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History of Hocking Valley, Ohio -
Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co.
1883
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NICHOLAS EBERST, head keeper at Gore Furnace, was born near Logan, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1843, a son of Gottleib Eberst, of Lancaster, Ohio.  The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm.  He worked at Logan Furnace ten years and at Winona Furnace two yeas, and in 1880 came to his present place of residence.  June 22, 1865, he was united in marriage to Catherine Miser.  They have had a family of nine children, six of whom are still living, whose names are Kate, George, John, Loretta, Edward and Frank.  They belong to the Catholic denomination.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 947
SAMUEL B. ENGLAND, deceased, late of Green Township, was born in this county, Apr. 1, 1843, a son of Nathan R. England, deceased.  He was reared on a farm and received his education at the Logan Union schools, after which he taught school several terms.  He was superintendent at Craft's Furnace in  this township nearly three years.  Sept. 29, 1869, he was married to Helena T., daughter of Joseph Wolf, deceased.   They have been blessed with six children, four of whom are deceased.  Those surviving are:  Alice and William R.; the deceased are: Mary M., Effie E., Waldo W. and Joseph.  Mr. England died June 18, 1880, he and his children being buried in the Logan cemetery.  He and three of the children died of typhoid fever within two or three months, and the first died April 5, 1880.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1031 - Green Twp.
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WILLIAM NELSON ENGLAND, son of Abner G. and Matilda (Nelson) England, was born Feb. 11, 1845, in Falls Township, Hocking County.  He lived there till he was four years old, when his parents removed to Green Township of the same county, in 1849, his mother dying in August of the same year.  His father died in January, 1858, when our subject was but thirteen years of age, and he lived with his uncle, Nathan R. England, until he was seventeen years old, attending the common schools until then.  In June, 1862, he went to Newton, Iowa, and attended the High School of that city for three months, when he, on Sept. 13, of that year, enlisted in Company E, Eighth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, to serve three years as a private, but while out was promoted to Corporal.  He served until Aug. 13, 1865, when he was mustered out at Macon, Ga., after participating in the number of battles and skirmishes, the most important of which being the siege and capture of Atlanta.  After his discharge he returned to Hocking County and engaged in teaching school during the winters, and in summer seasons he farmed on his farm in Green Township.  In 1868-'69 he superintended the building of part of the C.& H. V. R. R., between Nelsonville and Athens, and from that time pursued farming in Starr, McArthur and Green townships at different intervals until the winter of 1876.  He then sold his last farm, in Green Township, to the Craft's Iron Co., and removed to Ward Township, where he operated a saw and grist mill till the fall of 1877.  In April, 1876, he was elected Justice of the Peace of Ward Township, retiring from that position to accept the Auditorship of Hocking County in 1877.  He was re-elected on the Democratic ticket in the fall of 1880, his term of office expiring in November, 1883.  He was married Feb. 22, 1868, to Miss Mary M. Wolf, of Haydensville, Hocking County.  Mr. England is a Master Mason, of Philodorean Lodge, No. 167, of Nelsonville.  He is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Logan, and is also a Knight of Pythias of lodge at Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 947
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JOHN S. ENGLE, farmer, son of William and Sarah (Vough) Engle, was born in Good Hope Township, Hocking County, May 16, 1838, and lived with his parents until manhood.  At teh age of twenty-one years he rented lands and farmed until 1866.  He then purchased a farm where he lived until 1876, when he sold and purchased and removed to a farm where he now resides.  He was Township Assessor for the years 1873 and 1874.  Dec. 17, 1861, he married Barbara C., daughter of John D. and Margaret (Eckhart) Loomis, of Hocking County.  They had six children - William E., a teacher; John F., Miretta M., Lucius B., Charles A. and a son unnamed.  Mr. and Mrs. Engle are members of the United Brethren church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 948
NATHAN H. ESSEX, deceased, late of Starr Township, was born in Jackson Township, Morgan Co., Ohio, a son of Nathan Essex, a native of Maryland.  He was reared on a farm and received a common-school education.  He was married in January, 1849, to Elizabeth Jane Morris, daughter of John Morris, born in Morgan County, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1829.  They have had eleven children, of whom ten are living - Charity A. (now Mrs. Rogers), Calvin, E. Almira (now Mrs. Cook), Winfield S., Zelda V. (now Mrs. Wolf), Amne (now Mrs. Wolf), Hannibal H., Sherman S. and Nelson S.  Mr. Essex removed to Hocking County in April, 1863, and settled on section 3, Starr Township, where he resided and was engaged in farming and clearing his land until his death, Mar. 21, 1873.  He was a member of the Christian church at Mt. Zion.  Mrs. Essex afterward married P. C. Blackburn, of Athens County.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1050 - Starr Twp.

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