Frank Fraunfelter Frank Fraunfelter, superintendent of the Allen County Infirmary, which is situated in section 22, Bath township, was born July 28, 1856, near Stringtown, Pickaway County, Ohio, and is a son of Israel and Sabra (Patrick) Fraunfelter. Mr. Fraunfelter comes of Pennsylvania German stock. His grandfather, John Adam Fraunfelter, was born in Pennsylvania and was an early settler in Pickaway County, where he reared his family and died on his own farm. Israel Fraunfelter was born in Salt Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, July 17, 1834. On November 4, 1855, he was married to Sabra Patrick, who was born in Pickaway County and died in 1859. Of the two children born to this union one died in infancy and the other is the subject of this sketch. On February 15, 1860, Israel Fraunfelter married as his second wife Laannah Goodman, a daughter of John and Sarah (Weaver) Goodman, of Hocking County, Ohio. In the fall of 1865 Israel Fraunfelter and family came to Allen County, settling in German township, where he engaged in farming. Through good management and industry he developed what was considered the best farm in the township. He was a prominent Democrat and was elected by that party as infirmary director. Israel Fraunfelter died at the age of 57 years. Three sons and one daughter were born to his second marriage. At one time Israel Fraunfelter was the candidate of his party for county commissioner; he served as township trustee for a long period. At death he left 220 acres of good land. Our subject was in his 10th year when he accompanied his parents to Allen County. His father settled on a farm three miles west of Lima in German township and our subject remained at home until he attained his majority, having obtained his education in the common schools of his district. In the fall of this year he married and settled on a farm he bought near Allentown, a fine tract of 95 acres. He resided there until 1903 when he gave up farming in order to accept his present responsible position. For 12 years Mr. Fraunfelter was a justice of the peace in German township and is a man noted for his many sterling traits of character and for the excellence of his judgment. These things were taken into consideration by the infirmary directors in their choice of superintendent. Mr. Fraunfelter was married in November, 1877, to Delilah Kesler, who was born in German township, Allen County, Ohio, and is a daughter of Abraham and Juliana (Crites) Kesler, natives of Ohio. They have five children: Roe, wife of J. G. Baxter, Mount Sterling, Ohio; James A., who operates his father's farm in German township; Jessie, wife of J. E. Miller, of Elida; and Walter and Grace, who live at home. Mr. Fraunfelter has been a life-long Democrat and has been a very active party worker and on many occasions has been selected as a delegate to conventions. Since he was 16 years of age he has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and has his membership at Elida.