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
GALBREATH, Alexander -
settled in Paulding county in 1875, and was born in Darke county,
December 14, 1840. In the same county, February 2, 1860, Mary C.
Phillips became his wife. She was born in Preble county, January 29,
1842; her parents are Richard and Elizabeth (Werts) Phillips. Mr.
Galbreath’s parents are John and Alcira (Offill) Galbreath.
Eight responsibilities have been added to their family circle: Jasper
N., born May 6, 1861; Elizabeth A., November 17, 1862; John R., July
22, 1867; Adlaska, April 28, 1869,; Rosella, June 13, 1871, deceased;
Emma J., January 4, 1873; Effie D., January 4, 1875; Willie, January
14, 1878, deceased. Mr. Galbreath enlisted in Company I, 1st Ohio
Cavalry, August 18, 1863; served in the army during the remainder of
the war; was engaged in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge,
Kenesaw Mountain; siege of Atlanta, Georgia; Franklin, Tennessee;
discharged September 13, 1869 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. He is now
engaged in farming. Postoffice address, Pleasant Point, Paulding
James Parmlee - and
Helen A. Cullen were married in Napoleon, Ohio, December 25, 1872, and
settled in this county the same year. He was born in Benton, Crawford
county, February 12, 1851. She in Maumee, Lucas county, April 18, 1853,
and the union has been blessed with three children: Roy C., born
October 12, 1873; Dorr Isdell, April 9, 1875; Frederick Harold, May 29,
1877. James Gasser is the son of Frederick and Prudence (Coon) Gasser.
Mrs. Gasser’s parents are Seth and Susan (Perrin) Cullen;
located here the same year she and her husband came. Frederick Gasser,
sr., was a musician in the one hundred day service in the late war.
James is engaged in the dry goods business, on Williams street,
Paulding, the county seat of Paulding county. He is also a member of
the firm of Gasser Bros., manufacturers and dealers in lumber, doors,
sash, flooring, etc.; also engaged in buying railroad ties, hub blocks
Joseph M. - came to this county in 1848,
at the age of twelve, with his parents, Abraham V. and Lydia (Metzger)
Gaston, his birth having taken place in Northampton county,
Pennsylvania, October 23, 1836. Margaret Collins, who became his wife
in this county, November 30, 1864, was born in Defiance county, May 10,
1842; daughter of John and Harriet (Murphy) Collins. They removed from
Defiance county in 1849. Mr. Gaston was a member of the 16th Illinois
Volunteer Infantry; was in the service four years, one month and
seventeen days; took part in many hard battles. He had two brothers in
the army; one died of disease contracted in service; the other, George,
is now living in Nebraska. Mr. Gaston returned to his home and friends
without a single wound. He is in the livery business in Paulding,
Paulding county, Ohio.
George W. - settled in this county in
1865, removing from Allen county, Ohio. He was born in Pickaway county,
Ohio, December 25, 1847. His parents, Gideon and Ann Elizabeth (Hoover)
Gensel, came to this county the same year he cam; the former died June
7, 1881. Mr. Gensel was married in this county, February 6, 1873, to
Lucinda M. Pease, daughter of Mark and Matilda (Mook) Pease, residents
of this county since 1848. They died in the years 1862 and 1849,
respectively. Lucinda A., was born in Preble county, Ohio, December 18,
1848, and married in this county February 6, 1873. Their family
consists of: Frasa J., born November 12, 1873; John G., September 21,
1876; Lizzie A., June 16, 1879. Mr. Gensel enlisted in 1865 in the 192d
Ohio, and served about eight months. His father and two brothers were
also in the army, the former in the 46th Ohio, three-years’
service; John F. was a member of the same regiment, became ill at
Columbus, and died at Chattanooga in 1863; his brother, Jacob W.,
enlisted in the 81st Ohio for three years, served in three regiments,
having enlisted three times. His brother, James H., served in the Rebel
army, in the 20th Mississippi, was wounded and taken prisoner by the
Northern army at the battle of Fort Donaldson, kept in the Northern
prison at Chicago eight months and then exchanged. Gideon
Gensel’s first wife, Eliza Kendel, to whom he was married in
Shepherdtown, Maryland, December 26, 1835, died September 26, 1836. Mr.
Gensel is a carpenter, and can be addressed at Payne, Paulding county,
GIBSON, John A. - was born in Mifflin county,
Pennsylvania, November 25, 1838, and settled in this county in 1868. He
was married in Marion county, Ohio, November 6, 1867, to Rebecca O.
