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Source:
Historical Atlas
Paulding County, Ohio

ILLUSTRATED
Containing Maps of Paulding County, Townships, Towns and Villages,
Compiled by O. Morrow and F. W. Bashore
ALSO
Maps of the United States and State of Ohio.
Together with a Statement of the Settlement, Growth and Prosperity of the County,
Including a Personal and Family History of Many of its Prominent Citizens.
Illustrated
Madison, Wis.:
The Western Publishing Co.
1892

  Jackson Twp. -
S. B. AKERMAN. - Among the prosperous farmers of Paulding county should be mentioned S. B. Akerman, who was born in Morgan county, Ohio, the son of William and Keziah (Carroll) Akerman, natives of Ohio.  He was reared and educated in Allen county, Ohio, and there, in 1855, he married Miss Eva Fisher, who bore him nine children, four of whom, Andrew J., Laura, the wife of Henry Ramsey; John M. and Charles E., survive.  He enlisted, in February, 1865, in company E, One Hundred and Ninety-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and served until the close of the war.  During his life he followed various employments, until, in 1866, he settled upon his present farm of eighty acres, which he had purchased in 1863, on which he has erected the buildings.  Mr. Akerman died in 1881, and he was married to Miss Sophia SeelyMr. Akerman has held the office of township trustee, and at present is filling that of township treasurer, having been the incumbent of that office for four years.  In politics he is a member of the democratic party.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 63
  Benton Twp. -
ISAAC ALLISON is one of the progressive agriculturists of Benton township.  He was born in Paulding county, Nov. 25, 1852, the son of George and Sarah J. (Daniels) Allison.  The father was born in Marion county on the 29th of February, 1826, came to Benton township in 1852 and purchased eighty acres of land now owned by Mrs. Hannah Snyder, Richard Snyder and George Birkhold.  He was one of the early school directors and a life-long member of the United Brethren church, of which he was exhorter many years.  His political belief embraced the principles of the republican party.  In 1848 his marriage with Miss Sarah Daniels occurred and seven children were born to them, namely: John (deceased), Isaac, George C. (deceased), James A. (deceased), William J., Mary E. (deceased), and Emma E. (deceased).  Mr. Allison died Sept. 25, 1865, and his wife, who survived him, afterward married Henry Beal, and died Nov. 5, 1872.  Isaac Allison, the subject of this notice, was raised on the homestead farm and received a common school education.  In 1876 he purchased his present farm, which is now under cultivation and well improved.  Mr. Allison was married Dec. 15, 1872, to Miss Annie C., the daughter of Peter Neigh, of Benton township, and six children were born to them: Martha E., born Aug. 10, 1876; Bertha A., born Mar. 1, 1878; Della M., born Aug. 10, 1879; Rose A., born May 24, 1882; Emily E., born Sept. 14, 1884; Elmer F., born Apr. 14, 1887.  Politically Mr. Allison is connected with the republican party.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Emerald Twp. -
P. L. ANDERSON, a thriving farmer of Paulding county, was the fourth son born to Thomas and Helen (Conley) Anderson  His birth took place in Noble county, Ohio, May 29, 1857, and his parents were natives of Ohio.  The maternal grandfather, who was a native of Ireland, was a school teacher and edited several school books, among which was an arithmetic.  He lived for many years in Washington, Guernsey county, Ohio, and reared a family of two sons and five daughters.  Thomas Anderson, the father of our subject, was reared a farmer and received instruction in the schools of his day.  On reaching manhood's estate, he inherited a farm on which he lived for a number of years and then sold.  He then engaged in the mercantile trade, which proved disastrous to him, and then located in Vinton county, Ohio, where he became a well to do farmer, dying in 1885.  He was a man of large stature and great physical endurance.  He and his wife, who died in 1870, were members of the Christian church.  P. L. Anderson, who left his native county at an early age, lived in Vinton county until after his mother's death.  At the age of thirteen he began the battle of life in Pickaway county, where he as a farm hand received fifteen dollars per month.  He then worked for one man for a period of three years, during this time attending school at intervals.  He located in Madison county in 1878, and in December of 1881 he was wedded to Niss Addie Linson whose birth occurred Aug. 22, 1859.  She was the second of four children born to George and Martha (Latham) Linson, natives of Kentucky.  George Linson who was a farmer, died in 1875 and his wife still resides on the home farm in Madison county.  Mr. Anderson removed to Emerald township, Paulding county, in February, 1883, and located upon the farm where he now lives, having cleared fifty acres of the same.  He is an industrious farmer and one of the progressive men of his township.  His politics are democratic, while fraternally he belongs to the Ohio Masonic order, being a Master Mason.  Mrs. Anderson is a member of the Christian church.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Emerald Twp. -
