came to Wayne County, Ohio, at an early day, and remained until 1840, when they moved to this county and township, where, in due course of time, both died. They had eleven children, viz., Anna, James, Joseph, William, Sarah, Jonathan, Catharine, Nancy, Elizabeth, David and Mary. Jonathan Oxenrider was born in Wayne County November 26, 1829, and came with his parents to Centre Township. He was married, September 25, 1851, to Elizabeth Archibald, and shortly after bought a small place near his father's farm, and attended to both farms until about two years after his father's death, when he sold his land and bought his present home. Shortly after moving hereon, Mrs. Oxenrider died, leaving him three children—Amos, William and Sarah. January 17, 1865, he married Harriet Priest, who has borne him a daughter and son—Rebecca and Myron. His farm comprises eighty-three acres of good land, which is well improved and cared for. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

WILLIAM POOLE, farmer, brick-maker and tile manufacturer, is a son of Bannister and Mary Poole. His father was born in Virginia in 1784, and his mother in Pennsylvania in 1803. They were married in Adams County, Penn., where they remained some time, and then moved to Stark County, Ohio, and a few years later to Summit County, and then, in 1836, came to Williams County, where the father died, the parents of fourteen children. William Poole was born in Summit County, September 9, 1831, and came with his parents to this county, where he has since remained. June 10, 1852, he married Maria Gardner, who died June 23, 1857. His second marriage, February 26, 1858, was to Mary E. Cornell, and shortly after this he bought a part of the old homestead, built a house, moved in, and there still lives. He owns 118 acres of well improved land, and has had born to him twelve children, as follows : Ruby J. and Emery C, by his first wife ; and Ira A. and Irving A. (twins), Bertha, Franklin W., Roland L., Mary E., Mattie E., Altie M., an infant son deceased, Mintie B. (deceased), and Charles W., by his second wife. Mr. and Mrs. Poole are members of the Granger Lodge, and are among the highly respectable people of the township. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

W. C. SCOTT, the eldest son of Robert and Charlotte Scott, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, January 28, 1825. Robert Scott was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, November 15, 1802, and was a son of Matthew Scott, who was a native of Ireland, and who came to Columbiana County in January, 1801, where he married Nancy Eaton on his arrival. He remained there till about 1809, when he moved to Wayne County, where his wife died shortly after. Matthew then married Lucinda Bevington. By these two marriages, he became the father of sixteen children—five by his first wife and eleven by the second. Robert Scott was the third born of the first wife. He was married, in Wayne County, April 6, 1824, to Charlotte Cunningham, who was born in New Jersey February 16, 1805, and who died in Wayne County January 8, 1871; in September, 1877, he married Mrs. Mary Austin, and shortly after moved to Stark County, Ohio, where he purchased some property, and where he is spending his remaining days in retirement. His children numbered eight, as follows: W. C., James, Noah, John, Cunningham R., Elizabeth, Mary and Oliver, the last named deceased. W. C. Scott remained with his father till he reached the age of twenty-three, when he went to Fulton County, Ohio, and passed a year; thence to Allen County, Ind., where he married, November IS, 1851, Elizabeth Millhouse, who was born in Somerset County, Fenn., September 14, 1822. She was the daughter of Abraham and Margaret Millhouse, who were also natives of Somerset, born in 1799 and 1802 respectively, and there married in 1821; in 1851, they moved to Jackson County, Ill., where she died November 5, 1878, and he August 10, 1874, having had a family of nine children. After his marriage, Mr. Scott returned to Fulton County, remaining there about four years; then came to Bryan, and engaged in saw-milling about two years ; then bought a farm in this township, Section 18 ; sold out after seven years' residence on it, and bought 100 acres of fine land on Section 12, where he now lives. His children are six in number, viz., Margaret S., R. A., C. E., H. W., J. E. and R. M. One of the sons is practicing law at Defiance and another at Bryan. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