(Wescott) Messinger. Mrs. Gibson was born in Marion county, Ohio,
August 25, 1840. They have the following children: Mary E., born August
24, 1868; William P., February 13, 1870; Jannettia M., September 24,
1871; Laura B., December 12, 1873; Emma J., August 25, 1875; John C.,
April 8, 1879, died September 1, 1879; Welthea A., August 21, 1880,
died April 22, 1881. Mr. Gibson held the office of Township Trustee in
1877. He served in the 90th Ohio, and in the hundred day service, also
his two brothers, Oliver and James, served in the hundred day service.
Mr. Gibson’s parents were Thomas Gibson and Mary (Bollinger)
Gibson; they came to this county in 1874. Mrs. Gibson’s
parents are John K. Wescott and Elizabeth (Dunlap) Wescott; the former
died February 5, 1881. Mr. Gibson’s first wife was Anna
Montgomery, to whom he was married January 1, 1864; she died in
November, 1864, (no children). Mrs. Gibson’s first husband
was Elijah Messenger; married to him March 4, 1859; he was drowned in
North Carolina, June 18, 1865, while a member of the 1st Ohio Cavalry,
in General Sherman’s army. He served in the army four years;
was prisoner in Andersonville three months. She had two children by
this marriage, Adolphus C., born January 26, 1860, died November 19,
1860, and John M., born June 18, 1862, died October 18, 1862. Mr.
Gibson is a farmer. Address, Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.
GILBERT P.M. , Philander - came to Ohio from New York
State in 1832, and settled in Licking county, where he remained
eighteen months. He helped to build a mill, after which he returned to
New York and married Rhoda, daughter of Moses and Polly (Hawley)
Goddard, May , 1836. The children by this marriage were: Philander O.,
born in New York, January 4, 1837, died September 11, 1840; Mary C.,
born January 4, 1840. His wife died May 11, 1842, in Licking county,
Ohio. His second wife was Margaret Armstrong; she was born on the 5th
day of February, 1820. His children by this marriage were: Olive, born
March 31, 1843; Sarah J., October 30, 1846, died January 15, 1851;
William, born January 22, 1848, died January 28, 1848; Byron, born
October 11, 1849. His second wife died August 4, 1854. His third wife
is Catherine Sewell, born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland; she is the
daughter of Robert and Sarah (Lyons) Sewell, who are both deceased,
having died in Ireland. The children by this marriage are: Sarah Ann,
born September 22, 1858, and Kate E., September 7, 1861. Mr.
Gilbert’s parents were Reuben and Nancy (Badgerow) Gilbert;
the latter died in Licking county, the former in Iowa, in 1854. Mr.
Gilbert has been Justice of the Peace in Latty township three years;
has been the only Postmaster at the Mills, having held the office ten
years. He is a practical miller, having followed it all his life. The
mill that bears his name he bought in Franklin county and moved here,
where it is still running and doing a good business. Address,
Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding county, Ohio.
GONSER, Jacob - was in the war of the
Rebellion. He enlisted in 1864, in the 2d Regiment Iowa Volunteer
Infantry, and served until the close of the war; was all through
Sherman’s campaign, and engaged in all the battles of the
celebrated march. His birth took place in Tuscarawas county, Ohio,
February 22, 1826. He settled in this county in 1861, where he engaged
in farming and blacksmithing. His parents are Jacob and Mary (Bowle)
Gonser. He was married in Medina county, January 1, 1860, to Rebecca A.
Barnes, whose birthplace is Columbiana county, Ohio, and the date
September 4, 1834. Their children are: Axcy A., born February 14, 1861;
James O., October 13, 1863; Mary E. October 30, 1869; Charles, December
4, 1871. They all reside in Paulding. Mrs. Gonser’s parents
are John and Elizabeth (Lowrey) Barnes. Address Mr. Gonser at Paulding,
Paulding county, Ohio.
GORDON, Harrison H. - parents were Thomas and Sarah
Jane Gordon, and his birth took place in Florida, Orange county, New
York, in the year 1842. He married Alice G. Hallock at Goshen, New
York, in 1869, her birth having taken place in Warwick, Orange county,
New York, in 1850. They have one child, Edwin Van Sickle, who was born
January 25, 1874. Mrs. Gordon’s parents are Elbert and Maria
M. Hallock. Mr. Gordon has served as 2d Lieutenant in the 178th
Regiment New York State Volunteers. He is engaged in the hardware trade
at Antwerp, and keeps on hand all sorts of agricultural implements,
mowers and reapers, threshing machines, portable engines, sewing
machines and shelf goods. His postoffice address is Antwerp, Paulding
GORDON, William -
was born December 30, 1824, died March 11, 1873, aged forty-nine years.
