PAULDING COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES

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Biographies were taken from The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882)
Compiled and Transcribed by Janet Kwasniak and Mike Sandridge


KAUFMAN, Daniel - is the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Everett) Kaufman, and was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, September 25, 1824. He settled in this county in the spring of 1855. He married in Paulding county, Ohio, October, 1864 to Louisa Snell, born at Little Falls, New York, June 3, 1831. When Mr. Kaufman came to this county he purchased the farm on which he now resides, cleared off the timer, built a cabin and went to farming. He now has a large farm house and a fine farm. He has filled the office of Infirmary Director one term, and has been Township Trustee eleven years. His brother, Gabriel Kaufman, enlisted in an Ohio Regiment, took sick after the battle of Pittsburg Landing and died. Mr. Kaufman’s post office address is Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.


KECK, Levi - was born on the Auglaize river, in Brown township, Paulding county, on January 24, 1857, his parents, Jacob and Sophia (Kirkinburg) Keck, having settled there in 1849; the former died in 1859. He was married in Paulding county July 19, 1880, to Lucy C. Carey, born in the same county September 5, 1857, and daughter of David C. and Sarah L. (Talbert) during the late war, from the beginning to the close. Business, postmaster and merchant. Address, Oakwood, Paulding county, Ohio.


KELLER, David E. - settled in Latty township on a farm of forty acres, on March 17, 1881. His birth took place in Shenandoah county, Virginia, May 2, 1853. His parents both died in Virginia, their names being John Henry and Mahalia (Lichliter) Keller. In Licking county, Ohio, on November 8, 1877, he took unto himself a helpmate in the person of Eliza J. Dickenson, who was born in New York State, June 6, 1854, her parents being Edward W. and Naomi (Denton) Dickenson, who both reside in Franklin county, Ohio. The following are the children of Mr. And Mrs. Keller: Emma Catherine, born September 23, 1878; Mellie Naomi, March 1, 1880; Hattie Victoria, October 20, 1881. Mr. Keller had one brother and two half-brothers in the war of 1861; one of the latter, George Keller, died from a wound received in battle. Mr. Keller belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, while his wife leans toward the Baptists. He is a farmer and his postoffice address is Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding county, Ohio.


KEMLER, Peter - is a native of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, born November 27, 1827, married Sophia Russell of Medina county, Ohio; she was born March 29, 1837, and died December 29, 1872. Her children were: Francis, born January 16, 1854; Laura Jane, January 8, 1857; Phoebe, September 8, 1859; Ebenezer, July 4, 1860, died May 3, 1863; Barbara, December 5, 1861; Mary Ann Nettie, May 5, 1866. Mr. Kemler’s second wife, Maria, was a twin sister to his first; she died November 27, 1878. When he first came here the county was very thinly settled. He now fills the office of Township Trustee, elected April 13, 1881. His father, George Kemler, died in Hancock county in 1853; his mother, Eve (Weber) Kemler, died June 10, 1850, on the ocean. His wives were daughters of Ebenezer and Phoebe Russell, both deceased; the formed died in 1865, the latter in 1852. Peter Kemler served in defense of the Union, a member of Company I, 100th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was color bearer for two years; was wounded in his hip at Limestone, East Tennessee, also in his wrist and head at the battle of Franklin. He also served as a non-commissioned officer, in the rebellion of Baden, Germany, 1848-’49-’50. He keeps a saloon on Perry street. Address, Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.


KILPATRICK, William - settled in this county in 1849; he was born in Pike county, Ohio, October 19, 1822, and was married in Hancock county, Ohio, August 24, 1851, to Hannah Haddox, who was born in Hancock county, December 26, 1831. They had the following children: George W., born November 13, 1852; Margaret L., December 16, 1854, died July 23, 1865; Oliver E., October 22, 1857; William L., March 13, 1859; Emmett E., October 22, 1862; Harry W., September 27, 1869; Ira G., March 17, 1877. Mr. Kilpatrick has held the office of Justice of the Peace three terms, and his son, Oliver E., holds the same office at the present time. William H. Kilpatrick died January 17, 1878. His parents were William Kilpatrick and Hester (Mead) Kilpatrick, died May 1, 1875; they came to this county in 1868. Mrs. Kilpatrick’s parents were Mordecai Haddox, died January 27, 1878, and Margaret (Landis) Haddox died January 20, 1855. Mr. Kilpatrick’s brother, A. J., was in the late war in the 21st Ohio, got his discharge for disability; re-enlisted in the 29th Ohio and served in that regiment eight months; he was in several engagements. Oliver E. Kilpatrick is engaged in farming, and his address is Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.