WILLIAM SHERIDAN, now a retired farmer of this township, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., August 9, 1801. He there went to school, and also served an apprenticeship at blacksmithing. April 15, 1828, he married Miss Hannah McKim, who was born in Butler County, Penn., April 18, 1808. In 1826, he moved to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he followed his trade til] 1883, when he moved to Stark County, Ohio here also, he engaged in blacksmithing, and continued thereat until 1840, when he came to Williams County and settled on the farm of 151 acres he at present occupies. Here Mrs. Sheridan took her leave of this world October 18, 1876, leaving behind her husband and eleven children, viz., John, William, Mary, Margaret, Emeline, James, Lavinia, Samuel W., Amanda, Eliza and Almira. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

PHILIP H. SMELTZ, son of Jacob and Maria B. Smeltz, was born in Seneca County, Ohio, June 20, 1852, and came with his parents to Williams County in 1868. Here he was married, December 25, 1876, to Mary C. Ginther, who was born in Defiance County, Ohio, March 10, 1857(?). Shortly after his marriage, he moved upon his present farm, which he had previously purchased, and which he has assiduously cultivated ever since. It comprises eighty acres, and he has made it all that could be expected from thrift and good management. He has had born to him two children—Elmer O., December 4, 1878, and Sylvia M., March 9, 1882. He and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and give promise of rising to prominence in the community in which they live. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

WILLIAM SMITH is a son of William and Sarah Smith, and was born in Wayne County, Ohio, November 13, 1831. When young, he came with his parents to this county, where he has continued to live since that time. On the 18th of September in the year 1852, he was married, in this township, to Rosetta Calvin, who was born in Portage County, Ohio, May 1, 1835. Shortly afterward, he purchased a small farm in this township, and, in April, 1853, moved on the same, where he remained until the year 1860; he then sold this property, and, in the spring of 1861, he occupied the farm on which he now lives, in Section 30, Centre Township, of which he had previously possessed himself; he now owns eighty-five acres of really excellent land. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have no children, but are people of integrity and character. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SAMUEL SMITH is a son of William and Sarah Smith, who were natives of Ireland (the former born in 1789, the latter in 1803). They were married in Canada about the year 1823, where they resided before coming to Wayne County, Ohio, from which place they removed to Centre Township, Williams County, in May, 1846, where they lived until their deaths—his occurring in 1865, and hers in 1879; their family comprised ten children—Robert, Mary (deceased), James, George, William, Samuel, Matthew, Martha, John (deceased) and Sarah. The subject of our sketch was born in Wayne County, Ohio. August 30,1833, and came with his parents to this county, where he has since resided. He was married in this county, March 15,1863, to Saloma Stahl, who was born October 28,1845. After his marriage he moved to the old homestead, where he remained until the spring of 1877, when he purchased and removed to the farm he now occupies in Section 20. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have six children—Frank 0., Chauncey E., Norah A., William H., Vernon C. and Albertine. Mr. Smith is a most excellent man, and fills the offices of Township Trustee, Township Clerk and Township Treasurer. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

DAVID SPANGLER is the son of Jacob and Eliza Spangler. He is the third of a family of eight children, and was born in Centre Township, in this county, on the 6th of March, 1840, and has always lived here. He was married, March 12, 1862, to Sarah E. Smith, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio, January 26, 1842, a daughter of William and Sarah Smith. About one year after his marriage, he purchased the farm on which he now lives, on which he moved, and on which he has remained ever since. His farm comprises eighty acres of fine land, with improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Spangler have a family of four children— Clara D., Ulysses G., Dora E. and Charlie. Both are hospitable and worthy, and Mrs. Spangler is a member of the church. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

