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History of Hocking Valley, Ohio -
Published Chicago:
by Inter-State Publishing Co.
1883

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  Perry Twp. -
PETER KANE son of James and Elizabeth (Miller) Kane, was born in Fairfield County, May 26, 1816.  He was reared on a farm and educated at the subscription schools.  When sixteen years old he worked as a gunsmith, which business he has since followed in connection with farming, and by close attention to these pursuits has accumulated a good property.  Apr. 9, 1846, he married Miss Mary,  daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Pickle, old pioneers of the county.  By this union were eight children, seven still living  Elizabeth, Zimri, Oliver, Jacob, Solomon, Lavinia and Abraham L.  One died in infancy.  He continued to live on the old homestead after his marriage till 1849, when he bought his farm where he now resides.  His farm contains 332 acres of well-cultivated land.  He and his wife have been members of the Methodist church for over forty years.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1020
  Salt Creek Twp. -
NELSON KARSHNER, born in Perry Township, Hocking Co., Mar. 25, 1839, is a son of John and Elizabeth (Spangler) Karshner.  His mother was a daughter of Samuel Karshner, who represented Fairfield County, Ohio, in the Legislature and Senate twenty-one years.  Nov. 2, 1862, Mr. Karshner married Annie, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Ebert) Hostler.  They had eight children, four sons and two daughters now living.  After his marriage Mr. Karshner settled on a portion of his father's farm where he still resides.  In 1878 he bought 154 acres of fine land.  He was elected Township Treasurer in 1864 and has held the office by re-election till the present time, this being his nineteenth year.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1102
  Salt Creek Twp. -
RUFUS KARSHNER, born in Salt Creek Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, Dec. 22, 1823, is a son of Elijah and Eliza (Halderman) Karshner  His father was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Hocking County with his father in 1807, and died Feb. 26, 1879, aged seventy-nine years.  He reared eight out of nine children to be men and women.  At his death he left a fine property of 424 acres.  Rufus Karshner was married Sept. 10, 1858, to Delilah Ebert, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Ebert.  They have nine children - Susan A., now Mrs. John Drum; Diana, now Mrs. Charles Dent; Laura, now Mrs. Charles Blanchard; Eliza, Jessie May, Franklin, Elijah, Daisy and Bishop.  Mr. Karshner lived with his father two years after his marriage, and then bought the place where he now lives.  He has 133 acres of land which he has brought under a good state of cultivation.  He was elected County Commissioner in 1879 and re-elected in 1882.  He is a member of the German Reform church.  Politically he is a Democrat.
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OURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1102
  Perry Twp. -
SAMUEL KARSHNER, son of John and Elizabeth (Spangler) Karshner, was born in Salt Creek Township, Feb. 4, 1843.  June 7, 1867, he married Susan Delong, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Haynes) Delong.  They have seven children - Ollie, Alda, Hattie, Ray, Pearl, Dora and EdithMr. Karshner has a farm of 146 acres and a fine brick dwelling.  During the late war he was drafted, but left home to avoid serving.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1021
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JACOB KELLER, grocer, was born near Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, Mar. 20, 1820.  In his seventeenth year he came to the United States with his parents, John and Elizabeth (Rozman) Keller, locating on a farm near Logan.  Feb. 12, 1841, he married Sarah Hensel, of Hocking County, and settled on a farm in Falls Township.  In 1853 he sold his farm, and in 1854 came to Logan and engaged in the grocery business.  In May, 1854, his wife died, leaving one child - Susannah, now Mrs. Jacob Keller, of Lancaster.  May 31, 1855, he married Elizabeth Rauber, of Logan.  They have one child - Tena, wife of Charles Tergansmeyer, of Hocking County.  Mr. and Mrs. Keller are members of the Lutheran church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 964
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
LEWIS F. KELLER, merchant, Postmaster and station agent at Webb Summit, Hocking County, was born near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 24, 1848.  He was educated at Pleasantville, Fairfield County, and enlisted in the late war, Company I, Seventeenth Ohio Infantry, where he served nineteen months, participating in fourteen battles during that time.  The most important of these were Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Savannah.  He spent three years and a half in Illinois, and was married Oct. 22, 1872, to Mattie, daughter of John C. Beery.  They have one child - Mary Forest.  Mr. Keller kept a hotel in Bremen from 1875 to 1878, and in the latter year came to Webb Summit, where he succeeded Isaac Elder in the mercantile business, which he has since carried on with good success.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 964
  Salt Creek Twp. -