His marriage took place on July 15, 1860, to Melinda Masters, a native
of Ohio, April 6, 1840, and their children, four in number, are all
living; they are: John T., born January 29, 1861; Frances M., January
24, 1862; Lewis L., February 26, 1865; emma Dell, April 1, 1873. Mr.
Gordon was a son of Samuel and Sarah (Ferguson) Gorden; settlers in
Paulding county in 1825; Mrs. Gordon is a daughter of David and
Wilhelmina (Rigel) Masters; the former born in Pennsylvania, August 8,
1807; the later born in Virginia, September 30, 1808. Mrs.
Gordon’s former husband was William R. Burley, to whom she
was married July 18, 1858, and his death occurred March 22, 1859, of
typhoid fever. Mrs. Gordon and her sons conduct the farm. Address,
Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.
Joseph - was
born in Sandusky county, March 9, 1826, and settled in this county in
1876. On the 25th day of June, 1877, he was killed by the falling of a
tree. He, in company with his son Francis, and his son-in-law, went
into the woods to make ties; they cut down a tree which in falling,
struck another, and threw it back, or to one side, and before Mr. Grant
could escape, it fell on to and completely crushed him. A wife and
seven children were left to mourn his loss. In the Fall of the same
year the family was attached with typhoid fever which took one,
Josephine, from their flock. On the 8th of June, 1854, Sarah M. Netcher
became Mrs. Joseph Grant; she was born in Pennsylvania, March 2, 1831.
Her parents were natives of Germany; her father, Francis Netcher, was
born in December 28, 1802 and died in 1880; her mother, Elizabeth
(Miller) Netcher, was born in 1810 and died in 1850. Her children are:
Catherine, born August 7, 1855; Christina, March 6, 1858, died November
29, 1873; Sarah Josephine, May 6, 1860, died November 16, 1877; Rebecca
Jane, December 3, 1863; Frances Merian, December 15, 1865; John
Franklin, April 28, 1868; Burton and Herbert, July 24, 1871. Business,
farming. Address, Defiance, Paulding county, Ohio.
Horace - and
Harriet (Bebee) Green settled in Blue Creek township in 1865. Chatauqua
county, New York, is the native home of the former, born February 22,
1831, and the latter was born in Cattaraugus county, New York,
September 22, 1833, where their marriage occurred on her birthday in
1854. Three children have blessed this union: Levi S., born September
13, 1856, deceased; William H., April 20, 1860; and Mary W., October 1,
1871. The paternal grandparents of these children are Levi and Mary A.
(White) Green, and the maternal grandparents are Seth and Wealthy
(Gaylord) Bebee. Mr. Green filled the office of Assessor in 1866 and
1870, and was Trustee for three years; he was a member of Company K,
66th Ohio, enlisted November 5, 1861, and served during the war; was in
the following battles: Winchester, Virginia, April 22 and 23, 1862;
Port Republic, Virginia, June 9, 1862; Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August
3, 1862; Dumfries, February, 1863; was wounded at the battle of
Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, through the fleshy part of his right
forearm, and was discharged from the service, January 18, 1865. Horace
Green is a farmer and was the first man in the township to use
underground drain. Address, Pleasant Point, Paulding county, Ohio.
Enoch - was
born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, August 4, 1821, and settled in
Paulding county in 1865; was married in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas
county, August 1, 1858, by Rev. Aiken, to his third wife, Hannah
Simmers, born in the same county, March 03, 1857. She is the daughter
of Issac Simmers, deceased and Ruth (Davis) Simmers, living in
Tuscarawas county. The children are: William F., born April 22, 1859;
Joshua F., November 26, 1861; George M., January 24, 1864, died October
8, 1864; Jane E., his twin, died April 4, 1864; Edward H., March 16,
1866; Charles O., February 26, 1868; Ira L., October 11, 1870; Clara
E., August 2, 1873, died December 18, 1873; Albert S., September 8,
1874; Harriet M., April 14, 1877, died April 21, 1878; Cornelia E.,
June 1, 1879, died July 1, 1880; Frank L., June 8, 1881. Mr.