J. K. STORER is a native of Maine, and was born May 25, 1838. September 27, 1860, he married Miss Anna R. McLaughlin, also a native of Maine. He conducted a saw-mill at the place of his nativity from the time of his marriage until 1865, when he moved to Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., Tenn., where he remained about one year, then removed to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio; remained a short time, and then came to Williams Centre, this township, and engaged with Mr. C. W. Kittredge in saw-milling, which business they conducted together till the fall of 1868, when Mr. Storer bought out his partner's interest, and alone ran the mill until January, 1873, when Mr. W. S. Wilsey came in as partner and remained four years, when he withdrew. Mr. Storer has since continued the business himself, dealing in and manufacturing native lumber, lath, fork, hoe and broom handles. Mrs. Storer died April 4, 1875, and December 6, the same year, Mr. Storer married her sister, Laura D. McLaughlin, born in Maine May 22, 1845. His children are two in number—Frank R., born August 7, 1877, and Anna M., born January, 4, 1880. Mr. Storer is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is regarded by his townsmen as an upright and enterprising citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOHN P. WERTZ, the son of Henry and Julia Wertz, was born in Germany November 22,1822. His father was born about 1781, and his mother about 1786. They were married in Germany, and died there, she in May, 1881, and he about three weeks after. Henry Wertz was twice married, his first wife being Caroline Suber, who bore him three children; his second was Julia Ogle, the mother of John P., who was the only child born of the second marriage. In 1840, John P. Wertz, in company with a half-sister, came to America, landed at Baltimore, and thence came to Morgan County, Ohio. One year later, John P. moved to Wood County, bought some property, remained a short time, and then went to Hancock, County, where he resided about six years, and then came to this township and purchased the farm on which he now lives on Section 14. He returned to Hancock County, and there married, in October, 1849, Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Catharine Grindle, who was born March 12, 1827. He shortly after returned to his farm in this township, where he has ever since resided. He has been a very successful manager, and has accumulated a great deal of land, which, however, he has liberally divided among his children. He still retains for his own purposes 137 acres, which are in a thorough state of cultivation, and improved with substantial buildings. All the country was a dense forest when Mr. Wertz settled in it, and all the improvements here have been made through the industry and frugality and enterprise of Mr. Wertz, who is now passing his declining days in retirement. He has a family of eight children—Henry P., Jacob, William M., Oscar, John F., Elizabeth A., Charles I. and David H. Mr. Wertz is a man of deep religious feeling, and is universally respected. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

HARMON WIEMAN, is the son of L. and Mary Wieman, and was born in Germany January 15, 1811. He came to America with his parents in the year 1834. On June 23, 1847, he was married, in Montgomery County, Ohio, to Legina M. Kluse, born in Germany December 18, 1820. Soon after his marriage, he commenced to work in a woolen factory at Miamisburg, in Montgomery County, where he remained until 1841, when he removed to Williams County and purchased a farm in St. Joseph Township; here he remained until 1851, when he sold and moved on the place on which he now resides, in Centre Township, Section 30, having 125 acres, which he himself improved. Mr. and Mrs. Wieman have nine children—Sarah, Emily, Hannah, John, Mattie, Harmon, George, Edward and Samuel. Both himself and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. He is a cordial and very excellent man. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

CONRAD WINEGARDNER was born in Bedford County, Penn., October 24, 1816, and was the eldest of seven children born to William and Elizabeth Winegardner, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and married in the former State. Some years after their marriage they moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and there ended their days. Conrad Winegardner was married, in Wayne County, May 23, 1839, to Jane Slater, who was a native of the county, and born August 28, 1816. For twelve years after his marriage, he remained in Wayne, engaged in blacksmithing ; he then went to Wilmot, Stark County, where he lost his wife April 8, 1851. He returned to Wayne a short time after, and August, 19, 1852, married Margaret Porter, a native of the county, and born April 14, 1824. Two years later he relinquished blacksmithing, and moved upon his father-in-law's farm in Wayne, and engaged in agriculture for seven years; then moved to Putnam County, Ohio, bought a farm, worked it eight years, sold out, and moved to this township, where he now owns and operates a fine farm of 240 acres. Mr. Winegardner had born to him by his first wife the following-named children: Jane (deceased), Rachel A., Mary J. (deceased), William, Zachary T. and Edward (deceased); and, by his second wife, Porter, Angeline, Elmira, Emerson, and Charles (deceased). [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ELI WISMAN is a son of George and Susan Wisman, of Superior Township, this county. He was born in Williams County August 25, 1845, and was next to the youngest of a family of eleven children. November 7, 1867, he married Miss Elizabeth J. Courtney, who was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, June 27, 1852, and the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Courtney, now of Superior Township, this county. In 1872, Mr. Wisman bought and moved upon the farm where he still resides, and which consists of 240 acres of well improved land. His only child is a daughter, named Cora M., who was born November 27, 1870. In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company K, Sixty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. Both he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wisman is regarded by his neighbors as an enterprising citizen and progressive young man, and they have called upon him to serve them as County Commissioner. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SAMUEL YANNEY was born in Switzerland, April 13, 1826, and was the son of Benedict and Barbara A. Yanney, who were respectively born about the years 1792 and 1799. In 1832, the family came to the United States and settled in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where they respectively died in 1874 and 1876, the parents of ten children. Samuel Yanney was married in Tuscarawas County, October, 6, 1850, to Huldah Bowlby, who was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 9, 1835, and was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Bowlby, of Virginia, who were residents of Butler County at the time of their death, and the parents of ten children, of whom Huldah was next to the eldest. Samuel Yanney sold out his property in Butler County in 1862, and came to Williams County, locating in Springfield Township and remaining about four years, when he came to this township and bought the eighty-acre farm on which he now lives, on Section 27. To Mr. and Mrs. Yanney have been born nine children, viz., John F. (deceased), Jacob, Mary, Jane, Ellen, Lovetta M., Elizabeth (deceased), a son who died in infancy, and Andrew J. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

