Fulton County Historical Atlas
1875 Personal Histories



"Thanks to  Kay Peters Oliver for her time in transcribing these Biographies".
Kay Peters Oliver e-mail at kayoliver@juno.com

Clinton Township - page 2 (page 16 of the original 1875 Atlas)

GEORGE D. NEWCOMER, son of John and Naomi (Debold) Newcomer, of Pennsylvania, born in 1807 and 1814, and who removed to Fulton County in 1844, was born in Holmes County, April 15, 1844.   He was married in Wauseon, December 18, 1869, to Clara A. Poorman, born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1847, and who died May 6, 1875.  They had one son, Frank M.  Mr. Newcomer was a member of Company D, 87th Regiment O.V.I. for three months.  He was taken prisoner at Harper’s Ferry.  He re-enlisted after his release from prison and was a member of the 86th and 182nd Regiments O.V.I.  He was discharged in 1865, at the close of the war.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 15.

ELIZA (MILLER) BUCKMASTER was born in Butler County, Ohio, in 1821.  She is a daughter of George D. and Mary (Beckham) Miller; the former was born in Pennsylvania in 1789, and died in Holmes County, Ohio, October 14, 1868; the latter was born in Virginia in 1787, and died January 28, 1853.  Mrs. B. was married March 14, 1847, in Holmes County, Ohio, to Wilson H. Buckmaster, born in Holmes County, Ohio in 1824.  His parents, Joshua and Lydia Hamilton Buckmaster, were natives of Pennsylvania, and were born in 1779, and 1810, and died the former in Fulton County, Ohio, in 1863, the latter in Indiana, in 1864.  Mr. And Mrs. B. had a family of eight children:  Henry J., Francis M., George J., Lydia (Mrs. Stots), Annie E. (deceased), Martha J. (deceased), Samuel W., and Rosa Ellen.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 8.

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ISAAC RICKNER and his wife Martha (Dye) Rickner, were born in Alleghany County, Maryland, in 1799 and 1805.  They were married in the same state and county, in 1823, and had a family of fifteen children:  Sarah, Rachel, Susannah, Charlotte, Harriet, Mary, Daniel (deceased), William, John (deceased), and Isaac:  the others died in infancy.  Mrs. Rickner’s parents, William and Rachel (Wells) Dye, were born, the former in New Jersey, the latter in Maryland; both are deceased.  Daniel and Sarah (Mosier) Rickner, parents of Mr. R. were born in Pennsylvania.  The former was in the Revolutionary war, under General Washington, four and a half years.  He was also in the French and Indian war, and when the war of 1812 broke out, he called for his old French musket, and was with difficulty persuaded to let the younger men do the fighting.  Mr. Rickner has several very old books, one bought by his father in 1786, a German bible; this contains the family record, in his own handwriting.  Mr. R. had two sons, Isaac and Daniel, in the Union army, in 1861-5.  Daniel died near Huntsville.  Isaac was one of the first who marched into Charleston after the surrender.  Mr. R. settled in Fulton County, in 1854.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 17.

HARRISON LANE, son of Dutton and Martha (Pritchard) Lane, the former of Maryland, the latter of Virginia, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1816, and married in the same county in 1841.  Mrs. Harriet (Gorsuch) Lane, daughter of Benjamin and Catharine (Young) Gorsuch, of Pennsylvania, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, January 2, 1822.  This couple had ten children:  Syrena (deceased), Silas (deceased), George W. (deceased), and Salathial (deceased, William C., Richard G., Victoria M. E., Washington, John A. L., and Chase M. L.  Mr. Lane had one son, Benjamin D., in the 10th Ohio Cavalry, who died in Savannah, Georgia in 1865.  Dutton Lane, father of Harrison L., was drafted into the army in 1811, and served until 1813.  Mr. H. settled in Fulton County, in 1854.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 20.

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SAMUEL WHITESELL and his wife, Mary M. (Willgus), were born in New Jersey in 1811 and 1824, and married in Sussex County, New Jersey in 1856.  Their children are:  Sarah J. (deceased), Joseph C., Anna, Frank and John G.  The parents of this couple Joseph and Mary (Froam) Whitesell, and Samuel and Sarah (Fleet) Willgus were all natives of New Jersey, where they all died except Mrs. Whitesell who still resides in that state.  Mr. W. settled in Fulton County in 1864.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 29.

