Transcription contributed by Linda Boorom 17 May 2003
|The History of Warren County Ohio
Part VI. Biographical Sketches
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
W. ERTEL, farmer, P.O. Fort
Ancient; was born in Hamilton Township, July 16, 1825. His parents,
and Lydia Ertel, were natives of Warren and Hamilton Co.s., respectively.
The former was born Oct. 8, 1797, and the latter May 16 1807. Our subjects
father came with his parents, Daniel and Catherine
Ertel, to this country in 1797, and settled in Hamilton Township,
where they owned the first hand-mill to grind corn. Mr. Ertel's father
died Nov. 6 1878, and his mother Dec. 6, 1870. His grandfather, Aaron
Boorone, served in both the war
of 1812 and the Revolution,
and was well acquainted with Gen. George Washington.
Mr. Ertel, the subject
of this sketch, passed his early life on his father's farm, and was married
Sept. 12, 1849, to Nancy Smoot, who died April, 1862,
and left two children - Francis M. and Granville
(deceased), Oct. 5, 1863. Mr.
Ertel was united in marriage to Mary A. Reins, by
whom he has had six children-- Jeremiah G., Charles
S., Samantha E., Eva, Aaron
W. and Caroline I. (deceased). In September,
1849, Mr. Ertel removed
to Clinton Co., where he lived till March, 1867, he came to Washington
Township, where he owns a farm of 172 acres with excellent improvements.
He donated 1 acre to the Freewill Baptist Church, and at the building
of the church gave $300. Politically Mr.
Ertel is an adherent to republicanism.
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