C. H. YOUNG is the son and only child of Asa and Mary A. Young, and was born in Portage County, Ohio, March 17, 1832. His parents were both natives of New Jersey, where the father was born May 28,1801, and the mother July 8,1802. They were married in Portage County, Ohio, January 3, 1831, and there resided until 1838, when they moved to Fulton County, where they made their home until 1865, when they came to Williams County and settled on the farm they still occupy. C. H. Young was married August 22, 1852, to Miss Ann Lozier, who was born in Holmes County, October 3, 1834, and by her has become the father of fifteen children, viz., Mary, Asa (deceased), John (deceased) Olive (deceased), Elizabeth, Eliza, William, Lucy, George, Franklin, James, Joseph, Delia, David and Samuel. Mr. Young has charge of the old homestead, which comprises 139 acres. He and wife are members of the Disciples' Church, and occupy a very high position in the esteem of their neighbors. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JAMES L. YOUNG was born November 11, 1846, in Crawford County, Ohio. His father, John Young, and mother, Hannah Young, were both natives of Columbiana County, Ohio, and were born in 1815 and 1814 respectively, and were married in the county of their birth. About 1842, they moved to Crawford County, and, in 1865, removed to Williams County, where the mother died in 1869, and the father in 1873. They had a family of eleven children, viz., Thomas, William, Jacob, Mary A., Elizabeth, Susan, James, John, Benjamin, Martha and Clara. James L. Young came to this township with his parents, and was here married, June 10, 1869, to Miss Elizabeth Calvin, who was born in this county April 4, 1852, the daughter of Joshua and Nancy Calvin. In the spring of 1873, he bought the farm on which he now lives. It comprises 100 acres of good land, and is well improved. There have been born to him five children, as follows: Osmond (deceased), Lena, John N., William and Loren. He is in quite comfortable circumstances, and is one of the rising young men of the township. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]


BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP.

JOSEPH W. BACK was born in Chaplin, Conn., December 7, 1824, and was the youngest of seven children of Erastus and Anna (Flint) Back, also natives of Connecticut. The father brought his family to this township in 1838, purchased 160 acres of land, and thereon ended his days in the fall of 1847. Joseph, who had received a good education, began teaching a week before his twenty-first birthday, and taught eleven terms consecutively. He is fully posted as to the condition of the early schools of the township, and tells of one in which there were seven different text-books in arithmetic; and he still takes great interest in educational affairs. He has been twice married. Both his wives were teachers, and four of his children have acted in the same capacity. In 1849, he married his first wife, Mary A. Shorthill, a native of Pennsylvania, and then teaching in this township. She died August 22, 1850, aged about nineteen, the mother of one child, which died young. Four years later, he married Rebecca J. Thomas, also a teacher from Pennsylvania, who has borne him six children—Edward E., Flora A., Mary E., Albert J., Sarah E. and Cornelia J. Mr. Back still owns and resides on the eighty-acre farm presented to him by his father, and has besides bought and deeded to his sons over one hundred acres additional. He is one of the earliest pioneers, having come to the township only one year later than the first settler. He held the office of Township Clerk for ten years, and for six years was Justice of the Peace, and also Postmaster for the same length of time. He has been Class Leader in the M. E. Church for thirty-two years, and Sunday School Superintendent over half the time since 1849; was President of the Township Sunday School Convention, and Vice President of the County Sunday School Convention, and in politics is a Republican and Protectionist. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