CAMPBELL BAYES, son of Thomas and Lamenta (Swan) Bayes of Pennsylvania, born in the years 1806 and 1815, and who settled in Fulton County in 1835 was born in Fulton County, Ohio in 1841.  He was married in Wauseon to Nancy E. daughter of George and Sarah (Fluhart) Robinson, of Fulton County, who was born in Wayne County, Ohio in 1845.  They have three children:  Candice, born May 25, 1868, Nellie born December 15, 1871, Sarah, born February 10, 1873.  Mr. Bayes entered the service of his country August 9, 1862 as a member of Company H, 100th Regiment O.V.I.  He was in a number of important battles, was taken to Belle Isle, and thence for a short time to Libby prison.  At the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, he was wounded in the leg, and discharged May 29, 1865.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 22.

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JOHN HARTMAN, son of John and Catharine (Winter) Hartman of Germany was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1830 and with his parents settled in Fulton County in 1845 where he was married in 1853 to Mary Krontz, born in Holmes County, Ohio in 1828 and whose parents, Henry and Catharine (Hay) Krontz, were natives of Pennsylvania, and settled in Fulton County in 1840.  John and Mary Hartman have four children:  Henry, Ira A., Marion E., and Martha E.  Jacob Hartman, brother of John H., was in the Union army in the war of the Rebellion.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 28.

ROBERT G. MURPHY was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1824 and married in Richland County in 1852 to Aurilla Beacox, born in Upper Canada, September 6, 1827.  They have a family of six children:  Leonard J. born January 22, 1853; Sophronia D., born March 28, 1855; Harriet L., born April 20, 1857; Charles F., born February 14, 1859; Orlando F., born May 27, 1862; Robert C., born July 21, 1865.  The parents of Robert Murphy, Baruch and Catharine (Gathery) Murphy, were born in Pennsylvania, in 1795 and 1799; the former died in 1848.  George and Laura (Seaton) Beacox, parents of Mrs. M., were born, the former in England, in 1899, the latter in New York in 1894.  They died in 1847 and 1875.  James Murphy and Leonard Beacox, brothers of the above couple, were in the Union army in the war of the Rebellion; the latter was a member of the 44th Regiment O.V.I.  He served four years, and was in Andersonville prison when the war closed.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 8.

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JAMES BLAIR was born in Scotland in 1810.  He is a son of Brice and Margaret Blair, the former of whom died in Scotland, in 1816, the latter resides in Pennsylvania at the advanced age of nearly one hundred years.   She came to America in 1841.  Mr. Blair’s first work in America was on the Croton aqueduct, in New York City, on section ninety-two which he superintended.  While thus employed, by an accident he lost his right leg, by which he was laid up six weeks, at the end of which time he returned to his work.  Mr. B. was married in Philadelphia, in 1846, to Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Thompson) Smith, born in Philadelphia in 1821.  They had twelve children:  Robert S., Francis T., James C., Samuel F., Sarah J., Margaret E., Wells C., Jessie F., Mary, Brice E., and Lizzie R.  Mrs. Blair lost two brothers in the Union army during the war of 1861-5 – Samuel Smith, killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, and James S., died in Philadelphia of wounds received in the service.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 16.

NAPOLEON WOOLEN MILLS, J. B. AUGENSTEIN, proprietor; S. Bigger, superintendent; J. Augenstein, treasurer, dealers in cloths, plain and fancy cassimeres, doeskins, tweeds, jeans, fancy and plain flannels, shawls, blankets, knitting yarn and wool.  Having recently put in a new engine, to obviate the stoppages in times of low water, and also increased largely our facilities for doing a general custom work, by the addition of new machinery, so that parties bringing work to our mills can always be sure of getting it the same day, making it a matter of interest to those especially who live at some distance, we would respectfully say to the citizens of Fulton and adjoining counties that all we desire is a trial, feeling assured that we can give satisfaction to all.  We have already a large trade in several of the western states, which has been steadily increasing, owning to the reputation our mills are gaining for manufacturing only first class goods, as we use no Shoddy in any of our manufactures.  We also keep constantly on hand a large line of first class goods of our own manufacture, which we exchange for wool, when desired, or we will pay the highest market prices in each; also hard soap and grease taken in exchange for goods.  Hoping to receive and merit the patronage of the farmers of Fulton County,
                              We are respectfully,
                                        NAPOLEON WOOLEN MILLS

