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Daniel Eltzroth


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 17 Aug 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


DANIEL ELTZROTH, farmer, P. O., Cozaddale, is a descendant of one of the earliest settlers of the township. His great grandparents, Valentine and

Susannah Eltzroth, came to America from Germany about the middle of the last century, and settled in Frederick Co., Md., about nine miles from Hagerstown and eighteen miles from Baltimore. Here Francis Eltzroth, the grandfather of our subject, was born June 4, 1762. Young as he was, during the Revolution he took part as a soldier in the war of Independence, and on the return of peace, was married July 24, 1786, to Catherine Oswalt, daughter of Philip and Margaret Oswalt, who was born Feb. 20, 1766. To Francis and Catherine Eltzroth were born ten children, five sons and five daughters, seven of whom were born in Maryland and three in this township. - Early in 1802 Francis Eltzroth with his family left his native State for the North West Territory. On reaching the upper Ohio the family, with the exception of the father and son, embarked in a flat-boat and arrived at Columbia, May 15, 1802. Francis and his son Jonas, aged 13, came with the horses through the wilderness by way of Chillicothe, and joined the family at Columbia, a few days after the arrival of the boat. In the summer of 1802, Francis moved with his family to what is now Hamilton Township, Warren Co., where he purchased the whole of Military Survey 3,791, upon which he resided until his death. Jonas Eltzroth, the father of our subject, was born April 24, 1789, and married Catherine Morgan, by whom he had thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters, ten of whom lived to maturity, married and raised families. He owned and resided on a farm upon which a part of which Cozaddale now stands. The last years of his life were passed in Stark Co., Ill., where he died. Daniel, the eldest child of Jonas Eltzroth, was born Sept. 26, 1813, on the farm where Benjamin Eltzroth now lives; was reared on his father's farm and had benefit of but three months at school. He has always followed the business of farming; owns 125 acres, upon which he has resided since his marriage, and which he successfully cultivates, his farm being one of the best in Hamilton Township. He attends strictly to his business, avoids law suits, and is respected by all his neighbors. He was married to Hannah Shepley, only child of Samuel Shepley, of this township, by whom he has had three children, Samuel, Jonas and William F. The two former an farmers in this township, the last is a lawyer at Lebanon.

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