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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.

Pleasant Twp. -
SAMUEL UTZ, farmer, P. O. Kenton, was born in York County, Penn., in 1819, and is a son of Andrew and Hester (Knap) Utz, both natives of Pennsylvania.  His grandfather, Andrew Utz, was of German birth, and, on emigrating, settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1752.  The father of our subject was a pioneer of Stark County, Ohio, to which place he had moved in 1825, and where he lived and died, and had a family of seven children, three of whom are living, viz., Lydia, wife of J. R. Myers (deceased), residing in Elkhart County, Ind., Andrew, residing in Bexar County, Tex., and Samuel, the youngest.  Our subject came to Hardin County on Feb. 21, 1848, locating in Kenton, where he was occupied for several years in the manufacture of ropes, removing thence to his present farm of 165 acres, four miles from Kenton.  He was married in Stark County, May 21, 1846, to Miss Maggie A., daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Miller, both of Pennsylvania.  To this union five children have been born, two living - Ellen M. and Franklin W.  Ellen is the wife of W. W. Dugan.  They reside in Clyde, Ohio, and have three children - Zella M., Samuel A. and Manuela B.   Franklin married Jennie Teets, who died Apr. 10, 1881, leaving one children - Samuel W.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 822

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