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CHARLES GRAY and his wife Lizzie Cooper Gray, were born in England, in 1817 and 1841.  They were married in March 1870.  This was Mr. Gray’s third marriage.  He was married to Marilla Donelson, in 1843, by whom he had three children, George, James and Mary.  Mrs. G. died in 1851, and in 1853 Mr. Gray was married to Esther Cooper, by whom he had three children, William, Amos and Jennie.  The second Mrs. G. died in 1862.  George and Mary (Johnson) Gray, parents of the subject of this sketch were born in England; the former died in England in 1835, the latter in America in 1850 where she had removed in 1843.  George and James Gray belonged to the 38th Regiment O.V.I. in the war of the Rebellion.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, restaurant.

SEPTEMEOUS GRAY and his wife Jane Gray, were born in England, the former in Yorkshire, August 11, 1819, the latter in 1827.  They were married in Herkimer County, New York in 1852.  Their family consists of three daughters, Ella M., Emma J., and Ada E.  Mr. G. was a son of George and Mary Gray, of England; the former was born in 1780, the latter in 1778.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, restaurant.

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GEORGE E. STOKES son of George W., and Sarah (Moss) Stokes, of Pennsylvania, was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 8, 1850.  He was married in Wauseon, October 28, 1873, to Allie Beale born in Fulton County, Ohio, May 5, 1853.  The parents of Mrs. Stokes are George Beale, born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, October 7, 1822 and Elizabeth (Cornell) Beale, born in Wayne County, Ohio, October 4, 1828.  They removed to Fulton County in 1851, and were the second settlers in Wauseon.  Mr. Stokes settled in Fulton County in 1864.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, merchant.

ARCHIBALD GALLAGHER was born in Farmanagh County, Ireland, August 15, 1843.  He was married in Wauseon, September 1, 1866, to a daughter of Alfred and Lucretia Fisher Tracy, of Wayne County, Ohio who was born in Defiance County, Ohio in 1851.  Their children are:  John F., Alfred H., Archie E. (deceased), Effie M., and Nina Fay.  Archibald and Jane (Humphreys) Gallagher, parents of this sketch, were born, the former in Scotland, the latter in Ireland; both died in Canada.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, builder and contractor.

FRANK H. ROGERS, House, Sign, Fresco and Ornamental Painter.  Graining, Glazing, Paper-hanging, etc.  Engraving of all kinds done to order.  No 5 Cheadle’s block, Wauseon, Ohio.

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LORENZO D. BAYES, son of John and Nancy Bayes, the former of whom died in California in 1854, was born in Holmes County, May 18, 1836.  He was married in Mansfield, Ohio, April 30, 1868 to Phebe M., daughter of George and Elizabeth Gates, born in Mansfield, Ohio, April 8, 1838.  They have one son, Frank, born November 3, 1873.  Lorenzo D. Bayes enlisted in the service of his country August 2, 1862 in Company I, 38th Regiment, O.V.I. and served until June 5, 1865.  He was in the siege of Vicksburg twenty-one days without being off duty a single day or night.  Mr. Bayes settled in Fulton County in 1853.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, ice cream parlor and restaurant.

HENRY WEBER and his wife Mary (Schlatter) Weber, were born in Switzerland December 27, 1827 and January 8, 1834.  They were married at Wauseon in 1857 and have a family of seven children:  Lydia, born February 1, 1858 (deceased), Henry, born April 10, 1859, Albert, born June 5, 1864, Mary, born May 2, 1868, Lydia, born June 28, 1869, Bertha, born July 9, 1870 (deceased), William, born August 29, 1871, Emil, born May 29, 1874, and Bertha, born September 27, 1875.  The parents of this couple, Jacob and Barbara (Landis) Weber, and Andrew and Anna Schlatter, were all natives of Switzerland.  The latter couple settled in Fulton County in 1873.  The subject of this sketch settled in Fulton County in 1864.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, jeweler.

