Fulton County Historical Atlas
1875 Personal Histories



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Clinton Township - page 3 (page 17 of the original 1875 Atlas)

A.G. HOLLOWAY, Physician and Surgeon, Wauseon, Ohio.

N. N. GORSUCH, Post-office, Emery. Nativity, Maryland.  Business, farmer,
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NORTON & CURTIS LIVERY, Livery.  Fresh Horses and Good Carriages.  South side Railroad, corner Fulton and Birch Streets, Wauseon, Ohio.

DAVID B. ALLEN and his wife, Maria (Terry) Allen, were born in Connecticut; the former in East Windsor, March 1, 1809; the latter in Enfield, Hartford County, January 1, 1810.  They were married in Connecticut, May 7, 1854.  Their children are Mabel M., Elizabeth H., Amelia B., Loretta W., Mary F. (died September 18, 1871, Harriet G. (died October 8, 1848 and Julia A. (died July 17, 1870.  Daniel and Submit Allen, parents of David B. were born in Connecticut; the former died in 1847, the latter in 1857.  The old homestead on which Mr. Allen was born in Connecticut came in possession of the Allen family in 1730 and is now in the possession of Seth S. Allen, one of the lineal descendants.  Christopher and Hannah (Griswold) Terry, parents of Mrs. Allen, were also natives of Connecticut, where the former died in 1849, the latter in 1839.  Mr. Allen settled in Fulton County in 1855.  He has been justice of the peace for ten or twelve years.  Post-office, Pettisville.  Business, County Commissioner.

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THOMAS B. McKIBBIN and his wife, Elizabeth (Wires) McKibbin, were born in Ohio; the former in Holmes County, February 24, 1835; the latter in Fulton County, February 10, 1844.  They were married at Delta in 1864, and have a family of six children:  Russell B., Agnes A., Cora J., Emma M., Nora E., and Clara N.  Thomas McKibbin, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Ireland, in 1806, and died in Fulton Co., in 1873.  Eleanor (Bayes) McKibbin, mother of the same was born in Pennsylvania in 1804, and also died in Fulton County in 1873.  George and Elizabeth (Sampson) Wires, parents of Mrs. McKibbin, were born in Ireland about 1785 and 1800.  They settled in Fulton County in 1838; the former died in Toledo in 1855, the latter in Fulton County in 1848.  Mr. McKibbin had two brothers, Robert and William McKibbin, in the war of 1861-5.  Mrs. McKibbin had one son, James Wires in the same war.  Mr. McKibbin settled in Fulton County in 1838.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer, section 10.

ADAM ZIMMERMAN came from Switzerland about the commencement of the Revolutionary war as a soldier in one of the British German Regiments.  He was taken prisoner at Trenton, and when exchanged, immediately enlisted in the Army of the United States, and enduring the hardships common to the Revolutionary soldier.  He was captain of a company, and at one time went into battle after living for three days previous on parched corn.  He was wounded by a rifle ball passing through his body.  He recovered from the wound, and at the close of the war, was married to a Miss Shat, and settled in Frederick County, Maryland where he died leaving three children:  George, Catharine and Polly.  The widowed mother married Jacob Weller and moved to Virginia.  Of these children, Catharine married Andrew Moore; Polly married Christian Norman; and George was bound to a blacksmith when fourteen years old and served until twenty-one years of age.  He was married in Virginia to Barbara Norman and removed to Champaign County, Ohio in 1808.  Champaign was then a frontier county.  He was there during the war of 1812 and was engaged in gunsmithing, making swords, tomahawks, butcher knives, etc. for Hull’s Army, a substitute having been procured for him, that he might be left at home to work in the shop.  He died in 1841 leaving five children:  Katharine, John, George W., Joseph N. and Isaac.  Katharine married Jacob Whitmore, a farmer; John is an eminent physician; Joseph died in 1841; Isaac is a farmer; and Mrs. Zimmerman still living, was ninety-two years of age, October 20, 18874.  George W. Zimmerman was born April 31, 1814.  At the age of sixteen he took charge of a saw mill, and labored with his father until he was twenty-two years of age.   He then commenced the lumber business for himself with $16.18 in money.  He was prosperous, soon bought some land, and when that was paid for bought more until he was the owner of 500 or 600 acres.  He then turned his attention to farming, stock raising, commission business and agencies.  He was married to Sarah Berry, April 19, 1842  They had a family of five children:  Elizabeth J., Clara A., Sylvester B., John W., and Ampy W.  In the Spring of 1871, the father divided the sum of $30,000 among his children, seeing them happily settled as farmers.  Mr. Zimmerman was left free to indulge in a taste which he had always felt, for raising bees.  He traveled over five states viz.:  Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio and Indiana making observations as a practical bee keeper, for he became at the age of fourteen years, the owner of a colony of bees in a log gum and has ever since been experimenting in that line.  After trying many patent hives, in the year 1868, he improved and adopted the Langstroth movable comb hive, which he introduced with the greatest success wherever he traveled.  For the past ten years he has made a specialty of this business and has been engaged in raising queens for fifteen years.  He settled in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio in 1872, and introduced the Italian Bees and his improved frame.  He located at Pleasant Grove Apiary where he keeps from fifty to sixty stocks of Italian bees.  At lease 2,000 of his hives are in use in Henry and adjoining counties.  He is now President of the North American Bee Keepers’ Society, to which office he was elected in 1875, and which society holds its next annual meeting at Philadelphia on the Centennial grounds, October 25, 1876.