J. C. BLACKFORD was born February 28, 1842, in Portage Coun ty, Ohio, and is one of eight children born to Jacob and Mary (Copp) Blackford, the former a native of Virginia, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. Blackford was educated at the common schools in his youth, and was also taught the carpenter's trade. He remained with his parents till twenty-three years of age, and November 5, 1865, married Miss Nettie McCarty, a native of this township. He then moved to Pioneer, this county, where he worked at his trade about thirteen years, and then moved to Bridgewater and located on his present farm, which comprises forty acres of good land, which, as a rule, he hires farmed. He is a first-class carpenter, as the frequent demands for his services clearly indicate. He has been a member of Pioneer Lodge, No. 461, I. O. O. F., and of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was always a Republican in politics, at the present holding, through the suffrage of that party, the office of Justice of the Peace. He is the father of one child —Alta; he is esteemed as a conscientious man and public-spirited citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ABNER K. BROWN is the eldest of a family of eight children, and. was born in Hancock County, Ohio, August 10, 1838. His father, Jacob Brown, was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother, Catharine (Brenner) Brown, was a native of Germany. When Abner was ten years of age, his father came to Williams County and bought 300 acres of land in Centre Township, on which he still lives. January 1, 1861, Abner married Amanda Bollinger, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio. Her parents, Jacob and Mary A. (Stoner) Bollinger, are natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, and came to Williams County, January 9, 1851, and settled on 160 acres in Centre Township. Abner Brown and his wife lived with his father for three years after marriage, and then came to this township and settled on a 120-acre farm, which he has increased to 140 acres, improved with excellent buildings, and made it one of the finest in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were educated at Williams Centre High School, then the best in the county, are members of the United Brethren Church, and the parents of eight living children—Ora L., Reuben G., Lydia B., Jacob A., Orton K., Melvin, Harry 0. and Ira E., whom they are taking great pains to educate. Mr. Brown has been Township Trustee for a number of years, and he is looked upon as one of the most intelligent and enterprising citizens of the township. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

CURTIS COGSWELL, one of our early settlers, was born in Litchfield, Conn., May 20, 1805, and was one of the eleven children of Joel and Tamar (Wright) Cogswell, natives of the same State. Curtis, when a small boy, was removed to Pennsylvania by his parents, and in that State they died. Here Curtis educated himself by the blaze of pine knots, and at the age of twenty had become one of the best teachers in the country, and for ten years following taught in grammar and town schools in New York State. There he married Rebecca Truesdell, a native of Steuben County, and removed to eighty acres of not very good land near Toledo, Ohio, where he remained five years. Thence he came to this township, where he entered 400 acres, built a log cabin and became a pioneer, with the only five families who had settled in the township before him. He now possesses but eighty acres, having presented a considerable part of the original entry to his boys and having sold the remainder. His children numbered ten, as follows: Joel, Charlotte, Albert, Daniel, John, Hiram, Erie, Mary, Eliza and Jane. Charlotte and John are now dead. He became a Master Mason while in New York, but during the famous Morgan excitement he withdrew, and has ever since been bitterly opposed to the order. He joined the M. E. Church, but, on account of the prevalence of the Masonic element in that denomination, left it and affiliated with the United Brethren Church. He was the first man in his township to volunteer at the call to arms during the late war, but was rejected on account of his age. He is strongly Republican in his political views, and has served as Justice of the Peace, School Examiner and in more other town offices than he desired. He formed a resolution when young never to go in debt, and he has kept the pledge to the letter, although, strange to state, discouraged in it by his father. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

WILLIAM FOLLETT was born September 20, 1835, in Lenawee County, Mich., and is one of the eight children of Robert and Julia (Turner) Follett, who are both natives of Massachusetts. He remained at home until about twenty-one years of age, attending the common schools and learning to be a carpenter. He then traveled in the West a few years, and on his return married, March 14, 1857, Loretta Osborn, a native of Stark County, Ohio. He now bought seventy acres of land in this township, on which and ninety-three added acres he has since made his home, and is equally successful in farming and in carpentering. Mr. F. has been a resident of the township longer than any man at present living in it, and has always had the full confidence and respect of his townsmen, whom he has served in several offices of trust and also as Second Lieutenant in the militia. He has always voted the Republican ticket and been foremost in all measures of public interest. He has two children living—Florence J. and Charlotte B.

