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

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  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
GEORGE LANTZ, of Falls-Gore, was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1844, a son of James R. Lantz, of Wellston, Jackson Co., Ohio.  He was reared mostly at Hamden Furnace, Vinton Co., Ohio, and educated at the common schools.  Since he grew to manhood he has spent the greater part of the time as a teamster.  In August, 1882, he engaged in saw-milling, which he has followed with considerable success.  May 16, 1873, he was married to Susan, daughter of John Humphres.  They are the parents of five children - Emily, John, Caroline, Jennie and Katie.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 967
  Starr Twp. -
PERRY D. LATIMER was born in Amestown, Athens  Co., Ohio, Dec. 16, 1813.  His father, Elijah Latimer settled in Amestown in an early day when the wild animals and Indians were numerous.  Mr. Latimer attended a subscription school in a log cabin where Nelsonville now stands.  He was married Dec. 6, 1832, to Hannah Harris, by whom he had ten children, nine now living - Mary L., Catharine, Huldah, Clorinda, Jane, Isabell, Hiram L., Samuel I. and David P.  Mr. Latimer came to Starr Township in 1858.  He owns ninety-four acres of land, resides on section 24, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He is a member of the Christian church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1034
  Washington Twp. -
ELIJAH LEE was born Dec. 10, 1829, in Hocking (now Swan Station, Vinton) County.  His grandfather, James Lee, was a native of Ireland and when a young man came to America and lived seven years in Pennsylvania.  He then put all his earnings into flaxseed and started back to Ireland.  On the way over there was a storm and the seed with all other cargo was thrown overboard, in order to save the ship and passengers.  Mr. Lee soon after returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Germantown.  He married Elizabeth Krickburn, a German lady.  They had four children, two sons and two daughters.  George Lee, the youngest of their family, was born in 1798, and in 1816 came to Ohio with his father and brother James, locating in what is now Starr Township, Hocking County.  He was married in 1820 to Martha O'Neil, a native of Portage County, Ohio, born Oct. 8, 1800.  They had a family of six children - Samuel, Nancy, George W. (died Mar. 6, 1874), Ross, Elijah and Julia A.  Mr. Lee died Sept. 14, 1831, and his wife, Aug. 12, 1866.  Elijah Lee was married Nov. 8, 1860, to Eliza A. Bartlett, a native of La Port County, Ind., born Dec. 20, 1838.  After his marriage he located on seventy-eight acres of land near his present residence, which he bought in 1865, having now 268 acres, lying in Hocking and Vinton counties.  Mr. and Mrs. Lee have had six children, five now living - Vernon W., Martha J., Homer M., Elijah E. and Emmet S.  Lida died Aug. 16, 1878, aged eight years, one month and twenty-six days.  Mrs. Lee's father, Cephas Bartlett, was born in Massachusetts, June 11, 1794, and when twenty-one years of age came to Ohio and settled in Hocking County.  He was by trade a stone mason and made the first burrs in the Falls Mill at Logan and in the mill at McArthur.  He married in March, 1821, Louisa Evarts, a native of Castleton, Vt., born Sept. 22, 1795.  Her father, Ambrose Evarts, and his family were one of seven families who first settled in Athens County, and her brother, G. A. Evarts, was the first white male child born in Athens County in 1797.  In 1837 Mr. Bartlett went to La Porte County, Ind., but in June, 1839, returned to Hocking County, and resided here till his death, Aug. 25, 1847.  Mrs. Bartlett, died Jan. 10, 1871.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1080
  Green Twp. -
EDWARD D. LEHMAN, foreman of the farm of the Mining and Manufacturing Company, was born in Green Township, Jan. 16, 1852, a son of Samuel Lehman, who lost his life while in the late war, and Susannah (Tom) Lehman.  They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living - Mary C. (Mrs. W. Palmer), Edward, Caroline (Mrs. George Lutz), Emmet O., Hannah S. and Susannah.  Our subject has been engaged in the following occupations:  That of a farmer, miner, brick-molder, stone-mason, and well-digging, although he has followed farming most of the time.  Jan. 17, 1881, he married Mary E., daughter of Harvey S. Sudlow, of Starr Township.  He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for the past six years, and has been Superintendent of the Sabbath-school several years.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F. society.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1031