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Dover Township - page 3

GEORGE P. CAMPBELL, son of Z. B. and Lydia A. Campbell – the former born in Stark County, Ohio, the latter in Green County, Pennsylvania, - was born in Green County, Pennsylvania, March 10, 1847.  He was married in Henry County, Ohio, December 22, 1870 to Sarah H., daughter of John and Anna Scofield of New York who was born in Cayahoga Co., Ohio, September 9, 1839.  They have one son, Clair S., born January 27, 1872.  Mr. Campbell settled in Fulton County in 1872.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, physician.  Residence, Spring Hill.

DAVID K. NUMBERS, son of Jacob and Amelia Numbers; the former residing in Michigan; the latter (deceased), was born in Wayne county, Ohio December 21, 1844.  He was married in Ottokee, August 4, 1875 to Lou Rowley, who was born in Michigan, October 25, 1857.  Her parents, Marcus and Jerusha Rowley were born – the former in New York; the latter in Pennsylvania, and reside in Michigan.  They had two sons, Lafayette and George who served in the war of the Rebellion; the former belonged to Company A, 9th Michigan Cavalry and was discharged after two years’ service on account of ill health; the latter was honorably discharged at the close of war.  Enoch Numbers, brother of the subject of this sketch, enlisted in the Union army in 1861.  He received a flesh wound at the battled of Pittsburg Landing, served his three years and was honorable discharged, but with impaired health which finally caused his death.  Mr. Numbers with his parents came into Fulton County in 1845.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, merchant and postmaster.

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HENRY HERREMAN, son of Thomas and Marium Herreman – the former of England, the latter of New York – was born in Livingston County, January 18, 1811.  He was married in Ashtabula County, Ohio, January, 1838, to Salvina, daughter of Warren Loomis who still resides in the same county, where his daughter was also born October 1, 1819.  Their family consists of five children:  Elsie, Charles (deceased), Warren, Emily and Anastatia.  Mr. Herreman settled in Fulton County in 1844; has been justice of the peace, and enlisted in the Union Army in Co. A, 67th Regiment O.V.I. in the medical department and was honorable discharged in 1865.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farming and physician, section 36.

LYMAN N. COOK, son of Lyman and Mehitable Cook, of New York was born in Fulton County, Ohio February 5, 1848.  He was married in Wauseon, December 25, 1871, to Jennie Swart, who was born in New York, July 4, 181.  Her parents, John and Amy Swart, were born, the former in New York, the latter in Connecticut.  The children of this couple are:  George E., born December 28, 1873 and Elmer, an adopted son born June 28, 1861.  David Swart, brother of Mrs. Cook, enlisted in the Union army in 1861, served one year, and died and was buried in the South.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, farmer, section 32.

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MARTIN BEVER son of Solomon and Maria Bever, of  Virginia, from whence they removed to Seneca County, Ohio, was born in Seneca County, Ohio May 22, 1838.  He was married in Michigan, December, 1873, to Elizabeth Stryker, born in New York, November 18, 1840.  Their children are:  Addie, born October 8, 1864; Ida B., born June 3, 1868; and Laura J., born August 3, 1871.  Mrs. Bever’s parents, William and Elizabeth Stryker, were born, the former in New York, died in Fulton County in 1872; the latter in Canada, died in Michigan in 1842.  Mr. Bever enlisted in the Union army, Company B, 57th Regiment O.V.I. in 1861.  He was wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing and discharged in 1862.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farming, section 4.

