Biographies were taken from
The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County
(H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882)
Transcribed by Janet Kwasniak and Mike Sandridge
DAGUE, Hamilton C. - and Lavaria Williamson were
married in Licking county, Ohio, October 10, 1867. They have a family
of seven children, namely: John C., born September 14, 1868; Hamilton
H., March 4, 1869; Lucy, June 8, 1872; Albert, March 31, 1874; Estella,
February 26, 1876; Lucinda R., February 19, 1878; Lillie B., April 23,
1880. Mr. Dague was a soldier of the war of the Rebellion, being a
member of the 95th Ohio. The following are some of the engagements in
which he took part: Richmond, Kentucky, was wounded in the right leg,
the ball remaining there and can still be felt; taken prisoner August
30, 1862; paroled and sent home in September; exchanged and went back
to duty in March, 1863; at the battle of Jackson, Mississipi; at the
siege of Vicksburg; second battle of Jackson, Mississippi;
Callersville, Tennessee; detached as Paymaster’s guard,
serving nine months; was in the raid after Price in Missouri; came back
to St. Louis; went to Nashville, Tennessee, in which engagement he was
wounded in the left arm between the elbow and shoulder, an ounce ball
passing through his flesh; he was granted a furlough and came home for
fifty days, joining his regiment again at Montgomery, Alabama,
remaining until mustered out. He had two brothers in the army, Henry in
the 22d Ohio, and John W. in the 76th Ohio. Mrs. Dague has also two
brothers in the army: George Dallas and Smith Williamson in the 76th
Ohio; the latter died and was buried at Rome, Georgia. James W. and
Melinda (Green) Williamson are Mrs. Dague’s parents and live
in Licking county, Ohio. His parents, John and Caroline A. (Monroe)
Dague, made Licking county their home, and where his father died. Mr.
Dague has been Trustee of Blue Creek township and Justice of the Peace
of the same township, but he resigned both positions to go into
mercantile business. He was the first Postmaster at Pleasant Point, and
held that office about three years in all. He is farming and stock
dealing. He came to this county October 7, 1871, making Latty township
his home. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, May 9, 1845; his wife
in Licking county, April 11, 1846. His address is Pleasant Point,
Paulding county, Ohio.
DANIELS, Johnathon - was born in Holmes county,
Ohio, February 20, 1825, and came to this county in 1852, and is
engaged in farming. He was married in Paulding county, April 22, 1880,
to Louisa J. Burk. She was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, November 26,
1838. His first wife, Sarah Ann (Ellison) Daniels, died March 8, 1864,
by whom he had one son, Elisha, born October 11, 1863. Mr. Daniels has
held several township offices. His parents were Elisha and Anna M.
(Scott) Daniels, both deceased. His wife’s parents are John
Burk and Catherine (Upperman) Burk; the former died February 24, 1876.
Mr. Daniel's address is McGill, Paulding county, Ohio.
DAVIS, Samuel W. - is a native of Licking
county, Ohio, his birth having taken place May 28, 1846. His wife,
Sarah D. Money, was born in Jay county, Indiana, August 18, 1846, and
married in that locality, September 13, 1868. Mr. Davis’s
parents were William R., who died in Illinois, and Mary D. (Armstrong)
Davis, whose death occurred in Jay county, Indiana. Mrs.
Davis’s parents, William and Cenoth (Denney) Money, live in
Jay county, Indiana. The family of Mr. Davis embrace Augusta L., born
August 29, 1869; William M., September 24, 1875, died January 18, 1877;
Anna E., November 3, 1877; Howard Otis, February 28, 1880. Mr. Davis
has held the office of Trustee of Latty township for two terms, also
Cosntable for the same time. His uncle, George Armstrong, was a soldier
in the war of 1812. Mr. Davis and wife are members of the Christian
Church, having associated themselves with that body eleven years ago.
The date of his settlement in Paulding county was October 6, 1867, the
locality being nothing but a forest. He is engaged in farming. Address,
Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding county, Ohio.
DEARDORFF, Samuel A. - and Margaret Jorden were
united in wedlock, April 11, 1844. His father, Abraham Deardorff, died
November 7, 1858; his mother, Nancy (Hodges) Deardorff, March 10, 1871.
