Ebenezer B. Goble

Ebenezer B. Goble, one of the representative farmers and
valued citizens of Richland township, who resides on his well improved
farm of 80 acres in section 27, belongs to one of the fine old pioneer
families of this township. He was born within one mile of his present
home on the 29th of November 1848, and is a son of George W. and Jane
(Allison) Goble.
George Washington Goble, father of our subject, was born in
Washington County, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1819, and is a son of Daniel
L. and Elizabeth (Dilly) Goble, the third of their family of seven
children. George W. was 14 years of age when he accompanied his parents
overland to Allen County, his home being in the vicinity of Bluffton.
In his early manhood he taught school for some winters, but devoted the
greater pat of his time to practical farming. On September 16, 1841, he
married Margaret Fenton, who died shortly after, and on June 16, 1845,
he was united to Laura Ackley. She also lived but a short time and on
March 26, 1848, Mr. Goble married, as his third wife, Jane Allison. The
children of this marriage were: Ebenezer B.; Allen B., deceased at the
age of 41 years; Mrs. Martha Jane Yerger, of Bluffton; and Charles, of
Richland township.
Ebenezer B. Goble has spent the years of a useful and busy life
almost entirely in Richland Township. He remained on the paternal
homestead until his 30th year, and then settled on his present farm,
which was given him by his father. He has cleared 32 acres and has made
many valuable and substantial improvements thereon. In 1881 he erected
his comfortable and convenient family home, and in 1886 completed the
large barn and other buildings. He conducts general farming, but within
the past three years his property has greatly advanced in value, on
account of the discovery of oil, eight wells having been developed
within this period.
Mr. Goble was married August 21, 1879, to Christianna Rummell, who
was born n Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August 1, 1849, and is a daughter of
Francis and Mary (Hall) Rummell, the former a native of Ohio, and the
latter of New Jersey. Two children were born to our subject and wife,
viz.: Earl, who died in infancy; and Mary Blanche, who is the wife of J.
A. Badertscher, of Athens, Ohio.
The father of Mr. Goble has been a stanch Democrat since 1840, but
our subject affiliates with no party, voting independently and
consenting to fill only school offices in his township. He belongs to
the lodge of Odd Fellows at Beaver Dam. For many years he has been a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His portrait is shown on a
preceding page.