JOHN J. SCHNALL, and his wife Catharine (Remaly) Schnall, were both born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, January 24, 1805, and December 31, 1802.  They were married in the same county in March, 1824.  They have a family of nine children, five living:  Jacob born January 9, 1825; Mary A. born March 1, 1827; Caroline, born September 17, 1829; Harrison born January 17, 1831; Sarah R; Harriet born in 1839 (deceased), Augusta born in 1843; infant son (deceased); James H., born April 7, 1837.  Jacob and Barbara Schnall, parents of the subject of this sketch were natives of Pennsylvania, Northampton County where they died.  John and Catharine Remaly, parents of Mrs. Schnall, were also born and died in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Schnall was in the Border war and also in the Black Hawk war.  He purchased and commenced building in Fulton County in 1837.  There were at that time but three white residents in what was then York Township. Wild animals were abundant.  In 1842-3 Dover Township was organized.  Mr. Schnall has filled the office of county surveyor twenty-one years, also other offices of trust.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, County Surveyor and farmer, section 5.

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Rev. RICHARD WINBIGLER, and his wife, Eliza J. (Davis) Winbigler, were born in Ashland County, Ohio, October 22, 1834 and January 17, 1854.  They were married in the same county, May 1, 1872.  Their children are:  Wilson W., born June 26, 1863; Albert D., born May 15, 1865; and Ross, born July 9, 1869.  John and Mary Winbigler, parents of the subject of this sketch were born, the former in Maryland, the latter in Virginia.  William and Maria Davis, parents of Mrs. Winbigler, were natives of Pennsylvania, from whence they removed to Ashland County, Ohio.  Mr. Winbigler settled in Fulton County in 1873.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, Disciple minister, section 6.

HIRAM INMAN was born in Huron County, March 8, 1818.  His father, Malavery Inman, was born in Rhode Island, and his mother, Sarah Inman, was born in Huron County, Ohio, where both parents died.  The subject of this sketch has been three times married.  His first wife was Rhoda Price, by whom he had five children:  Abram, who died in Libby prison; Phoeba, Silva, and Hiram.  His second wife was Lucretia Silcox; she left no children.  His third wife was Sarah A. Hill, by whom he had three children:  Hannah (deceased), Sarah and Hiram.  Mr. Inman enlisted in the Union army in Company F., 10th Ohio Cavalry, in 1873, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, farmer, section 33.

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FEIS GUGGENHEIM and his wife Josephine (Gundelfinger), were born in Bavaria, Germany, October 11, 1823 and December 25, 1828.  They were also married in Germany in 1854 and emigrated to America the same year.  They first located in New York, then in Michigan, and settled in Fulton County, Ohio in 1864.  Their children are:  Henry, born August 5, 1855; Edith born February 26, 1859; Frank, born November 21, 1873; Samuel L., born July 8, 1866.  Henry and Edith Guggenheim and Marx and Clara Gundelfinger, parents of the above, were natives of Germany, and never came to America.  Mr. Guggenheim has filled several offices of trust in the township.  Post-office, Tedrow. K Business, merchant.  Residence, Spring Hill.

Rev. R. C. SHEPHERD, son of James and Jennie Shepherd, the former of Virginia, the latter of Georgia, was born in Berkley County, Virginia, April 13, 1813.  He was married to his second wife, Sarah Reckner, in Fulton County July 16, 1871.    His wife was born in Maryland in 1823.  His first wife was Catherine Jewell, by whom he had seven children:  William R. (deceased), Orilla (deceased), Z. W., James K., Nancy J. (deceased), Mary E. (deceased), and Melvilla.  James enlisted in the Union army, 67th Regiment O.V.I. in 1862, served one year, and was discharged on account of sickness.  Isaac and Martha Reckner, parents of Mrs. Shepherd, were born in Maryland, and came to this county in 1854.  Mr. Shepherd preached in Fulton County thirty-two years ago.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, shoemaker and Disciple minister.

