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Source: 
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 -
ISAAC H. TERREL, of Old Gore, was born in this township, Nov. 26, 1846.  He is the son of Jesse Terrel of Perry County, who removed there in 1849.  Our subject was reared on a farm and received a common-school education.  He has followed farming till the last seven years which time he has spent in mining.  Apr. 10, 1877, he was married to Maggie Donaldson a native of Falls-Gore, and daughter of Joshua Donaldson.  In 1871 Mr. Terrel returned to this county from Perry County.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1000 - Chapt. XXXVI - Falls Twp., including Falls-Gore & City of Logan
  Starr Twp. -
JAMES W. THOMPSON, section 29, Starr Township, was born in Lodi Township, Athens Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1837.  His father, John Thompson, deceased, was a native of York Township, Athens County.  Our subject's grandfather, Jeremiah Thompson, came from England to Athens County prior to the year 1800.  Mr. Thompson's grandfather, Josephus Carpenter, used to run foot races with the Indian boys.  Mr. Thompson was reared on the farm and received a limited education.  For some years he worked on public works.  He served as a soldier in Company I, Seventy-fifth Ohio Infantry, for three years, and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Freeman's Ford, second Bull Run, Camp Baldwin, Ganiesville, Pocataligo and others.  He was wounded at the battle of second Bull Run and now draws a pension.  During the last eighteen months of service he was a Corporal.  He was married Sept. 6, 1865, to Mary C. Buckingham, daughter of Curtis Buckingham, of this township.  They have three children - Ellenora, William C. and Charles W.  Mr. Thompson owns eighty-four acres of land and is engaged in general farming.  Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he is an Odd Fellow in good standing.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1064
  Starr Twp. -
SAMUEL THOMPSON was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1818.  His father, James Thompson, was a native of Maryland and an early settler of Coshocton County.  His early life was spent on the farm and in attending school.  He came to Hocking County in 1841, where he has since resided.  Mr. Thompson was married in 1842 to Elizabeth Avery.  She was born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1822, and came with her parents to this county in 1841.  Her father, Philip Avery, came from Virginia to Belmont County in an early day.  Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are the parents of nine children, six of whom are living - George S., Hannah J., Samuel O., Charles, Clara and Wesley.  One son, James C., was shot accidentally while out hunting with Harvey Mitchell, June 19, 1857, at the age of thirteen years.  Mr. Thompson has been a stone and brick mason for the past twenty-six years.  The first chimney he built was for Ed Skinner in the fall of 1856, and the second was for John Mason the same fall.  He was Justice of the Peace for Starr Township twelve years.  Mr. Thompson in 1841 introduced the first blue-stem wheat in Hocking County, importing it from Coshocton County.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1064
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
B. K. TRITSCH, of Tritsch & Stiers, merchants and dealers in dry goods, notions, boots and shoes, groceries and carpets, etc., Logan.  They established their business in 1879, and carry a stock of $15,000.  B. K. Tritsch was born in Hagerstown, Md., Nov. 29, 1849.  Soon after his birth his parents moved to Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, and in April, 1861, came to Logan, Ohio.  He attended the schools of Circleville and Logan.  From the age of seventeen to twenty-eight he was superintendent of his father's woolen mills.  June 15, 1875, he married Margaret Frantz, a daughter of Emanuel and Margaret (Mickey) Frantz.  Mrs. Tritsch is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Tritsch is one of the leading merchants and business men of Logan.  He owns five dwelling houses and lots in Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1001 - Chapt. XXXVI - Falls Twp., including Falls-Gore & City of Logan
