Does anyone recognize this Home?I live in Michigan, but my grandfather, who passed away 46 years ago once lived in Wauseon. I have an old picture of a huge brick home with a picture of my grandfather standing in front of it holding a horse. I've been told that the house could have been in Wauseon. My great grandfather would have been David Beebe. His son, my grandfather, was Arthur Beebe. I also know that David's father was named Lyman. I know it's a long shot, is it possible that someone would recognize it? Are there still a lot of these huge brick homes still around there?
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Arthur J. Beebe, one of the representative young farmers of Chesterfield township, Denson being his post office address, was born on the homestead farm, not far distant from his present residence, on the 17th of November, 1884, being a son of David L. and Eunice E. (Butler) Beebe. He was reared on the home farm and continued his studies in the public schools of Denson for a period of ten years, after which he was a student in the high school at Morenci, Michigan for one year. Since leaving school he has given his attention to systematic and successful farming, owning a fine landed estate of two-hundred and sixteen acres, which he is managing with marked energy and discrimination, though, he has but recently attained to his legal majority, in November, 1905. He is a Republican in his political proclivities, and in a fraternal way is identified with Lodge of the Modern Woodmen of America at Lyons. He is distinctively popular in the community, which has represented his home from the time of birth and is a member of one of the prominent families of this section, a review of the career of his father being incorporated in the succeeding memoir, so that it is not demanded that the record be repeated in the present connection. On Christmas day of the year 1904, Mr. Beebe was united in marriage to Miss Ethel Mead, who was born in Chesterfield township, April 13, 1887, being a daughter of Oscar J. and Cora (Sanford) Mead, the former of whom was born in Fulton county, in 1859, and the latter in Michigan, in 1869, and they now reside on-their homestead farm, one and one-half miles northwest of the village of Lyons, in Chesterfield township. Mr and Mrs. Mead have five children, namely: Mabel, wife of Clarence Force, of Weston, Michigan; Ethel, wife of the subject of this sketch, and Myrtle, Lloyd, and Velma, remaining at the parental home.
David L. Beebe, one of the prominent farmers and extensive land-holders of Chesterfield township, is a member of one of the influential pioneer families of Fulton county, which has been his home from the time of his nativ1ty. He was born in Chesterfield township, June 20, 1853, and he was here reared and educated, being afforded the advantages of the common schools and growing up under the grateful discipline of the farm. February 19, 1874, Mr. Beebe was here married to Miss Eunice E. Butler, who was born in Chesterfield township, May 29, 1853, being a daughter of John S. and Lavina Butler , early settlers of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Beebe have five children. Namely: Roa H., who is the wife of Walter Fay, a successful young farmer of Chesterfield township; Arthur J., who is individually mentioned on another page of this work; and Myrtle and Clara, who remain at the parental home. Mr. Beebe is the owner of three-hundred and forty-four acres of valuable land, and in addition to his extensive agricultural operations he is also a larger grower of and dealer in live stock of all kinds. In political matters his support is given to the Republican party, and both he and his wife are valued members of the church. David L. Beebe is a son of Lyman L. and Hulda Beebe. The father was born in Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, July 1, 1808, being a son of A. M. and Lucrettia (Huntly) Beebe, both born in Connecticut, while they passed the closing years of their lives in the State of New York. For his first wife Lyman L. Beebe married Miss Julia Clement, who was born in Ontario County, New York, a daughter of John and Esther (Niles) Clement, the former born in England and the latter in New York State. Mrs. Julia Beebe died on the 4th of September, 1849, her children having been as follows: Nelson, born December 14, 1836, died February 22, 1855. Esther, born May 26, 1839, died September 13, 1849; and James W., born June 12, 1842, died December 6, 1849. In Fulton County on the 12th of February, 1852, Lyman L. Beebe consummated a second marriage, being then united to Mrs. Hulda Lee, widow of David Lee and daughter of Peleg and Sarah (Hamlin) Standish, both of whom were born in Massachusetts, the latter’s death occurring in 1821, while the former died in 1853. Mrs. Hulda Beebe had two children by her first marriage; Adaline, born November 17, 1821, and Peleg S., born November 27, 1845. Of the second marriage David L. subject of this sketch was the only child. Lyman L. Beebe was one of the early settlers of Fulton County, having purchased a tract of land in Chesterfield township, where he developed a farm, also building the first steam saw mill in the township and county, in 1844, and twelve years later he erected another mill in Section 13, this township. Lyman Beebe died March 25, 1885.
In the fall of 1836, a mail route was established and ran from Toledo to Lima, Indiana, over the old territorial road, sometimes called the Vistula road, being the first mail service in the township. The distance was one hundred and ten miles and the mail was carried twice a week. There was but one post office between the terminal points, and after passing four miles west of Morenci, Michigan, the road laid through a continuous stretch of unbroken forest for thirty-three miles. John S. Butler, who is spoken of in the Chapter on Early Settlements, was then a boy of about eleven years and carried the mail on horseback twice each week for a number of years.
Taken From: "HISTORY OF FULTON COUNTY, OHIO"
Northwestern historical association
Madison, Wisconsin 1905
Editors Thomas Mikesell