WILLIAM KENNEDY, son of John and Jane (Campbell) Kennedy, is a native of Ireland, born Aug. 4, 1826.  He came to America in 1846; landed in New York, and remained there a year.  Then went to New Philadelphia where he lived till 1861.  Aug. 19, of that year he enlisted in Company I, Thirtieth Ohio Infantry, and participated in many hard-fought battles, among them Frederick City, South Mountain and Antietam.  In the latter he was wounded in the upper part of the left hip and sent to the hospital, but on account of continued disability was discharged in October, 1863.  Oct. 4, 1864, he was sufficiently recovered to again enter the service, which he did, serving till the close of the war.  Mr. Kennedy was married Feb. 7, 1852, to Elizabeth Robinson, a native of Ireland, who came to America with her parents in 1833.  They are the parents of eleven children, seven now living - John C., James R., Sarah E., Elma E., Charles E., Margaret A. and Mary N.  Mr. Kennedy has held several local offices in the township, being at present Justice of the Peace.  He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Soldiers' Monumental Association of Pickaway County.  He has a fine farm of 280 acres, 120 being well cultivated, the rest timber, with a two-story residence erected in1 876.  Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1102
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
WILLIAM P. KENNEDY, blacksmith at the Gore coal mines of the Columbus and Hocking Coal and Iron Company, was born in Perry County, Ohio, May 8, 1832, a son of William Kennedy, deceased, who was a native of Pennsylvania.  Our subject enlisted in the late war in Company C, Sixty-second Ohio Infantry, and participated in many hard-fought battles; among them were:  Fort Wagner, Deep Bottom, Petersburg, Richmond, Wilderness and Winchester.  He was married in December, 1855, to Margaret, daughter of Eli Spohn (deceased).  They were the parents of nine children, seven of whom survive - Alice A., Josephus, Edward, Hannah, John, Frank and Nelly BlancheMr. Kennedy is a member of the I. O. O. F., and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 964
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JOSEPH NICHOLAS KESSLER, of the firm of J. N. Kessler & Son, jewelers, and proprietor of the Tivola saloon, was born in Prussia, Mar. 20, 1835.  When two years old his parents emigrated to the United States, where they settled on a farm in Marion Township, Hocking County, where he was reared, and his father, being a cooper, he also learned that trade.  In 1859 he came to Logan and established a cooper shop, but discontinued that business in 1864, when he opened a saloon.  In 1880 his son William became associated with him in his present jewelry business at Logan, his son having the management of that business.  He has served five years on the City Council.  May 1, 1860, he was married to Miss Charlotte Weinheimer of Marietta, Ohio, by whom he has seven children, viz.:  William F., Henry Peter, Anna, Edward, Flora, Mary, Lawrence.  Himself and wife are members of St. John the Evangelist's Catholic Church of Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 964
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
NICHOLAS KESSLER, one of the old settlers of Hocking County, was born in the village of Outwaeler, Prussia, Mar. 7, 1804, where he was reared and learned the cooper's trade.  In 1837 he emigrated to America and settled on a farm in Marion Township, Hocking County, where he farmed and worked at his trade till 1867, when he retired from business and came to Logan to reside near his children.  In January, 1830, he married Maria Blassens.  They have eight children living, viz.: John, in Fairfield County, Ohio; Joseph N., of Logan; Nicholas, in Fairfield County; Elizabeth, wife of Peter Weinheimer of Washington County; Mary and Kate, milliners, in Logan; Barbara, at home, and Frank at Logan.  His wife died Dec. 16, 1879, and at the time of her death was a member of St. John the Evangelist's Church of Logan, Mr. Kessler being also a member of that church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 965
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JOEL KITTSMILLER, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Kittsmiller, was born near Carl, Fairfield Co., Ohio, July 10, 1820.  When ten years old he came with his parents to Ohio, they settling on a farm near the Falls Mills.  On becoming of age he began to act for himself and followed farming five years.  In 1846 he came to Logan and was employed in the store of J. Rochester & Sons, with whom he clerked thirty-three years.  In 1879 he became associated with his son Robert in the grocery business, in which he still continues.  Mr. Kittsmiller has been married three times, his first wife leaving him one child - Robert.  He has had seven children by his third wife, viz.: James; Mace, wife of William Armstrong, of Hocking County; Emma, Murt, Frank, Grace and EffieMr. Kittsmiller and wife are members of the M. E. church, of Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 965
  Washington Twp. -
ENOS KNIPE,
born in Montgomery, Penn., Apr. 20, 1820, son of John L. and Margaret Knipe.  In 1842 he came with the family to Muskingum County, Ohio, where his father died two years later.  He was married in Muskingum County, in December, 1846, to Eliza, a native of Loudoun County, Va., and daughter of Samuel Amick.  They have two children - John W., born Sept. 22, 1847, and Maria Jane.  John W. was married to Angeline Linton in 1870, and has two children - Charlie G. and Albert C.  Apr. 1, 1849, Mr. Knipe moved to Hocking County and has now 236 acres of land.  He has been connected with the Lutheran church for the past twenty years, his wife having joined when she was sixteen years old.  In politics Mr. Knipe is a Democrat.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1080
  Laurel Twp. -
P. W. KREIDER
, son of Dr. S. C. Kreider, was born in Hocking County, Ohio, in September, 1839.  During the late war he served four months in Company K, Ninety-second Ohio Infantry.  He was married in December, 1858, to Elizabeth Moyon, of Pickaway County, Ohio.  Eight children have been born to them - Michael, Elizabeth, Edward, Kate, Samuel, Charles, Peter and Mary.  Mr. Kreider has always followed farming for a livelihood, and now has a fine farm of 283 acres on section 9.  He carries on general farming and stock-raising.  Politically he belongs to the Greenback party, and though no aspirant for office has served in the capacity of Constable.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1137