KILPATRICK, William H. - settled in this county in 1849; he was born in Pike county, Ohio, October 19, 1822, and was married in Hancock county, Ohio, August 24, 1851, to Hannah Haddox, who was born in Hancock county, December 26, 1831. They had the following children: George W., born November 13, 1852; Margaret L., December 16, 1854, died July 23, 1865; Oliver E., October 22, 1857; William L., March 13, 1859; Emmett E., October 22, 1862; Harry W., September 27, 1869; Ira G., March 17, 1877. Mr. Kilpatrick has held the office of Justice of the Peace three terms, and his son, Oliver E., holds the same office at the present time. William H. Kilpatrick died January 17, 1878. His parents were William Kilpatrick and Hester (Mead) Kilpatrick, died May 1, 1875; they came to this county in 1868. Mrs. Kilpatrick’s parents were Mordecai Haddox, died January 27, 1878, and Margaret (Landis) Haddox died January 20, 1855. Mr. Kilpatrick’s brother, A. J., was in the late war in the 21st Ohio, got his discharge for disability; re-enlisted in the 29th Ohio and served in that regiment eight months; he was in several engagements. Oliver E. Kilpatrick is engaged in farming, and his address is Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.


KING, John - a farmer in Harrison township, where he settled in 1873, and his wife, Elizabeth Wrightsman, were born and married in Logan county, Ohio. John’s birth was on the 14th day of June, 1846, and Elizabeth’s, March 15, 1845, and the last mentioned event was celebrated September 24, 1867, and two sons and two daughters have followed this union: Ella D., born December 25, 1868; Harry W., June 22, 1872; Charles O., October 15, 1875; Mina M., May 24, 1880. Jacob King, whose demise occurred March 3, 1870, and Mary (Rolands) King, who died September 25, 1878, are the parents of John. Mrs. King is the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Good) Wrightsman; her father died in 1859. Mr. King filled the office of Township Trustee during 1878; he also served his country in the late conflict between the North and South; enlisted for three years in the 124th Ohio, and was in active service until he was wounded and disabled at Nashville, Tennessee; lost his right leg above the knee, also received a wound in his head; is now drawing twenty-four dollars pension per month. He participated in many hard battles. His brother, Enoch, was in a battery of Heavy Artillery; was killed at the battle of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1863. His grandfather, John King, served in the Revolutionary war under General Washington, and also fought the Indians under General Wayne; was wounded in one of the battles on the Maumee. Mr. King’s address is Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.


KINKLE, Conrad - was born in Crawford county, Ohio, October 28, 1850, and settled in Paulding county in 1852. His wife, Julia (Brunner) Kinkle, was born in Paulding county, February 22, 1856, and married in Emerald township, same county, October 21, 1875. They have two children: Edwin, born May 15, 1877, and Hattie Belle, December 11, 1879. Mr. Kinkle’s father, Conrad Kinkle, was a native of Germany, and his mother a native of Pennsylvania; they came to Defiance county, Ohio, in 1850, and removed to Paulding county in 1852. Mrs. Kinkle’s father, Calvin Brunner, was born in Hamilton county, Ohio; her mother, Ann Spurier, is a native of Kentucky. Mrs. Kinkle’s two brothers served in the late war; Roland died in Kentucky and William served four year and three months, and died in 1880 of disease contracted in the service. She also had two uncles killed in the war, one at Milliken’s Bend. Mr. Kinkle is a grocer and saloonist, keeps constantly on hand a full line of groceries, and in connection with this business he has a sample room, where the choicest wines, liquors, cigars, etc., can always be found. Address, Reid’s Paulding county, Ohio.