JOHN C. HAGAMAN was born March 9,1831, in Fayette County, Penn., and was one of nine children born to Michael and Sarah (Cope) Hagaman, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former having been born near the site of the battle of Gettysburg, and both members of the Society of Friends. The elder Hagaman was a shoemaker and farmer, and in 1845 he emigrated with his family to Stark County, Ohio, and thence, six years later, to Hillsdale County, Mich., where he and wife died in 1868. John C, in his young days, received a high school education at Marlboro, this State. April 13, 1851, he married Anna Britton, a native of Stark County, Ohio, and daughter of William and Elizabeth Britton. The same year, the young couple moved to Michigan, where John C. taught school and farmed. In 1854, they removed to Elkhart County, Ind., near Elkhart City, where he worked at carpentering. Here he lost his wife, and in 1861 enlisted in the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg to Mission Ridge. In the spring of 1864, he was assigned to duty in the general hospital at Evansville, Ind., where he remained till his enlistment expired, December 6, 1864, when he returned to Elkhart. June 1, 1865, he took for a second partner Mrs. Esther Hover, of Elkhart, widow of Garret Hover, of Geauga County, Ohio. In 1865, he moved on a farm in Hillsdale County, Mich., and thence, in the fall of 1869, to this township, where he farmed till January, 1882, when he rented his farm and engaged in the grocery business at Bridgewater Centre. Mr. Hagaman served as Justice of the Peace while in Indiana, Michigan and Bridgewater Township, and is now a Notary Public. He is a Greenbacker in politics, and he and wife have been Good Templars for twenty-five years. In religion, they are Disciples. They have three children—Earl J., Eliza A. and George E. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

