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
Almeda - is one of the most successful
teachers in Paulding County, she having taken charge of a school at the
age of eighteen years, previous to which she had attended school in her
native village. Her first experience was in the Union School at
Defiance for 3 years; then at the Normal School at Lebanon. She is at
present engaged in teaching. Her father, Hubert Naveau, has held the
office of County Commissioner for one term, and also several other
township offices, and is now a merchant and farmer in Junction. Her
mother's name is Mary Ann Day. Almeda's birth took place at Junction,
February 16, 1859. Her postoffice address is Junction, Paulding County,
Peter - is a farmer and a carpenter,
and his wife, Hester Sampsel, and himself were born in Columbiana
County, Ohio, he on August 7, 1809, and she on December 27, 1814. They
were married in the same county October 4, 1838, and have the following
children: Reuben B., born December 7, 1839, died January 9, 1841; James
A., May 27, 1841, died July 26, 1864; Sarah C., February 12, 1843; John
C., June 26, 1845; Anna C., January 23, 1847; Margaretta E., July 30,
1848; Maria L., June 7, 1850, died January 7, 1851; Elizabeth A.,
December 3, 1851; Lydia J., October 23, 1858, died November 6, 1862;
Martha A., February 18, 1857. Mr. Neigh’s parents are John
Neigh and Catherine (Kinnamon) Neigh, both deceased. His
wife’s parents are Nicholas Sampsel and Catherine (Bricker)
Sampsel, both deceased. Mr. Neigh has held the office of Township
Treasurer two years. He settled in this county in 1847, and his wife
died August 2, 1859. He had two sons in the late war: John C., served
in the 132nd Ohio for one hundred days, and James A., served in the
same regiment, and died of measles, July 26, 1864, at Point of Rocks
Hospital, Virginia. Address Mr. Neigh at Hayne, Paulding County, Ohio.
Josiah - was born in Fayette County,
May 2, 1840. His parents were Martin and Elizabeth (Culberson) Newland.
The subject of this sketch is at the present time running a circular
saw mill, which is located in Section 18, Latty Township. Postoffice
address, Pleasant Point, Paulding County, Ohio.
Martin - settled in this county June
8, 1850; his birth place was Virginia. He was married in Clinton
County, Ohio, April 7, 1836, to Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander and
Anna (McHenry) Culberson. Her father died in Indiana and her mother in
Ohio. Her birth took place in Indiana, September 30, 1818. She is the
mother of the following children: Alexander, born October 11, 1837,
died March 12, 1853; Josiah, May 2, 1840; Alvira A., July 29, 1842;
Albert, October 12, 1844; Culberson, July 17, 1848; Mary E., September
8, 1852; Anna E., April 25, 1854; Martin E., September 12, 1857;
William R., may 11, 1861. Mr. Newland’s parents were Paul and
Mary (Brumback) Newland, both of whom died in Auglaize County, Ohio.
Mrs. Newland had a half-brother in the war of 1861, and also three
nephews; her nephew John Culberson died in the hospital in Virginia.
This section of the country was very sparsely settled when Mr. Newland
settled here; wild animals were very plentiful, especially wolves.
Address, Defiance, or Oakwood, Paulding County, Ohio.
Calvin Lee - was born in Trumbull county,
Ohio, October 21, 1813, came to Defiance September 17, 1838, when the
county was a wilderness. Was agent for the American Fur Company, bought
most of the furs from the Indians and shipped direct to London,
England. Was also agent for the American Land Company to superintend
the laying out of Bryan, Williams county. Served as Recorder of
Williams county; first Sheriff of Defiance county. Was elected to State
Legislature from the district comprising Williams, Defiance and
Paulding counties, served two years; was there when the war broke out;
was Probate Judge of Paulding county three years; was Commissioner of
Williams county, and Collector of leases of Miami & Erie canal
twelve years. Mr. Noble was married to Ann Marie Brubecher, in
Defiance, February 22, 1842. His wife was born in Clark county, Ohio,
April 16, 1822. Their children are: Henry Duval, born July 19, 1844,
died April 4, 1851; Ann Eliza, September 15, 1846; Charles Horace,
August 20,1860; Helen L., March 1, 1863. Mr. Noble’s parents
are David Noble and Rachel (Turrell) Noble; his wife’s
parents are Benjamin Brubecher and Eliza (Rosegrant) Brubecher. Mr.