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JACOB EZRA TRITSCH, proprietor of Logan Woolen Mills, was born near William and Elizabeth (Cline) Tritsch.  He was educated in the subscription schools of Martinsburg, where his parents had removed when he was small.  His father being a weaver, he was brought up to the same trade and worked as a journeyman four or five years.  In 1846 he rented a small woolen mill in Pleasant Valley and remained there four years.  In 1850 he came to Ohio and worked as a journeyman at Circleville, Pickaway County, till 1854, when he rented the Lister Mills, consisting of woolen, grist and saw mills, where he carried on business a year, when, by litigation, the owners were deprived of water-power.  He then returned to Circleville and worked in the mills there, manufacturing cloth by the yard and yarn by the pound, a year, when a better position being offered him in Columbus, he went there and remained a year.  In 1857 he returned to Circleville and, in company with David Miller, built a mill and carried on business three years, when he sold his interest to Mr. Miller and went to Wilmington, Ohio, and rented the Wickersham woolen and grist mills.  The following year he came to Logan and erected his present mills, where he is now manufacturing a number of brands of cloth and yarn.  Sept. 21, 1841, Mr. Tritsch married Harriet Rohrer, of Washington County, Md.  She died in March, 1852, leaving four children - John W., an employe in his father's ills; Catherine, wife of Peter Lytle; Theodore G., also with his father, and Benjamin K., of the firm of Tritsch & Stiers.  Mr. Tritsch is a Master, Royal Arch and Council Mason, and a member of lodge, chapter and council, Logan.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1001 - Chapt. XXXVI - Falls Twp., including Falls-Gore & City of Logan
  Good Hope Twp. -
HENRY TROXEL, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Hocking County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1825, the son of Jacob and Catherine Troxel, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in June, 1808, and settled in what is now Good Hope Township, within a half mile of where our subject now resides.  They remained here about five years, then moved to Fairfield County, where they remained until the father's death.  The mother was again married and went to Illinois, and there remained until her death.  Our subject was reared on the farm and received his early education in the common schools,  but this was very limited on account of his father's death, which occurred when he was only eight years old.  He was married in 1852 to Miss Annie Housman.  His wife died about two years after their marriage.  He again married, in 1865, to Miss Susan Fimfrock, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Fimfrock, residents of Fairfield County.  They have four children - Charles L., Eva E., Annie R. and Henry Boyd.  Mr. Troxel has a fine farm containing 496 acres of improved land, on which is a pleasant residence and substantial farm buildings.  He also owns a tract of land in Fairfield County containing 160 acres.  He is a man possessed of great native mental vigor, and a liberal share of good, sound judgment, as is shown by his success through life.  He has always taken a lively interest in the matter of education, and one of his principal aims is to give to his children what he was deprived of - a good, thorough education.  He and his wife are members of the Advent church.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1151
  Perry Twp. -
W. S. TUCKER,
born in Leesville, Carroll Co., Ohio, Apr. 3, 1834, is a son of Henry and Ann (Roby) Tucker.  His father was a native of Maryland.  Mr. Tucker commenced to learn the trade of a chair-maker when he was seventeen years of age, and has worked at this trade at intervals till a few years past.  He received his education in the common schools of the country and is quite an expert with a pen.  He was married May 1, 1856, to Phoebe Hudson, daughter of James and Ellenor (Clark) Hudson.  She was born May 18, 1834.  Mr. Tucker enlisted in Company B, thirty-first Ohio Infantry, Aug. 3, 1861, and served to years and sixteen days.  He was in the battle of Stone River, the only regular battle that he took part in, though he was in several skirmishes.  He was Sergeant during the whole of his service.  He was discharged on account of disability to attend duty Aug. 16, 1863.  He has a bass drum he made in the spring of 1861, which was used to beat up all the volunteers of this part of the State.  He at one time owned about forty acres of land, but has no real estate at present.  He is now running a portable saw-mill.  Mr. and Mrs. Tucker are the parents of three children living and five dead - Jasper B., born Feb. 3, 1857, married Nellie Blackburn; Hollis C., born Aug. 15, 1858, married Clara Fox; Sarah S., born May 20, 1860, died June 4, 1871; Bittie E., born Feb. 17, 1862, died Oct. 1, 1863; Ella S., born Mar. 9, 1866; James Henry, born Apr. 25, 1873, died Feb. 27, 1878.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1126

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