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Aaron W. Ertel


Transcription contributed by Linda Boorom 17 May 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part VI. Biographical Sketches
Washington Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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AARON W. ERTEL, farmer, P.O. Fort Ancient; was born in Hamilton Township, July 16, 1825. His parents, Daniel 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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