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ISAIAH L. HAGERMAN, son of John J. and Sarah Hagerman of New York was born in Fairfield, Michigan, July 26, 1840.  He was married in Fulton County, Ohio March 23, 1865 to Hattie E. Schnall, who was born in the same county, October 27, 1839.  They have one son, William.  Mr. Hagerman’s parents settled in Fulton County in 1835, and J. J. and Catharine Schnall, parents of Mrs. Hagerman, in 1838.  Mr. Hagerman in 1862.  He had one brother in the Union army who belonged to the 1st Wisconsin Battery, which took part in the siege of Vicksburg.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, drover.

OSCAR A. COBB and his wife, Phoebe (Knapp) Cobb, were born in Connecticut, the former in New London County, June 23, 1817, the latter in Fairfield County, October 6, 1820.  They were married in New York City, November 3, 1841.  Their children are:  Ernest G., born August 17, 1843 (deceased March 2, 1863); Albert H., born July 20, 1848; Ada E., born September 14, 1851 (deceased September 22, 1856); James E., born January 27, 1857 (deceased September 14 1858); and Dora A., born January 19, 1861.  The parents of this couple, Anson and Nancy Cobb, were born in Connecticut, August 14, 1786 and July 22, 1791; they removed to New York; and Archa and Betsey Knapp, also born in Connecticut, September 10, 1786 and February 10, 1783.  They removed to Fulton County in 1846.  Ernest G. Cobb enlisted in Company A, 67th Regiment O.V.I. December 14, 1861, served one year, was taken sick and discharged and died eleven weeks after returning home.  Mr. Cobb has filled the office of sheriff four years, has been infirmary director, township trustee and real estate assessor.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farmer and stock raiser, section 35.

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CEYLON S. DURY, son of James and Sarah Dury, the former of Connecticut, the latter of New York; was born in Huron County, Ohio, October 6, 1844, and married in Hillsdale County, Michigan June 23, 1861 to Matilda J. Mercer, daughter of George and Jane Mercer, who settled in Wood County in 1853.  She was born in Wood County, July 22, 1845.  They have four children:  Francis A., born December 9, 1863 (deceased May 4, 1864); Eva J. born March 18, 1865; Ida M., born November 17, 1866; and Arta I, born October 19, 1871.  Mrs. Dury had four brothers:  William, Samuel, Horace, and Reason, in the war of 1861-5.  They all received an honorable discharge.  Mr. Dury settled in Fulton County in 1869. Post-office, Ottokee. Business, farming and stock raising, section 2.

WILLIAM WAID, son of Warner and Hannah Waid of Connecticut, was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1818.  He has been married three times.  His first wife was Orpha G. Canfield, born in New York, March 8, 1823, died April 7, 1864.  She had five children:  Minnie M., born November 30, 1847; Warner T., born 1850 (deceased); Charles H., born December 19, 1851; Emma L., born April 18, 1857; and Lemuel F., born October 1, 1859.  His second wife was Hannah E. Bartlett, born April 26, 1829, deceased February 18, 1872.  He was married to his third wife, Maria Kipp, born in New York, January 15, 1833, September 11, 1872.  They have one child, Clarence W., born May 22, 1874.  The parents of his present wife are Peter and Prudence Kipp.  Mr. Waid settled in Fulton County in 1845.  He has been justice of the peace and township trustee.   He had a half-brother in the Union army.  Post-office, Emery.  Business, farmer and postmaster, section 5.

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BARNEY H. ANDERSON, born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 5, 1835, is the youngest of a family of seven children, four of whom are now living, sons and daughters of Barney and Elizabeth Anderson, born in Pennsylvania, in 1790 and 1799 who settled in Cleveland at an early day.  The former was a personal friend of General Jackson, and a soldier in the war of 1812.  He was armed and mounted for the contest between Ohio and Michigan and has since presented his sons with the pistol he was to have carried.  He died March 25, 1875; the latter is still living.  The subject of this sketch was married to Mary M. Ingersoll, whose adopted name was Robbins, February 27, 1859 and settled in Fulton County in 1870.  Mrs. Anderson died on consumption in 1870 leaving two children:  Lettie E. born June 8, 1860; and Benjamin F., born January 17, 1861.  He was married a second time to Ellen M. Spring in Fulton County in 1870.  She was a daughter of Milton and Eunice Spring, the former of Massachusetts, the latter of Ohio.  She had three brothers:  Sylvester, Cornelius, and Neal, soldiers in the war of 1861-5.  Mr. Anderson has filled several township offices of trust.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, farmer and carpenter, section 33.