  Green Twp. -
GEORGE W. LEHMAN was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1823, a son of William Lehman (deceased), an early settler of Fairfield County.  He was reared on a farm and educated at the common schools.  He was married Apr. 23, 1843, to Mary, daughter of Christopher Hiles.  They have had four children, all deceased except David, who is married to Sarah Allen.  Andrew, Joshua  and Nancy are deceased.  In March, 1846, he came to this county and settled in this township.  He resides on section 15 and owns 266 acres of fine land, and is engaged as a farmer and stock raiser.  Mr. Lehman owns a very fine horse called Pleasant Valley Bill, his weight being 1,400 pounds.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1031
  Perry Twp. -
WILLIAM LINDSEY, farmer and stock-raiser, was born May 4, 1827, in Perry Township, Fairfield Co., Ohio, now Hocking County.  He is the third son of Thomas and Mary (Blackburn) Lindsey who came from Ireland about 1813 and settled in Philadelphia.  About the year 1823 they came to Perry Township, Ohio, where they remained many years, his mother dying on the old farm Jan. 16, 1848.  After the death of his wife Mr. Lindsey went to Illinois where he died in 1867.  Our subject was reared on a farm and received his education in the subscription schools.  He was married Apr. 7, 1850, to Miss Susan, daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth (Buzzard) Creiglow, who were among the pioneers of the county.  They are the parents of seven children, six of whom are living - Mary Jane, born Mar. 13, 1851, and died Oct. 4, 1877; Samuel, born Dec. 21, 1853, a farmer and school-teacher in Perry Township; Nelson, born July 23, 1856, a farmer in Pickaway County; John A., born Feb. 10, 1859; Clementine May 6, 1864; Sherman W., Nov. 6, 1869, and Bertha L., Dec. 7, 1873.  On attaining his majority, his father gave him eighty acres of unimproved land, to which he has added from time to time till he now possesses 210 acres of excellent land in a high state of cultivation, including the old homestead which he has gained by his own industry.  He is giving his children a good practical education.  He and wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1121
  Starr Twp. -
JOSEPH D. LONGSTRETH, section 24, Starr Township, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1824, a son of James and Mary (Dodds) Longstreth.  His father was a native of Allegheny County, Pa., and was brought by his parents to Morgan County when only six years old, or about the year 1808.  The family were the first settlers there, and James had the exciting experience of shooting bears and other wild animals.  He became a prominent man and died in Clinton County, Mo., in 1879.  Our subject's grandfather, John Dodds, was also one of the first settlers of Morgan County, the date of his settlement not being certainly known.  He cut a road through the thick woods in order to reach his land, and at that time there was but one house between his home and Roseville.  Mr. Longstreth came to this county in 1852 and bought land of John Westenhaver, of Green Township, residing in an old log cabin.  He now owns 1,363 acres of land besides a large tract in Missouri.  As a farmer and stock-raiser he has been eminently successful.  He is the most extensive wool-grower in Hocking County, having the best quality of fine Vermont sheep.  He is also engaged in the culture of short-horn cattle.  Mr. Longstreth is very liberal in his charitable and philanthropic donations.  He gave the land for the Presbyterian church at New Cadiz, besides giving a large amount of money.  He was married in March, 1852, to Miss Cynthia Bay, by whom he has three children - Robert, Mary E. and Cynthia A.   Robert is married to Miss Blanche Cresap, of Dresden, Muskingum Co., Ohio.  Mr. Longstreth and family are members of the Presbyterian church, and Mr. Longstreth is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  Mrs. Longstrethís father, Robert Bay, was born in Washington County, Pa., and his father, Thomas Bay, was from England.  Robert Bay was a Colonel in the war of 1812.  He came to Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1816, when the wild animals were their only neighbors.  Mrs. Longstrethís grandmother, Elizabeth Bay, was a sister of General Samuel Blackburn, of Revolutionary fame. Mr. Bay came to Vinton County, Ohio, in 1852, where he died in 1855.  Mrs. Longstrethís mother was Phoebe Lindley, of Washington County, Pa., and of English descent, and a daughter of Ziba Lindley.  The last one of the family is Almus Lindley, of Albany, Ohio, who is aged eighty-one years.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1054
