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HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO
Containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches,
Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Military
Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent
Men; History of the Northwest Territory;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc.
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Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1883.

Jackson Twp. -
DAVID E. FISHER, farmer, P. O. Patterson, is a son of Mathew Fisher, who was born in Allegheny County, Penn., Apr. 23, 1807, and who. when bordering on manhood, settled with his parents on the Muskingum River, Ohio, where he married Susan Mitchell, a native of Pennsylvania, born Apr. 19, 1807.  They settled in Hardin County in 1875, where she died.  Of their twelve children, David E. is the seventh, and was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1839.  He reached his seventeenth year in his native county, and acquired common education, which he has since greatly improved by home study.  During 1857 and 1858, he was in Missouri and Iowa, but has since been a resident of Ohio, where he has handled agricultural implements for Aultman & Taylor, of Mansfield, and for a time was Superintendent of their lumber yard; subsequently, he represented the Findley Manufacturing Company during three years.  On June 13, 1876, he took out a patent on his "O K” farming-mill, in which he has perfect control of screens while running; uses the same screen for coarse or fine, wet or dry wheat; besides this, he has his "shoe" hung on diamond springs, which adds much to the ease of running the mill.  He now lives on his farm of thirty-eight acres in Jackson Township, where he has been. elected as Trustee several terms he is the present Assessor of his precinct, and has served for nine years in the same capacity.  His wife was Miss Lydia A. Fitch, of Jackson Township, Wyandot Co., Ohio.  They have seven children, all living—Milroy M., Martha A., Eva V., Emma M. and Mathew R. (twins), John W. C. and Jane W.  He and his wife belong to the Baptist Church and also the Grange. The mother of our subject was born Apr. 19, 1807, died May 7, 1876, aged sixty-nine years and eighteen days.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 957
Blanchard Twp. -
C. J. FLACK, carriage-maker, Dunkirk, was born July 4, 1849, in Sycamore, Wyandot Co., Ohio.  He is a son of Henry J. and Elizabeth Ann Flack, the latter (deceased) a native of Maryland and of German extraction.  His father, a native of Pennsylvania, a pioneer of Wyandot County, taught the Indians in school, and for six years was County Recorder in Upper Sandusky.  He settled in the woods in Seneca County, where he cut timber and built the house.  The subject of this sketch was raised and educated in Sandusky County, where he learned his trade of carriage-maker, and worked at it there for fifteen years.  In 1872, he was working for six months, in Sycamore, Ohio, and then came to Dunkirk.  From October, 1874, to march, 1875, he was in Nevada, and for eighteen months after in Cardington, Ohio.  On the 14th of May, 1874, he was united in marriage to Ella Rumler, a native of Kenton, Hardin County, born Mar. 25, 1855, and a daughter of Emanuel and Amanda (Rhinehart) Rumler); latter of German descent, a native of Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Her father, a native of Maryland and a pioneer of Hardin County, walked from Westminster to Springfield in 1840.  He enlisted in the army at the close of the war, but did not serve.  Mrs. Flack was the oldest of a family of four, one son and three daughters, one of the latter deceased.  Mr. Flack lost a brother during the war, in 1864.  He was a Captain in the One Hundred and Forth-fourth Regiment, Company A; he was captured in the Shenandoah Valley; died while on the cars, and was thrown by the rebels in a ditch.  Mrs. Flack is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In politics, Mr. Flack is a Republican, and is a well-known citizen of Dunkirk.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 872
Cessna Twp. -
JOHN FOIT, farmer, P. O. North, Washington, was born in Germany Dec. 18, 1822, and is a son of Frederick and Catherine (Horbecker) Foit.  He came with his parents to America in 1838, and settled in Hardin County, Ohio, in the same year.  In 1844, he was married to Margaret Troutman, a native of Germany, whence she emigrated when a child.  To this union there was born one child, John S., married to Rebecca Lipper.  Mrs. Foit was married to Rebecca Yerrias, a native of Ohio.   She died without issue in April, 1857, and in May of the same year Mr. Foit took for his third wife Mary M. Smith, by whom he had ten children, as follows:  Henry, Jonas, Stephen, Edward, Melinda, William, Thomas, Ellen, Lilla and Emma.  Mrs. Foit departed this life on Aug. 29, 1882.  Mr. Foit is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has been its Class Leader for ten or twelve years.  In politics, he is a Democrat, and is one of the Township Trustees, having also served as Supervisor and School Director.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 922
Liberty Twp. -