Margaret’s father, William Jorden, died in 1847; Margaret
(Coffel) Jorden, her mother, is still living. Mr. And Mrs. Deardorff
are the honored parents of ten children, all living, but one. The
first, William, was born on the 20th day of February, 1845; Mary F.,
born September 28, 1846, died May 28, 1865; Eliza A., March 4, 1848;
John D., June 25, 1850, is a resident of Logan county, Ohio; Rachel B.,
July 12, 1852; Susan C., June 22, 1854; Rebecca J., June 3, 1857; James
F., June 26, 1859; Samuel L., March 26, 1861, and Margaret A., December
20, 1863. All reside in Paulding county but John D. Samuel A., was born
in Bedford county, Virginia, August 11, 1820, and Margaret, his wife,
was born in Greene county, Ohio, March 16, 1824. Mr. Deardorff and his
son William were in active service in the late war. The father in the
96th Ohio for one year, received his discharge on account of
disability, and returned home; the son served eighteen months in the
128th Ohio. Business, farming and carpentering. Address, Antwerp,
Paulding county, Ohio.
DEMPSY, Elias A. - and Sarah Hearn were married
in this county November 28, 1875. His birth occurred in North Carolina,
January 26, 1839, and hers in Logan county, Ohio, March 21, 1857. Their
children are: Ollie V., born May 29, 1876; Cora J., February 20, 1877.
Mr. Dempsy is a son of James and Keturah (Ash) Dempsy, settlers of this
county in 1863. Mrs. Dempsy’s parents are Lorenzo D. and Mary
(Roberts) Hearn. Elias A. has been Clerk of the township five years;
holds the seal of the county for Notary Public. His first wife was
Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of Richard and Sophia Jackson. Her children
were: James A., born January 1, 1862; William C., April 16, 1863; Elias
S., December 9, 1864; Mary E., December 18, 1866; Minnie A., March 15,
1870; Keturah, February 11, 1872; Elizabeth C., January 10, 1874. Mr.
D. owns a farm of eighty acres. He was educated in Logan county among
the Quakers, and is exerting himself for the benefit and improvement of
his family. Address, Timberville, Paulding county, Ohio.
DICKEY, Allison H. - was born in Blair County,
Pennsylvania, April 10, 1832, and settled in Paulding county in 1865.
He is the son of David J. and Anna (Hetrick) Dickey; the former lives
in Blair County, Pennsylvania, the latter is deceased. His wife, Julia
A., was born in New York, July 28, 1836, and they were married in
Toledo, November 1869. She is a daughter of Dennis Roe; her mother is
deceased. Mr. Dickey’s brother William was killed in service
during the late war. Allisson H. Dickey is Captain of the canal boat
Blockade; has been a boatman since 1844. Address, Cecil, Paulding
DIX, P. Alvin - is a
physician and surgeon, practicing his profession at Paulding, the
county seat of Paulding county; office in his brick block, south side
of Court House Square. He makes a specialty of diseases of the eye and
ear and operative surgery. His wife assists in the practice. He was
born in Van Wert, Ohio, June 13, 1850, and married in the same place
December 16, 1871, to Sade E. Beck, who was born in Van Wert, February
14, 1852. The following are the names of their offspring: Eva May, born
May 27, 1873; Ira J., August 31, 1874; Peres M., January 3, 1877;
Clarence A., February 16, 1879. Mr. Dix’s parents are Peres
M. and Lovina (Wise) Dix. His wife’s parents are Michael and
Mary A. (Feighner) Beck. Mr. Dix has held nearly every township and
town office in the gift of the people, and at present is County
Coroner. His brother, Stephen S., enlisted in the 46th Regiment Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, April 1864, and served until the close of the war.
He had also a number of relatives in the service. His post office
address is Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.
DONAT, Isaac - settled in Paulding county in
1849; migrated with his parents, Jonathan and Polly (Snyder) Donat,
from Stark county, Ohio, where Isaac’s birth took place,
September 10, 1840. Phebe M. Beadle, daughter of David and Mary M.
(Millard) Beadle, settlers of this county in 1850, was born in Warren
county, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1840, and married in Paulding county,
April 3, 1866, by Rev. B. L. Rowen, to Isaac Donat, and five children
have been added to their home: Mary Roberta, born June 15, 1867; Isaac
Willard, February 1, 1869; Clara Josephine, April 26, 1871; John
Edward, October 1, 1872; Francis Otterbein, March 26, 1878. Mr. Donat
was a soldier in the late war; enlisted August 26, 1861, in Company G,
14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the
following battles: Wild Cat, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Kenesaw Mountain,
Peach Tree Creek, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and all the battles of the
regiment after enlisting till the close of the war, and did not miss a
march except one half day in an ambulance; was a soldier almost four
years and had his haversack hot off, but escaped himself with a wound;
was mustered out July 21, 1865, as Sergeant of Company G, 14th Regiment
Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. The Captain at the time of his
enlisting was William H. Eckles, and when discharged, George W. Eckles
was the Captain. He has served five years as Supervisor, School
Director one term, and re-elected in spring of 1881. Business, farming.