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WILLIAM MEEKS, son of William Meeks, born in Fairfield County in 1800, and died in Fulton County in 1875, and Rachel Carr, of Pennsylvania, now residing in Wauseon, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, April 4, 1832.  He was married in Wauseon in December, 1858 to his second wife, Mary J., daughter of James and Margaret Cornell, born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1840.  Their children are Flora B., Albert M., James (deceased), Franklin and Alice.  Mr. Meeks’ first wife was Helen M. Russell, who died in 1856 leaving one daughter, Mary H.  Mr. Meeks settled in Fulton County in 1856.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer and lumber dealer.

SYD(NEY) SHAFFER and his wife, Lucy (Gavitt) Shaffer, were born in Ohio.  He is a son of Rev. Dr. Hiram M. Shaffer, who was Presiding Elder of the M. E. Church for forty years, and who is the author of “Shaffer on Baptism,” and other standard denominational works.  His mother, Margaret (Barr) Shaffer, was a daughter of Col. John Barr, of Wooster, Ohio. She was born in Maryland.  Col. Jacob Shaffer, Grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a man possessed of much courage and firmness, and remarkable for his strict honesty.  He was a colonel under Gen. Harrison in 1812; yet, differing from him in politics, he refused to vote for him in 1840.  His wife, Sarah (Maple) Shaffer, was remarkable for her great piety, having joined the church when a child of nine years.  Mr. Shaffer has four brothers, William, Edwin, and Hamlin, all of whom were in the service during the war of the rebellion, and took part in many important battles.  He has three sisters, Sallie, Louisa and Cecelia.  Col. Shaffer’s family consisted of thirteen children whose average time of life is over sixty years.  More than half the family are alive, and at an advanced age.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, attorney at law.

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Hon. DRESDEN W. H. HOWARD was born in Dresden, New York, November 4, 1818, married in Monroe, Michigan, in December, 1843, came to Ohio in 1821, and settled in Fulton County in 1852.  He was a member of the board of equalization for real estate in the State of Ohio in 1870 and State Senator of Ohio in 1871, and Presidential elector in 1860-1.  Mr. Howard has two daughters, Osceola E. M., born April 12, 1845, and Mary Agnes, born February 17, 1861.  Edward Howard, father of the above, was born in Pennsylvania November 10, 1787, and died in Grand Rapids, Wood County, February 2, 1841.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812.  Nancy (Haight) Howard, mother of the above, was born in New York, February 5, 1789.  Mrs. Mary Howard is a daughter of William and Hannah Copeland, natives of Ireland, both of whom are deceased.  She was born in Seneca County, New York, May 4, 1824.  Thomas Howard, grandfather of D. W. H., was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer.

JAMES PEASE and his wife, Amanda (McNeil) Pease, were born in New York, May 4, 1821, and August 5, 1820.  They were married in the same state, December 30, 1841.  They have two children, Matilda, born September 2, 1848, and James, born December 11, 1855.  Anthony and Lydia (Taylor) Pease, parents of the subject of this sketch, were natives of Connecticut, the former, born in 1786, died in 1828 in New York; the latter, born in 1786, died in 1863.  Mrs. Pease’s parents, Minard and Betsey (Norton) McNeil, were born in New York in 1780 and 1792.  Mr. Pease settled in Fulton County in 1842.  He has always given largely for Christian enterprises, especially for the erection of buildings of public worship.  Jonathan Pease, brother of James, belonged to a New York regiment in the war of the rebellion, and died in the hospital at Arlington Heights.  James Pease, nephew of the same, was killed by a falling tree at Arlington Heights.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 24.

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JACOB FUNK, son of Jacob and Dorcas Funk, the former of Germany, the latter of Virginia, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, February 13, 1818.  He was married in Holmes County, Ohio in 1842 to Rachel Wells, daughter of William and Mary Wells, of Maryland, born in Muskingum County, Ohio, January 16, 1824.  They have a family of five children, Mary E., Festus F., Elias A., George W., and Frank M.  Festus was a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry in 1864.  Mr. Funk settled in Fulton County in 1843.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 2.