S. G. FOUGHT, farmer, P.O. Ada, was born Mar, 4, 1829, in Perry County, Ohio.  He is a son of Jacob and Eva (Dacham) Fought, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent.  His father, a farmer, was an early settler of Perry County, having resided there for nearly seventy years. Our subject was reared on the home farm until twenty-one years of age, when he worked out by the month for a time, and was for seven years afterward in a saw mill.  He subsequently went to farming, which he has since followed for his occupation. In 1860, he came to this county, settling in Section 31, where he is still residing, and is the owner of 120 acres of good land.  In 1859, he married Alvena Joerris, who was born in Germany, and is the daughter of George Joerris.  Her parents are both Germans.  Nine children resulted from this union, of whom eight are living, viz.: Melinda A., Meda P., Caroline E., Lodema Catherine, Sarah E., Emma Amelia, Rosetta Margaret and William A. Bertha, the youngest but one, is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Fought are members of the Reformed Church, where the former has been an Elder; he has also been Superintendent of the Sabbath school. In politics, Mr. Fought is a Democrat. He is one of the leading Germans in the township.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 1001
(Transcribed by Teri Eriksen)
Blanchard Twp. -
C. J. FRY, farmer, P. O. Dunkirk, was born May 5, 1833, in Knox County, Ohio, and is a son of John and Mary (Mowery) Fry, of German and English descent.  He moved to Hardin County when six months old, and with the exception of three years spent in Illinois and Iowa, has remained here since.  By occupation, he is a farmer and stock-raiser, and makes a specialty of hogs.  He is the owner of seventy acres of land in Section 21, Blanchard Township.  On the 10th of September, 1857, he was united in marriage with Susan Wilson, a native of Hardin County, and a daughter of John Wilson.  This union resulted in five children - Lell F. Mary M., Cynthia, Elmer and Nettie.  He enlisted in the Eighty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C, and served three years and seven months, participating in the battle of Dallas, Ga.; was taken prisoner at Fayetteville, S. C., and was in the Andersonville, Danville and Libby prisons for twenty-one days.  Mr. Fry and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Fry has filled the office of School Director, and for three years as Township Trustee, and, in politics, is a Republican.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 873
Blanchard Twp. -
ENOCH FRY, farmer, P. O. Dunkirk, was born Feb. 2, 1830, in Coshocton County, Ohio.  He came to Hardin County when three years of age.  Is a farmer by occupation, and owns fifty-nine acres of land in Blanchard Township.  For nearly six years, he was working in California, where, at Point Deception, off San Francisco, he was wrecked, and robbed of $800 by the purser.  He returned to Hardin County in 1855.  He enlisted in the Ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company B, and served until the close of the war;  was struck twice at Vicksburg and once at Pea Ridge.  On the 12th of October, 1869, he was united in marriage to Sarah A. born June 8, 1830, in Ross County, Ohio, widow of Thomas Smith and daughter of Samuel and Cathem (Holverstott) Strausser.  Mr. and Man. Fry have no children of their own, so they adopted a child - William E., born Sept. 10, 1876, aged two weeks at the time of his adoption.  Mrs. Fry was married to her first husband in 1850, in Marion County, by whom she had five children, two deceased.  Mr. Fry and his wife are members of the Christian Church, in which the former was at one time a Deacon.  Mr. Fry has filled the office of School Director, and is one of the useful citizens of Blanchard Township.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 873
Blanchard Twp. -
GEORGE W. FULKS, farmer, P. O. Dunkirk, was born Apr. 5, 1846, Coshocton County, this State.  He is a son of Kinzey and Louisa (Lynch) Fulks; the latter a native of Ohio, the former of German extraction a native of Pennsylvania, who moved to Coshocton County at the age of eighteen years, and is still a resident there.  The subject of this sketch is the fifth child of a family of ten children, seven living.  He was reared in Coshocton County and received a common school education.  In September, 1869, he was united in marriage with Eleanor Byan (deceased), born June 29, 1850, in Coshocton County, and a daughter of Joseph and Matilda (Graham) Byan, of Irish descent.  This union resulted in three children - Charles L., Frank L. and James K.  Mr. Fulks formed a second union, Apr. 24, 1878, in Dunkirk, with  Cathem M. Shane, born Nov. 20, 1852 in Medina County.  Her parents are John and Rachel A. (Ault) Shane, of Irish and German lineage.  Two children have been born - Rachel Louisa and Claude.  Mr. Fulks has resided in Blanchard Township, this county, for eight years; owns a farm in Section 30, where he carries on farming and stock-raising.  He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the United Brethren Church.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 873

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