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Biography for Frederick Moherman and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Austintown Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

Searched and typed by Judith Florian

Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


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Austintown, Ohio

Frederick MOHERMAN, one of the earliest pioneers of Austintown township, was a native of Maryland. On account of the destruction of property during the Revolutionary war [sic], he and an uncle moved to Washington county, Pennsylvania. He was then about sixteen years of age, and remained in Pennsylvania several years, when he and a family by the name of PARK came to Austintown to look at the country. He subsequently came out again, and then purchased a hundred and fifty acres in the southeast corner of Austintown township, erected a cabin and made a clearing. He then returned to Washington county, Pennsylvania, and married Mary HORN, and the next spring moved out and settled in Austintown, where he spent the remainder of his life. When he settled there the Indians had not disappeared, and the wild animals were far more plenty than neighbors. There were no roads for miles around, and no mills. With these surroundings he and his young wife began housekeeping. They both lived to witness vast changes wrought, and to see the wilderness become a prosperous region. They had nine children, as follows: John, Abraham, Daniel, Robert, Ann (now Mrs. WOODWARD, of Lordstown), Betsy, who died when about twenty; Austin, who resides at Ashland, Ohio; Rachel, who married George LYNN, of Canfield, and Winchester, who lives on the old homestead. Daniel lives near him in Austintown, and the three other brothers live in Jackson. 

Robert MOHERMAN, the fourth son of Frederick MOHERMAN, was born in Austintown township, Mahoning county, February 11, 1809. He received his education in the pioneer subscription schools, but after he got to be of a size to work, he was permitted to attend even those but little. When about twenty-seven he began clearing and improving the farm on which he now lives, boarding with a family that occupied the place some nine years. In October 1840, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Robert McCAIN, of Ellsworth township. This marriage was blessed with four children: Robert, John, Seth, and Mary Ellen, who became the wife of Ogden ROSE. Mr. MOHERMAN cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson; he is now a Republican. 

WILLIAMS, p. 137 [PDF 224]

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Abraham MOHERMAN, son of Frederick MOHERMAN, one of the first settlers of Austintown, came to Jackson in 1827 and settled one mile and a half west of the center where he now lives. He was married in the township to Anna, daughter of Daniel RUSH, and has a family of four children living.

John MOHERMAN settled some time after his brother. He married Mary CASSIDAY, now deceased, and has four children living.

WILLIAMS, p. 149 [PDF 236]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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