CHARLES F. NASON was born in Crawford County, Ohio, October 9, 1846.  He is a son of James H. and Margaret (Wolf) Nason, who were born in New York in 1812 and 1816 and died in 1868 and 1872.  Mr. Nason settled in Fulton County in 1874.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer.

ELLIOTT BAYES, son of William W. and Mary (Tedrow) Bayes, of Pennsylvania who were born in 1809 and 1816, was born in Fulton County, Ohio August 9, 1840.  He was married in Clinton Township, November 25, 1875, to Frances, daughter of William and Nancy Fraker, who was also born in Fulton County, Ohio, February 8, 1854.  Mr. Bayes belonged to Company D, 130th Regiment, O.V.I., in the late war of 1861-5.  Isaac E., brother of the above, belonged to the 86th Regiment, O.V.I., in the same war.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 22.

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GEORGE W. VALENTINE, son of Joshua and Rebecca (Drum) Valentine, of Pennsylvania, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, December 28, 1829.  He has been married three times.  His first wife was Mary A. Liest, who died May 7, 1857, leaving four children, Mary E., Samantha, Susan and Solomon.  His second wife was Mary J. Raker, who died May 13, 1872, leaving seven children, Otho, Adella, Margaret E., Elmore, John, Lela, and Ulysses S. G.  Mr. Valentine was married a third time, May 19, 1875, to Mary A., daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Clark, born in Fulton County, April 24, 1853.  Mr. Valentine enlisted in the Union army, in May 1864, in Company D., 130th Regiment, O.V.I., and served until close of the war.  He settled in Fulton County in 1865.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 30.

JOSEPH WELLS, son of James and Nancy (Polan) Wells of Maryland, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, October 14, 1817.  His wife, Elizabeth Campbell, was born in Virginia in 1813.  They were married in December 1848, in Fulton County, where Mr. Wells settled in 1838.  They have three children, Elizabeth, Elvira and Lucinda.  This was Mr. Wells’ second marriage.  His first wife was Eliza Dye, by whom he had one son, Reasin, who died in the army during the late rebellion.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, farmer, section 19.

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JOHN A. CLARK was born in Alleghany County, Maryland, September 19, 1829, married in Fulton County, January 26, 1854, and settled in Fulton County in 1841.  He is a son of Ebenezer and Mary Clark, born in Maryland in 1801 and 1809.  Mrs. Elizabeth Clark is a daughter of Phillip and Susan (Razor) Krontz, natives of Ohio who settled in Fulton County in 1842.  She was born in Wayne County, Ohio, September 22, 1834.  The couple have five children, James M., Noah N., Solomon J., William R., and Eliza J.  Adam Clark, brother of John A., was killed instantly at the battle of Petersburg.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, farmer, section 19.

LEWIS T. CHASE, and his wife, Hannah L. (Stiles) Chase, were born in New York, the former in Ontario County, December 8, 1828, the latter in Niagara County, New York, December 9, 1838.  They were married in Pittsford, Michigan, January 19, 1852.  Their children are Emmetta I., Sarah M., and Lewis R.  The parents of Mr. Chase, Stephen and Sally (Osborn) Chase, were natives of New York.  The former died in 1834, the latter in 1875.  Mrs. Chase was a daughter of Jessie and Rebecca (Potter) Stiles, the former of New Hampshire, the latter of New York, both deceased.  They had a family of five children of whom two, Hannah I., and Kay T., are living, and David, Horace and Alonzo deceased.  Hiram O. Perkins, half-brother of L. T. Chase, was killed near Richmond, Virginia.  He was a member of the 1st Michigan Regiment, O.V.I.  During the patriot war Mr. Clark’s grandfather was hung by the Canadians for being a patriot.  His great grandmother on the mother’s side, lived to be 121 years and six months old and died in Ira, Cayuga County, New York.  His father was supposed to have been killed by the Indians in Michigan in 1835.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, R. R. Conductor and farmer.