  Starr Twp. -
JAMES M. LOOMIS, of Cadiz, was born in Starr Township, Mar. 9, 1849, and is a son of Jesse H. Loomis (deceased), an early settler of this township.  Our subject was brought up on a farm and received a common school education.  For the past thirteen years he has been working at the trade of a carpenter.  He was married Jan. 18, 1879, to Emma H., daughter of John W. Shaw.  They have had two children, only one living - John W.  Mr. Loomis owns forty acres of valuable land one mile east of Cadiz, and property in Cadiz.  He is a member of the Odd Fellows Fraternity.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1055
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
HENRY LUTZ, engineer of the fire department of Logan, was born in Germany Oct. 1, 1841.  When six years old he came with his parents, George and Catherine (Schrable) Lutz, to the United States, when they settled on a farm in Washington Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, living there till 1850.  They then moved to Fairfield County, where he lived with them until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to Lancaster and began to learn the machinist's trade with Jaynes & Son.  In 1859 he came to Logan and worked in the machine shop of Raymond Belt until 1873.  IN 1870 he was chosen engineer of the fire department of Logan, and owing to his being so far from the engine-house he was obliged to leave the employ of Mr. Belt in 1873 to take full charge of the steam engine in the engine house.  He has been married three times, his first wife being Catherine Barnhart, whom he married in 1863.  She died in 1864.  He was married to his second wife, Susan Walters in 1867, who died leaving one child, William H., an employe in the Motherwell Iron and Steel Works at Logan, when he was married to Christiana Bruney by whom he has two children - Charles Rodolph and Maggie.  Mr. Lutz is a member of Hocking Valley Lodge, No. 262, I. O. O. F., and of Lodge No. 119, K. of P., of Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 967
  Perry Twp. -
MRS. MINERVA (DUNCKEL) LUTZ
, daughter of George and Sarah (Mounts) Dunckel, was born in Hocking County, July 6, 1850.  Her father was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio fifty years ago.  Her mother was a native of Ohio.  She was married Sept. 26, 1869, to Byron Lutz, son of Jacob and Lydia (Rank) Lutz.  They first went to housekeeping in Pickaway County, but remained there only one year.  They then moved to the Stump farm and lived there four years.  They then lived two years on the Lutz farmMr. Lutz died Oct. 3, 1877, leaving four children - George A., born July 13, 1870; Ulysses C. and Grant (twins), born Oct. 10, 1872;  William A., July 30, 1874.  Mrs. Lutz is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  She has been an invalid six years, but is cheerful and uncomplaining in her affliction.  She has a fine two-story residence in Laurelville, erected in 1872.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1121
  Ward Twp. -
JOHN LYONS was born Nov. 20, 1798, in a block house in Marietta, Ohio.  He moved to Newport, and there lived until he was ten years of age, when he came to Athens County.  About 1835 or '40 he moved to Ward Township, on Monday Creek, where he now resides.  When a young man he was married to May Limon by whom he had two children.  He was afterward married to Eliza George.  They had nine children of whom six are living - Mary, Joseph W., Elizabeth, Jane (deceased), G. C. (deceased), E. A., W. H., N. A. and D. D.  He has a nice little farm on section 14, Ward Township, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He is one of the oldest settlers in Hocking Valley, and would have gone to the war of 1812, had hi not been for the objections of his parents.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1019

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