MICHAEL HAINES was born in Maryland, February 10, 1810, and was one of the seven children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Flickinger) Haines, natives of said State. Michael lived with his parents in Maryland and in Columbiana County, Ohio, until twenty-six years of age, when he married Rebecca Lowe, a native of Maryland. There are now nine living children born to this marriage, five sons and four daughters— Jonathan M., Eli, Abraham, Jr., Charles and Hiram T., Melissa J., Lucretia, Elmira and Anna. About eighteen years after his marriage, Mr. Haines (having in the meantime tried other localities) came to this township and bought 160 acres of land which now, like those of the other old settlers, is a model farm. For some time he has retired from active work, and the farm is now superintended by his youngest son, Hiram T. Four of the sons, Jonathan M., Eli, Abraham and Charles, were soldiers in the late war, and Mr. Haines himself is a patriotic and reliable citizen. Hiram T. Haines, now in charge of the homestead, was born June 17, 1850, in Stark County, Ohio, and when about four years old, was brought by his father to his present home, where he has passed his life and acquired a fair common-school education. He is a promising and enterprising young man, and in politics is Independent, while his father, who had been a Democrat, is now inclined to Greenbackism. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JONATHAN M. HAINES, the eldest of a family of twelve children, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 15, 1838. His parents, Michael and Rebecca (Lowe) Haines, were natives of Maryland, and removed from Columbiana to Williams County when our subject was about fifteen years old. At the age of twenty-one, he started in life on his own account; went to Indiana; worked there till the war broke out, and then enlisted in the One Hundredth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served over three years, and was engaged in the Shiloh, Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, and was with Sherman in his march to the sea. On his return home, he assisted on his father's farm for awhile, and then bought eighty acres, to which he soon added forty more, and this farm is now one of the best improved in the township, with first-class outbuildings, wind pump, etc. His residence is a large, tasteful and expensive brick, and was finished in the summer of 1881. After his purchase of this land, he returned to Indiana, where he remained about two years. He then came back, and in a short time after married Mary Waterson, a native of Richland County, who was educated in Bryan, where she taught school several terms. To this marriage have been born four children—Alexander C, Walter L., Harriet and Emerson E. Mr. Haines is an influential and useful citizen, and in politics is a Republican. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ALONZO HART was born in Connecticut November 14, 1806, and was one of the eight sons of Abner and Alma (Thompson) Hart, natives of the same State. Alonzo received a high school education : and, at the age of sixteen, began clerking in a wholesale and retail store in Hartford. He was also for a time engaged in teaching, and when twenty years of age left his father's home and went to clerking in Pennsylvania. He was also employed as a canal and railroad contractor, and in the latter capacity helped build some of the first railroads in the State of New York. November 14, 1837, Mr. Hart married Rachel Willyard, a native of Ravenna, Ohio, and, in 1843, brought his wife to this township, where he bought forty acres of land, which he has since increased to eighty acres, on which he has ever since resided. He has also owned other land in the county, as well as some town lots. He is the father of eleven living children—Thompson W., Homer C, Alonzo F., Leffert S., Aaron P., Alma A., John S., Oron O., Dayton F., Bion L. and Oliver W. Five of these sons served in the late war. All the male members of his family are Republican in politics, and he has served as Township Clerk for sixteen or seventeen years; as Justice of the Peace for three years, and as Postmaster for about fifteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Hart are both Grangers and members of the Good Templars' Order, and among the leading families of the township. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ROSWELL HICKOK, is a native of Monroe County, N. Y.; was born October 20, 1819, and is the youngest of the three children of David C. and Lucy (Tillotson) Hickok, natives of New York and Connecticut respectively. About the year 1820, the elder Hickok moved to Lorain County, Ohio, where he bought a farm of fifty-three acres, on which he lived till his death February 17, 1849, Roswell being then with him. April 22, 1845, Roswell Hickok married Polly Shephard, who was born in Nunda Township, Allegany County (now Livingston), N. Y., April 14, 1824, and was the daughter of Clark and Polly (Johnson) Shephard, natives respectively of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Hickoks were among the early settlers of Ohio, being the seventh family to locate in Huntington Township, Lorain County, when the Indians were far more numerous than the whites. Roswell Hickok, who had taken charge of his father's farm in 1841, remained upon it till 1853, when he came to this township and purchased 160 acres of land, his present homestead, with the exception of forty acres presented to his son Thomas M. Mr. and Mrs. Hickok are members of Grange 441, at Pioneer, and in politics he is a Republican. He has served as Justice of the Peace for three terms, and has filled nearly every office in the township. Until within the past three years, he was an extensive cattle-dealer and stockraiser ; but being, like his wife, in the decline of life, has relinquished his more active pursuits for needed rest. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

SIDNEY S. HILL was born in Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y., February 7, 1826, and is one of the nine children of Henry and Mary (Avery) Hill, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Vermont, who were married in Royalton, a few miles from the grand cataract. Sidney lived with his father until twenty-one years of age, when he married Mary L. Graves, a native of New York, and brought her to this township, where he settled on a farm of fifty acres, which he has since increased to 160, and on which he still resides. His first log cabin is still standing, and is at present used for sheltering stock, but in its day was considered to be an extra fine dwelling for the backwoods. Mrs. Hill, who was a highly educated lady, and is said to have been one of the most beautiful and intelligent of whom any pioneer could boast as a wife, died January 26, 1873, leaving behind three of the seven children she had borne her husband—Henry M., Charles S. and Rachel M., the last a promising music teacher. Four years after Sidney had settled here, his father and eldest brother also came, but soon went to Noble County, Ind., where the father died in 1869, and where the brother still lives. The mother also survives, and, at the age of ninety-two, retains the use of her faculties to a remarkable degree. In October, 1873, Sidney S. Hill married his second wife, Mary O. Mack, a native of Ohio, who has borne her husband two children—Mary A. and Grace. Mr. Hill is a public-spirited and enterprising citizen, and since Lincoln's time has been a Republican. He has held the office of Township Treasurer for tha unusual period of seventeen years, and in 1880 was Real Estate Assessor of the township. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and was initiated in 1861. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