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ALVRADO SIMMONS was a family of seven children, John, James, Parker, Jeremiah, Alonzo, Alvrado, Sarah and Ann, sons and daughters of James and Eva (Houseman) Simmons of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, who now reside in Putman County, Ohio.  He was born in Williams County, May 15, 1854.  He had four brothers in the Union army:  Benjamin in the 38th Regiment O.V.I, John in the 48th Regiment O.V.I., who was wounded at the battle of Stone River, James in the 38th Regiment O.V.I., and Parker in the 100-day service.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, farmer, section 32.

PETER LININGER, son of John and Mary (Binder) Lininger, the former of Germany, the latter of Switzerland, and who settled in Fulton County in 1835, was born in Fulton County, November 12, 1843.  He was married in German Township, March 17, 1864, to Anna, daughter of John and Anna (Burkholder) Funkhouser, of Switzerland, who was born in Switzerland, January 6, 1843.  They have a family of six children, Rosina, John F., Emma C., Annie E., Wilhelmina M., and Mary J.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, farmer, section 5.

MATHIAS MILEY was born in Pennsylvania, March 21, 1821.  He is a son of John and Margaret Wiley, of Germany.  He was married in December, 1866, to Catharine, daughter of William and Lucy (Garrett) Skinner, of Virginia, who was born in Virginia, April 15, 1838.  Mr. Wiley’s children are Joseph (deceased), Catharine, Rachel, Libbie, Harvey, George, Mary, Eli, Elisha, and John (deceased).  These are children by his first wife, Delilah Cramer, who died in 1863.  He has one son, Amos, by his present wife.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business farmer, section 33.

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JOSEPH CAMMARN was one of a family of eleven children – Samuel, Mary, Deborah, Elizabeth, John D., Henry, Lydia, Joseph, Nancy, George and William, sons and daughters of John and Nancy Cammarn of Pennsylvania, who were born in 1798.  He was born April 22, 1836.  Mrs. Nancy E. Cammarn was also of a family of eleven children:  Amelia, Lettia, Samantha, Hiram, Reuben, Rebecca, David, Eunice, Nancy E. and A. J., sons and daughters of David and Rebecca Wells; the former of Maryland; the latter of Ohio.  Mr. And Mrs. Cammarn were married in Holmes County, Ohio October 1, 1857.  They have two children:  Alice M., born May 19, 1860 and Judson R., born November 21, 1863.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 33.

JACOB FIRST and his wife, Lucinda (Geer) First, were born in Ohio; the former in Wayne County, April 18, 1818; the latter in Portage County, September 9, 1823.  They were married in Fulton County, November 29, 1842.  Their family consists of eleven children:  Octolona born October 20, 1843; Soloma born October 20, 1843; James H. born November 4, 1847; Phenias born March 30, 1849 (died November, 1855); Tryphena born March 11, 1851 (died March, 1851); Samuel S. born March 10, 1853; Mary E. born April 20, 1855; Silas born November 9, 1857; Zacheus born August 20, 1861; George W. born December 19, 1863; Edmund L. born April 17, 1865.  Phineas and Elizabeth First, parents of the subject of this sketch, were born in Pennsylvania.  Smith and Orlinda Geer, parents of Mrs. First, were natives of Vermont.  They settled in Fulton County in 1840 where they both died.  Mr. First had one son, Octolona, in the Union army, belonging to the 130th Regiment O.N.G.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 27.

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PETER SULLIVAN, Nativity, Ohio.  Business, Publisher, Democrat Expositor.  Residence, Wauseon.

FRANCIS D. MARCKLEY, son of George and Maria C. Marckley, of Pennsylvania, was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1822.  He was married in Fulton County in 1851 to Sophia, daughter of Lewis and Catharine Eckhart, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio, February 14, 1833.  They have a family of nine children:  Francis (deceased), Andrew, Maria C., Sophia, Daniel, Solomon, Mary E. (deceased), Edward L. and William.  Mr. Marckley settled in Fulton County in 1839.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 12.

A. F. GREEN was born in Vermont and resides in York Township, Fulton County, Ohio.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 33.

JOHN HOPPER was born in Pennsylvania.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer,
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Rev. E. A. BERRY was born in Canada.  Past M. E. Church, Fulton County in 1873.  Post-office, Lima, Allen County.

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