Address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.
DONLEY, John Mckee - is a son of Jesse, born
February 19, 1820, died in 1855, and Mary (Crago) Donley, born
September 29, 1820, and settlers of this county in 1844. John McKee is
a resident of Auglaize township; settled here in 1873; was born in
Defiance county, June 24, 1852. His sisters and brothers are James T.,
born March 1, 1840, deceased; Sarah, June 12, 1842; Levi, April 12,
1845; Calvin J., April 28, 1849, died August 23, 1863; John McKee is at
this time Constable of the township; has held the office for two years;
is also Postmaster, and follows his trade of shoemaking, and employs
the best of workmen. His brother, Levi, was a member of Company B, 38th
Ohio, and served two years; was with Sherman in his march to the sea.
His brother, Calvin, was a member of Company C, 65th Indiana, and was
killed August 23, 1864, at Atlanta. He enlisted when only fourteen
years of age, and was killed soon after he was fifteen. Address,
Junction, Paulding county, Ohio.
DOTTERER, Samuel - was born in Marion county,
Ohio, June 8, 1850; settled in Paulding county, June 8, 1851. He was
married in Indiana, January 1, 1872, to Eliza Zehendner, born in Allen
county, Indiana. Mr. Dotterer’s parents were Christopher and
Frances (Daniels) Dotterer, both deceased. The children of Mr. And Mrs.
Dotterer are: George, born September 25, 1872, died January 16, 1873;
Minerva, November 6, 1873; Lucy, July 26, 1875; Martha Ellen, September
1, 1877; Jacob, December 4, 1879, and all live at home. Mr. Dotterer
has held the office of Supervisor several terms and has been School
Director for the past five years. Business, farming. Address, Junction,
Paulding county, Ohio.
DUNDERMAN, Jacob -
a dealer in timber and a wagon and carriage manufacturer in Antwerp. He
was born in Liverpool, Medina county, May 22, 1842. His wife, Cordelia
L. Lynde, was born in the same place November 20, 1842, where their
marriage took place, April 19, 1866. Their children are: Albert E.,
born August 28, 1867; Wilford E., September 28, 1869; Avery, March 23,
1872, died July 28, 1872. Mr. Dunderman was a member of the Antwerp
Council for two years. He served in the war of the Rebellion as a
member in Battery D, 1st Ohio Artillery. He enlisted September 10,
1861, and was discharged August 14, 1863; was in the battles of Ivy
Mountain, Pittsburg Landing, and several others. Mr. Dunderman started
the first wagon and carriage manufactory in Paulding county. His
parents are Philip and Mary (Dimling) Dunderman. His wife’s
parents are Samuel and Sarah (Blanteron) Lynde. Address, Antwerp,
Paulding county, Ohio.
DUNDERMAN, John - a resident of Paulding county
since 1865, came from Medina, Ohio, where he was born February 13,
1844, in which county his wife, Helen, was born May 28, 1841. The
result of this marriage is: Jacob Lewis, born December 25, 1864; George
Cornelius, March 29, 1868; Frank Edward, February 26, 1871; Frederick
William, July 19, 1874. John Dunderman’s father was born June
24, 1809, died July 17, 1871; his mother Mary Ann (Dimling) Dunderman,
June 24, 1803, died February 15, 1871, both born in Germany. Mrs.
Dunderman’s parents were also born in Germany, John Magetz,
November, 1805, and Elizabeth (Dimling) Magetz was born in October,
1811. Mr. Dunderman has served as Supervisor two years, and School
Director several years. Address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.
DURFEY, Andrew -
Real Estate and Insurance Agent, has been a resident of Paulding since
1869. His parents are James and Jane (Nafus) Durfey. Cynthia H. Roberts
became his wife in her own native county, Delaware, in the town of
Sunbury, on the 14th of March, 1867. He is also a native of that
county, born March 16, 1840. Their family consists of: Louie R., born
August 24, 1868, died at Columbus, Ohio, July 16, 1869; John Q., August
1, 1871, resides with his parents. John and Julia Ann (Vance) Roberts
are the maternal grandparents of these children. Mr. Durfey has served
as Postmaster at Paulding since 1874. He was a member of the 18th
Regiment United States Infantry, enlisted August 21, 1861; discharged
June 24, 1865; held a commission as Second Lieutenant 42d Regiment
United States Colored Infantry; discharged February 1866; was in the
following contests: Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga,
Mission Ridge, campaign in Georgia with General Sherman from May 7 to
September 2, 1864; passed through all the above and many other
engagements without a scratch, and was discharged with excellent
character; held rank as Sergeant Major.
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