GEORGE HODSON was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 7, 1842, and is the eldest of the seven children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stephenson) Hodson, natives respectively of Lincolnshire, England, and Pennsylvania. (Further information relating to the parents will be found in the biographical history of Madison Township.) Besides the ordinary common-school education, George Hodson had the advantage of instruction at the Normal School of Pioneer. He then began teaching in the district, and was thus engaged for seven terms. In 1863, he entered the Union army as a private and served under Hancock, Burnside and others; rose to a Lieutenancy and was brevetted Captain for his gallantry. In 1866, he bought his present farm, which now consists of 200 acres, well improved with good buildings, wind pump, etc. At the age of twentyseven, he married Emeline Back, a native of this township, who has borne him five children—Albert C, Dora Bell, Loretta, Alice and Libbie. In politics, he is independent, voting rather for the proper man and principle than for a party. He has been a Granger, and is altogether an intelligent and enterprising citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

JOBE HODSON was born July 17, 1845, in Richland County, near Mansfield, Ohio, and is one of the six living children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stephenson) Hodson, natives respectively of Lincolnshire, England, and the Keystone State. He came to this township, with his parents, in 1854, and in 1855 they located on the present homestead. His father is now a prominent citizen of Pioneer, whither he went in 1870, and further information regarding him will be found in the biographical history of Madison Township, this volume. Jobe Hodson received his education partly in Bridgewater and partly in Bryan. He has taught school about ten terms, and his well-selected library and tasteful surroundings generally indicate him as a man of refinement and studious habits. He was married, December 11, 1873, to Sarah E. Hill, who was born in Pennsylvania February 28, 1855. Her parents, Edwin R. and Henrietta (Thorp) Hill, are natives of New York, and at present are residents of Bridgewater Township. The year of his marriage, Jobe and his wife were installed in the old homestead, where there has been born to them three children—Thomas E., John and Martha. Mr. and Mrs. Hodson, for a time, belonged to the Pioneer Grange, and he has acted as agent for several agricultural implement manufacturing companies. He has dealt considerably in live stock, and has always taken great interest in educational matters. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

ROBERT V. HODSON was born in Richland County, Ohio. June 8, 1845, the elder of two sons born to John and Susan (Jump) Hodson, the former a native of England and the latter of Maryland. This couple died when Robert V. was quite young, and the latter was reared by his grandmother and step-grandfather, both of English birth. His early opportunities for an education were quite limited, and at the age of twenty-one he withdrew from his home at his grandmother's and went to work for a short time in Huron County and then came to Superior Township, this county, and settled on the land left him by his father. In 1870, he married Miss Mary Neal, of this county, but a separation was had, and, in 1874, he married Susan R. Burns, a native of Maryland. In October, 1876, he came to this township and purchased eighty acres of excellent land, on which he has ever since resided. In politics, he is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the United Brethren Church. He is the father of three children—Theodore S., John G. and Thomas B., and has ever been regarded as an upright man and worthy citizen. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]

RICHARD F. LAMSON, M. D., was born in Utica, Licking Co., Ohio, February 20, 1838, and was the eldest of three children of Andrew and Clarinda (Hughes) Lamson. The father was born near Burlington, Vt., and came to Licking County when about six years of age. At the age of seventeen he began his trade of saddle and harness maker, and lived at Utica and Etna until about 1855, when he went to Norristown, er County, and bought a farm. The mother was a native of Licking County, and her grandfather, Elias Hughes, was a noted scout during the Revolutionary war. Richard F. lived with his parents till his fifteenth year, when he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, but was compelled by ill-health to retire without graduating within six months of commencement. About 1851, his health having been partially restored, he went to Butler, Ind., where he alternately taught school and studied medicine under Dr. Madden. In 1859, he attended one course of lectures at Cleveland Medical College, and, in 1861, went to Bryan and commenced practice in partnership with Dr. Jump, and three years later entered Cincinnati Medical College. In 1866, he began practice in Bridgewater, and, in 1867, returned to Cincinnati and there graduated ; he now ranks as one of the best physicians in the county. May 7, 1861, he married Elizabeth W. Wonzor, a native of Erie County, Ohio, and daughter of Ramsforde and Elizabeth Wonzor, the former a native of New York and the latter of South Carolina. Mrs. Lamson is a graduate of Ann Arbor (Mich.) University, and is a lady of unusual attainments. She has borne her husband one daughter - Maud. [Source: "County of William, Oh.", by Weston A. Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard, F. A. Battey 1882, Tr by L. Dietz]




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