Noble settled in Paulding county in 1858, and is at present engaged at
farming. When Mr. Noble was married in Defiance, Defiance county, it
was then the county seat of Williams county. Mr. Noble may be addressed
at Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio.
NOFFSINGER, Aaron -
was born in Randolph County, Indiana, June 8, 1848, his parents being
Eli and Sarah Ann (Wickersham) Noffsinger, the former whom is deceased,
the latter still living in Indiana. He was married in Darke County,
Ohio, February 8, 1869 to Mary Sippell, who was born in Darke County,
December 22, 1848. Their offspring consists of: Emma G., born August
16, 1870; Ella A., August, 8, 1873; Oscar E., April 11, 1875; James W.,
February 3, 1879. Mr. Noffsinger settled on section 26 of Latty
Township , where he owns eighty acres. A log cabin was on the place, it
being one of the first erected in the township, and in which the
subject of this sketch still lives. He has now thirty acres of cleared
land. He is at present Justice of the Peace of Latty Township, and had
held the office of Clerk for about five years. His wife had one brother
in the late war. Mr. Noffsinger’s father was from Maryland;
his grandfather on his father’s side from Pennsylvania, and
his grandmother from New York. Business, farming. Address,
Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding County, Ohio.
NOFFSINGER, Enos - son of Eli and Sarah Ann
(Wickersham) Noffsinger, settled in Paulding County, Ohio in October ,
1870, his birth having taken place in Randolph County, Indiana, on the
19th of August 1841. At the date of his settlement there was no
clearing on his farm, which contains forty acres, his habitation being
in the dense forest; by industry he has cleared twelve acres, and has a
comfortable home. On the 7th of November, 1863, he was married to Polly
Ann, daughter of Isaac M. and Cynthia (Lambert) Stewart; her mother
died in Randolph County, Indiana, and her father in Kansas. Mr. and
Mrs. Noffsinger’s children are: Daniel L., born April 12,
1865; Alice A., March 19, 1867; Cynthia B., September 11, 1869; Laura
M., September 7, 1872; Clara A., April 27, 1875, died May 12, 1877; Eli
W., June 18, 1879, died August 14, 1880; Sarah Jane, November 5, 1881.
Mr. Noffsinger is at present one of the Trustees of Latty Township, and
has filled the offices of School Director and Township Assessor for one
term. Mrs. Noffsinger’s birth occurred in Wayne County,
Indiana, November 17, 1844. Her great grandfather, Cortland Lambert,
was a soldier of the War of 1812. Mr. Noffsinger is a farmer, with
address at Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding County, Ohio.
NORRIS, Thomas - is
a farmer in this township, where he settled in 1879. His prents
Nathaniel and Sarah (Todd) Norrs, both died in Seneca County, Ohio.
Anna Bloom, to whom he was married in Seneca County, March 25, 1849, is
a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Yaut) Bloom, both died in Seneca
County. Anna was born in Germany, November 14, 1826. Her children are:
Sarah E., born December 22, 1850; Lewis C., May 25, 1852; Viola M.,
April 8, 1856; Lucius S. and Larison T., July 23, 1858; John N., April
8, 1861; William U., June 14, 1868; all reside in Paulding County. Mr.
Norris has a farm of eighty arces: forty acres cleared. Address,
Timberville, Paulding County, Ohio.
NORTHUP, Hiram - was born in New York State,
March 18, 1827, and settled in this county in 1843. He was married in
Paulding County, Ohio, April 18, 1850 to Victoria Shelley, born in
France., March 20, 1832, died April 23, 1879. They have the following
children: Andrew J., born May 17, 1851; Frances, April 2, 1853, died
February 10, 1873; William H., March 12, 1858; Charles E., February 13,
1870. His two brothers, William and Lewis, served in the late war. Mr.
Northup’s parents were John Northup and Sarah (Horton)
Northup, both deceased; his wife’s parents were Francis and
Mary J. Shelley, the former deceased. The first election held in this
township was at his father’s house in 1843. Five votes were
cast in this township proper. This election was comprised of four
townships, namely, Blue Creek, Paulding, Harrison, and Benton. The
entire vote cast was twelve. Mr. Northup is engaged in farming and his
postoffice address is Payne, Paulding County, Ohio.
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