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
SAMUEL C. KREIDER, M. D., deceased, fifth son of Daniel and Salome (Carpenter) Kreider, was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., July 24, 1816.  When eight years of age he and three brothers came to Royalton, Fairfield Co., Ohio, on foot.  He made his home and studied medicine with his brother, Dr. M. Z. Kreider.  From Royalton he removed to Lancaster, Ohio, where he completed his studies and was Deputy County Clerk.  He then began practicing medicine at Pleasantville, Ohio, and remained there one year; thence to Geneva and practiced seven years, and from there to Lancaster for a few months.  He then located at Sugar Grove and remained four years.  He then established a drug store in connection with his practice at Dresden, Ohio, but remained there only a few months.  He then came to Logan, Hocking County, and had a drug store and practiced four years.  He then purchased a farm in Falls Township where he lived two years.  He then removed to Tarlton, Pickaway County, and practiced two years, and then returned to his farm and lived ten years; then lived in Perry Township a year, and returned again to his farm and practiced until 1881, his sons carrying on the farm.  May 2, 1838, he married Rebecca S., daughter of Peter and Susan (Herdle) Weldy, of Hocking County.  They had eight children, five living - Peter W., of Laurel Township; Minerva S. wife of Samuel Love, Macon County, Mo.; Susan E. widow of John Robinson of Seneca County, Ohio; Charlotte and Emmit, at home.  Michael Z., Edmund S. and Flavius P. died in infancy.  Dr. Kreider died Apr. 16, 1881.  He was a member of the United Brethren church.  His widow and three children reside on the farm.  Mrs. Kreider is a member of the United Brethren church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 965
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
MICHAEL KRIEG, Logan, Ohio, born near Sarbourg, department of Mansi, in northeastern part of France, Feb. 15, 1825, came with parents to United States in 1830, landing at Wilmington, Del.  The family removed to Ohio after six weeks, in their own wagon, and located on a farm in Wayne County.  In 1839 family removed to farm in Perry County.  From here Michael Krieg came to Logan and apprenticed himself to learn cabinet trade with David Goss, served three years; went to McConnelsville and worked in shop there a few months, then to Zanesville, Ohio.  At both places commanded highest wages paid to first-class workmen.  When he went to Zanesville had opportunity to see the finest work known to the trade, making of pianos, etc., and determined to master that and become a master mechanic.  He engaged to work under instruction at $6 per month when he could have had $18 per week had he been content to stop short of complete mastery of the trade.  After six months considered himself full master of the trade. Came to New Lexington, Perry County, and started cabinet shop.  Furniture went down so that he gave this up in 1852 and came to Logan.  Engaged in carpenter's work, contracting and building, until 1866, most of this time in connection with a brother.  In 1869 he in connection with four other gentlemen of Logan formed the manufacturing company known by the name of Houston, Krieg & Co., manufacturers of furniture, building material etc.  This was chartered as a joint stock company, in January, 1874, and called the Logan Manufacturing Company.  It remains by this name to the present time although he and another of the stockholders, D. White, bought, in 1879, all of the stock except ten shares.  Mr. Krieg is the superintendent of this large manufacturing establishment at the present time.  He was married in 1855, to Leah Friesner, of Hocking County.  Has nine children living, seven boys and two girls.  His father was a soldier under Napoleon I throughout most of his wars in Europe.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 966
  Laurel Twp. -
J. G. KRINN,
son of John G. and Margaret Krinn, is a native of Germany, born Feb. 2, 1844.  When he was six years old his parents came to America, locating in Lancaster Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, where he was reared and educated.  His early life was passed on the farm, and he thus learned in youth the principles that qualify one to become a successful farmer.  He now owns 200 acres of fine land on section 13.  Dec. 3, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-eighth Ohio Infantry, and was discharged in February, 1865.  He participated in many hard-fought battles, among them Fort Donelson, Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg and Grand Gulf.   He was married Mar. 1, 1866, to Mary Ann Brown, of this township.  Four children have been born to them - Caroline, Maggie, Charles and Emma the latter now deceased.  Mrs. Krinn died Jan. 28, 1873.  Apr. 30, 1874, Mr. Krinn married Kitty Funk, of Hocking County.  They have three children - Frank, Ida and FloraMr. Krinn is at present Treasurer of Laurel Township.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1137
  Laurel Twp. -
JOHN KRINN,
son of Gottleib Krinn, was born in Laurel Township, Mar. 18, 1841.  His early life was spent on the farm and he received but a limited education.  He enlisted Nov. 4, 1861, in Company H, Fifty-eighth Ohio Infantry; was in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, blockade of Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Chickasaw.  At the latter place he was wounded.  He has a fine farm of 240 acres with a good residence and farm-buildings, where he has lived since 1866, engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He was married Sept. 20, 1866, to Susan Rhodes of this county.  They have three children - Alice A., Charles M. and Elbert G.  Politically Mr. Krinn is a Republican.  He is a member of the United Brethren church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1138

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