KNIGHT, Daniel H. - and Caroline E. Lewellyn were married in Athens County, Ohio, September 18, 1866, and their family consists of: Lillie M., born August 27,1867; Norman W., January 6, 1871; James J., February 16, 1873; Martha J, September 7, 1875; Zeruiah S., August 30, 1879. Mr. Knight is the son of James and Susan (Immel) Knight, deceased, and Mrs. Knight is a daughter of Alpheus W. and Ellen N. (Smitley) Lewellyn. Mr. Knight fought in the late war, a member of Company A., 92nd Ohio, participated in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Savannah, Georgia, Bentonville, South Carolina; was discharged from the service June 10, 1865. Mr. Knight was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1842, and his wife in Athens County, September 12, 1846. He has been a farmer in this township since 1878. Address, Lewellyn P.O., Paulding County, Ohio


KNOWLES, Francis V. - has been a farmer in Jackson township since 1878, when he migrated from Morrow county, where he was born February 17, 1833. His parents are Chester and Mary M. (Hess) Knowles. His wife, Lydia Irenia Fuller, is a daughter of Amos and Rebecca (Burres) Fuller; she was both born and married in Delaware county, the former event October 30, 1832, and the latter February 28, 1852. They have been favored with nine children, all living but one. The first, J. Perry, born December 28, 1852;Anna R., June 2, 1855; Cinderella M., May 27, 1857; Chester, January 4, 1861; Amos Alexander, April 8, 1863, died August 15, 1866; Charles H., June 8, 1866; Hayden V., May 18, 1869; Mabel L., November 25, 1872; George Albert, January 10, 1876. Cyrenius A. Knowles, brother of Francis V., enlisted in 1863 in the 27th Michigan; served under Grant in the campaigns of 1864 and 1865; was in the battle of the Wilderness, and the siege of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Knowles had seven brothers in the army; three were veterans, and served through the entire war;three served in the 48th Ohio, and one in the 10th Ohio Cavalry. Address F. V. Knowles at Charloe, Paulding county, Ohio.


KOHN, David Pierce - is a son of Elihu L. and Elizabeth Kohn, residents of Paulding county, where they settled in 1853. David was born in Franklin county, Ohio, December 10, 1852; was eighteen months old when his parents located here. He was married in this county, January 21, 1874, to Lydia Ann, born in Randolph county, Indiana, April 3 1854, and daughter of James and Mary J. (Johnson) Noffsinger, settlers in this county in 1870; are now residents of this county. The family consists of Bertha j., born January 23, 1875; Mahlon W., April 13, 1870; Clyde E., August 7, 1880. Mr. Kohn’s father was in the war; was discharged for disability and afterwards drafted and served one year. He has a farm of forty acres, twenty of it cleared. He and his family are all members of the Christian Church. Address, Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding county, Ohio.


KRANER, Oscar F. - druggist and grocer at Paulding, is the son of Henry and Ann (Dildine) Kraner, born in Franklin county, July 8, 1856, and located here in 1873. He was married to Mary McClusky, daughter of Rev. J. W. and Elizabeth McClusky, September 15, 1881. He is serving in the office of Corporation Clerk, elected April, 1800. His brother, Harmon, enlisted in the 113th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the war and served until the battle of Chickamauga. Oscar F. is a member of the firm of Baldwin & Kraner, dealers in drugs, medicines and groceries, on Main street, Paulding Centre, Paulding county, Ohio.


KRETZINGER, Henry B. - is a native of Wayne county, Ohio, born March 29, 1844; settled in this county in 1846 with his parents, John and Jane Ann (Burtnett) Kretzinger; the former died September 1, 1877, the latter September 2, 1876. Mr. Kretzinger was married in this county on the 10th of March 1878, to Charlotte Bidlack, born in this county, October 24, 1857, and daughter of James and Mary (Michim) Bedlack, settlers in Paulding county in 1850, and died in 1872. The children are: Wilford V., born April 8, 1879, Alberta B., February 7, 1881. Mr. Kretzinger is now serving as County Surveyor; was elected in 1879, and has served two terms as Trustee and as Clerk of Brown township. He was in military service during the war of 1861, and served three years; was a member of the 100th Ohio; was in the battles of Resaca, siege of Knoxville, siege of Atlanta, and the battles of Middle Tennessee in the Fall of 1864. Address, Oakwood, Paulding county, Ohio.



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