CHARLES H. WAID, son of William and Orpha Waid was born in Fulton County, Ohio, December 19, 1851.  Post-office, Emery.  Business, farmer, section 5.

ABNER WILCOX and his wife Mary A. (Collamore) Wilcox, were born in New York, the former in Clinton County, October 21, 1819, the latter in Sackett’s Harbor, August 4, 1818.  They were married in Rochester, New York, March 3, 1841.  Their family consists of seven children:  Augustus born December 25, 1841; Albertus, born July 28, 1844; Josiah, born October 28, 1846; Eli, born February 1, 1849; Truman, born September 3, 1852; Thomas, born April 26, 1856; Doc D., born August 19, 1859.  Mr. Wilcox’s parents, Josiah and Hannah (Bullis) Wilcox, were born in Vermont, the former December 16, 1788, and died in New York in 1859; the latter in 1789 and died in Fulton County May 24, 1875.  Mrs. Wilcox’s parents, Elisha and Polly (Rowe) Collamore, were born, the former in Kennebec, Maine, September 25, 1789, and was drowned in the Otonabe River April 17, 1844; the latter was born in Jefferson County, New York, August 27, 1791 and died in Rochester, New York, 1832.  Mr. Wilcox had four sons in the Union army:  Augustus enlisted in 1861; Albertus in 1861; Josiah in 1862 and Eli in 1865; all were faithful soldiers and received an honorable discharged at the close of the war.  Mr. Wilcox sailed on the lakes eighteen summers in all positions.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, proprietor of hotel and farmer.

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STUART YOUNG, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Young, of Ireland, was born in New York, August 20, 1819.  He was married in Berlin, Erie County, Ohio, January 1, 1845 to Marilla M. Pearl who was born in Erie County, Ohio June 2, 1826 and died May 15, 1870.  Their children are:  Mary E., born December 29, 1845; Ansel born December 30, 1850, died in 1858; Clara born June, 1852; Georgia born December 28, 1862.  Mrs. Y’s parents, O. and Mary Pearl, were born in Connecticut but removed to Erie County, Ohio.  Mr. Young had two sons-in-law in the Union army in the war of 1861-5.  He settled in Fulton County in 1870.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, cooper.

JOSEPH SHADLE settled in Fulton County in 1845.  He is a son of Phillip and Mary Shadle, the former of Pennsylvania, the latter of Ireland, and was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, August 16, 1815.  He was married in the same state, October 18, 1833 to Jane Burke, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Burke, the former of Connecticut, the latter of Maryland, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 29, 1812.  Their family consists of ten children:  Hosea, Richard, William Allen, Ferdinand, Luther, Harvey, Rebecca, Mary A. Emiline, and Florence.  Richard enlisted in the Union army in the 14th Regiment O.V.I. in 1861.  Hosea enlisted in Company A., 67th Regiment O.V.I. in 1861 and was discharged on account of poor health after serving nine months.  Allen enlisted in the 100th Regiment O.V.I. in 1861 and was discharged on account of poor health after six months.  Ferdinand enlisted in the 10th Ohio Cavalry, in 1862 and was honorably discharged in 1865.  Mr. Shadle has filled the offices of county commissioner, justice of the peace, and constable.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farmer and county commissioner, section 35.

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THOMPSON TODD and his wife Caroline (McLaughlin) Todd were born in Pennsylvania, October 15, 1830 and March 16, 1831.  They were married in the same state, October 17, 1850.  Their family is as follows:  Henry, born October 11, 1851; Winfield, born June 18, 1853, died February 16, 1855; John A., born May 14, 1855; Jenetta, born December 5, 1859 (deceased); Uriah, born August 22, 1861; Ulysses G., born January 23, 1864; William S., born October 9, 1865; Melvin J., born January 13, 1868; Ida born June 11, 1869; Cora, born August 21, 1871; Homer, born November 22, 1873.  Alexander and Sarah Todd, parents of the subject of this sketch were born, the former in Maryland, the latter in Pennsylvania.  They both died in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  John and Susannah McLaughlin, parents of Mrs. Todd, were born in Pennsylvania, where the former died, the latter resides in Fulton County.  Mr. Todd settled in Fulton, in 1850, and endured pioneer hardships, worked for fifty cents a day, etc.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farmer, section 36.