Grimm’s parents were John and Elizabeth (Rupert) Grimm, both
deceased; his father was born in Pennsylvania, March 5, 1779, and
removed to Ohio in 1812; died September 16, 1864. He was one of the
earliest settlers of Tuscarawas county. His mother was born December
23, 1778, in Pennsylvania; died March 18, 1855; married February 9,
1802, by Rev. Jacob Geering. Mr. Grimm’s first wife, Eliza A.
Yonker, was born December 23, 1825, in Carroll county, Ohio; married
January 9, 1844, by Squire Craig, in Carroll county, Ohio, and died
September 21, same year. The second wife, Sarah A. Speck, born March 2,
1828, was married July 21, 1845, by Rev. Galloway, in Virginia, and at
the end of five years she wantonly deserted him leaving two children:
Mary E., born July 19, 1846, and John W., born June 19, 1848. The
present Mrs. Grimm had three brothers in the late war, all mustered out
of service at the close of the war. Mr. G. is a farmer and owns a very
fine orchard of five acres in Emerald township. Address,
Reid’s, Paulding county, Ohio.
Alvin - and
Almira Beebe were married on March 4, 1849, and settled in this county
in 1855. Their son, Arvin A., was born February 20, 1850. Arvin, sr.,
is a son of John and Polly (Parks) Groom; Almira Groom is a daughter of
Borden and ___________(Williams) Beebe. Mr. Groom’s first
marriage occurred July 20, 1825, with Deidama E. Roode; her parents
were John and Abigail (Snow) Roode. Her children were: Leonard A., born
February 2, 1837; Price, June 18, 1844, died June 14, 1864. Mrs.
Groom’s first marriage was with David Perry, whose children
were: Marion, born___________, died _________; Newton J., Clarinda,
Isabella; Curtis; David Perry, May 5, 1846. Mr. Groom’s sons,
Leonard A. and Price, were in the late war. Leonard was a member of a
regiment of Michigan Cavalry; Price was in the 3d Regiment Michigan
Volunteer Infantry; was wounded at the second Bull Run battle; was left
three days without having any attention, and only corn to eat. Arvin
Groom’s father, John Groom, was in all the battles of the war
of 1812; was at Black Rock when the British crossed the river. Mr.
Groom is a farmer and blacksmith in Carryall township. Address,
Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.
GRUMMON, Fowler - was born in Delaware county,
Ohio, September 6, 1843, and was married in the same county, to
Drusilla A. Vansickle, on September 9, 1866; by whom he has the
following children: Effie May, born June 2, 1867; Fred Monford, March
9, 1871; Daisy Fay, May 7, 1879, died March 26, 1881. Mrs. Grummon was
born in Delaware county, Ohio, May 16, 1847. Mr. Grummon was in the
late war, a member of the 96th Ohio for three years, and was in eleven
battles; was discharged July 29, 1865. His parents were Lockwood
Grummon and Lydia (Vail) Grummon. The former died June 14, 1857, the
latter April 11, 1876. His wife’s parents were Peter
Vansickle and Elizabeth (Price) Vansickle. The former died in February,
1854, and the latter May 10, 1875. He settled in this county in 1879,
and is engaged in farming. Address, Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.
GUSLER, George - and Caroline Bennett were
married in Latty township, Paulding county, Ohio, April 29, 1855, his
birth taking place in York county, Pennsylvania, August 31, 1821; his
wife’s birthplace was Tuscarawas county, Ohio, the date
December 14, 1834. Their family are: John H., born February 19, 1856,
resides in Latty township, Simon A., May 8, 1858, lives at home; Mary
C., June 17, 1860; Jaren Louis, May 3, 1862; William B., August 15,
1864, died December 6, 1866; Laura E., February 2, 1867; George B.,
August 15, 1869, died December 25, 1872; Susan M., January 29, 1872;
Violette R., February 12, 1875. Mr. Gusler was a Justice of the Peace
in Washington township, and also Trustee for one term in same township.
He has been Treasurer of Latty township for six years and Trustee two
terms. He served in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in the 196th
Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and did duty in the Shenandoah
Valley; he was discharged in September, 1865. His grandfather was in
the Revolutionary war, serving on Long Island, under Washington. Mrs.
Gusler’s brother was in the war of 1861, and died at Camp
Dennison in 1862. Mr. And Mrs. Gusler are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. His parents are George and Catherine (Witmyre)
Gusler, settlers of Paulding county in 1852. His wife’s
parents are Jared and Mary (Turner) Bennett. Mr. Gusler is engaged in
farming, and his postoffice address is Gilbert’s Mills
Paulding county, Ohio.
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