WILLIS H. NORTON, son of Charles and Delilah (Vandora) Norton was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, June 4, 1850.  He was married in Michigan, July 18, 1874 to Annie Herreman, daughter of Henry and Salvina Herreman, the former of Genesee County, New York, the latter of Ashtabula County, Ohio who was born in Ottokee, Fulton County, Ohio, November 19, 1856.  They have one son, Jesse L., born May 1, 1875.  Mr. Norton is one of a family of nine children:  Ella, Ida, Charles M., born in Marseilles, Wyandot County, Ohio, November 14, 1856; Frank, Blanche, Roscoe, Effie, Alida B., and Floy.  The father of these children was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, August 3, 1826, and the mother was born in Livingston County, New York, September 3, 1829.  Post-office, Ottokee. Business, farmer.

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LEWIS P. SPAULDING, son of Lyman and Betsey Spaulding of Vermont was born in Windsor County, Vermont, February 28, 1832.  He was married in Lorain County, Ohio, April 8, 1855, to Louisa M. Graves, daughter of Solomon and Minerva Graves of Vermont who was born in Alleghany County, New York April 6, 1833.  Their children are:  Emma L. born August 4, 1856; Addie M. born December 26, 1858; Ardelia L., born June 16, 1861; Allen L., born September 9, 1868.  Mr. Spaulding enlisted in Company H, 103rd Regiment O.V.I. in 1862, served his country faithfully through the war, and was honorably discharged in 1865.  He settled in Fulton County in 1867.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farmer, section 35.

JAMES GALBRAITH and his wife were born in Ireland, the former August 29, 1816.  They were married in Michigan.  Mr. Galbraith has been married three times.   His first wife, Mary Bodkin, had three children:  Mary (deceased), Charles B., and Martha.  His second wife, Sarah H. Patterson, had four children:  James, Alexander, William (deceased), and an infant (deceased).  His present wife also has four children:  Ida, Frank F., Cassius C., Eugene A. and Alice.  Patrick and Elizabeth Galbraith, parents of the above were born in Ireland.  They came to America and settled in New York.  Mr. G. enlisted in the Union army, Company E, 68th Regiment O.V.I., took part in a number of battles, and received an honorable discharge in 1864.  He had one son in Company K, 38th Regiment O.V.I. who enlisted in 1861, and was mortally wounded at the battle of Jonesborough.  Mr. G. settled in Fulton County in 1864.  Post-office, Wauseon.  Business, farmer and surveyor, section 4.

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EUGENE T. CRANE, son of Philander and Darkus Crane, of New York was born in Monroe City, Michigan, November 20, 1847.  His brothers and sisters are:  Theophilus (deceased), Henrietta (deceased), and Edward.  His parents settled in Fulton County in 1837, and his mother died in 1849.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, farmer.

JOHN SEIBOLD and his wife Rosine M. (Nuding) Seibold were born in Wurtemburg, Germany June 8, 1828 and November 7, 1832.  They were also married in the same country July 3, 1850.  They had a family of eight children:  Catharine M., born January 18, 1851; Charles born July 4, 1852, died in February 1853; George J., born November 24, 1850; William H., born November 30, 1855; Theodore F., born January 9, 1858; Calvin E., born December 25, 1859; Mary A., born March 30, 1860; Amelia R., born July 17, 1866.  Frederick and Catharine Seibold, parents of the subject of this sketch were born and married in Germany.  Gottfrey and Margarett Nuding, parents of Mrs. S. were also natives of Germany.  Mr. S. enlisted in the Union army in February, 1863, and was honorably discharged August 20, 1865.  Post-office, Ottokee.  Business, farmer and carpenter, section 9.

GAVIN SMELLIE, son of Gavin and Amanda Smellie, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 8, 1833.  He was married in Madison County, Ohio, December 28, 1857, to Julia A. Whittecar, daughter of Ephraim D. and Rebecca Whittecar, the former of New Jersey, and the latter of Ohio, who was born in Madison County, Ohio, December 24, 1837.  Their children are:  Amanda, born June 21, 1859; Charles H. born April 12, 1861; Henry B., born June 26, 1863; Emma J., born November 3, 1871; Charles (deceased, November 14, 1862.  Mr. Smellie enlisted in the Union army August 15, 1861, and was honorably discharged in September, 1864.  He settled in Fulton County, in 1869.  Post-office, Tedrow.  Business, farmer, section 9.

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