CHRISTIAN ANKNEY, a retired farmer, was born in Somerset county, Penn., Sept. 13, 1809, the son of Henry and Susanna (Koontz) Ankney, of French and German origin.  Christian Ankney is the fifth of fourteen children and remained with his parents until he reached his majority, when he married, on the 9th of September, 1831, Miss Mary Ankney, of Tuscarawas county.  They had nine children, five of whom reached the years of maturity.  George and Adam Ankney were in the army and the latter met his death in the battle of Atlanta.  The former, however, happily reached home in safety.  The wife of Christian Ankney died on Aug. 6, 1845, and he was married about a year later to Elizabeth Stineman his present companion.  There were twelve children by this marriage and all but five died in infancy.  Mr. Ankney has always been a farmer and has cleared two farms besides the one on which he now resides, the latter being composed of eighty acres of land.  His second wife was a native of Ohio and was the eldest of three children born to Jacob and Susanna Stineman.  Mr. Stineman was a soldier under Napoleon and was born in Switzerland.  His wife was a native of Germany.  He served for nine years and nine months in the army and was not wounded during all this time.  Mr. Ankney is a stanch republican and has always worked for his party.  His educational advantages were limited in his youth, but he has become by study as well-informed man.  He has been prosperous and his beautiful farm is under excellent cultivation.  His son, Daniel, has had charge of the farm for six years, and Simon P. is also at home with his parents.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Emerald Twp. -
DAVID ANKNEY, who was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, May 3, 1822, is one of the progressive and well known farmers of Emerald township.  He is the son of Henry and Susanna (Koontz) Ankley, of Pennsylvania, formerly of Germany.  After attending school, Mr. Ankney, our subject, was married to Nancy Wilch, of Tuscarawas county, and five children were born to them, as follows:  John, Joseph, Daniel, Margaret and Isaac, who died in 1890.  The mother dying, Mr. Ankney was again married and Elizabeth Koli became his wife.  Their children are Emanuel, Barbara, Ada, Evaline, Eli and Dennis.  Mr. Ankney enlisted in company G, Fourteenth Ohio volunteer infantry, on Apr. 26, 1861, and was honorably discharged in August of the year of his enlistment in Toledo, Ohio.  He is in politics a democrat and his family are members of the Lutheran church.  Our subject, who commenced life with but $40, has succeeded in his profession and now owns a farm of fifty-eight acres and a good home.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Emerald Twp. -
JACOB ANKNEY, a thrifty farmer of Paulding county, was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1832, the son of Michael and Philpena (Fockler) Ankney of Pennsylvania.  The father, who was a farmer, died in 1864, his wife having preceded him to the grave in 1834.  Jacob Ankney located in this township in 1852 and bought eighty acres of land, which he at once began to clear.  The ground was in the wilderness and it took the hard work which Mr. Ankney gave it to make it into the pleasant home which he now owns.  He was married Apr. 1, 1855, to Miss Mary A., the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Wolf) Nedrow, of German origin, and they have twelve children, whose names are Simon (deceased), Michael, Elizabeth, Jacob (deceased), Mary and Anna, twins; John, Samuel, Frank, Joseph, Yetta and Della.  Mr. Ankney has been the democratic constable for one term, and township trustee for six terms.  The family are members of the Lutheran church and give their ready assistance to all projects promising good for the community.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Blue Creek Twp. -
DAVID ANSPACH is a successful agriculturist of Blue Creek township and was born in Perry county, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1857, a son of Absalom and Catherine (Klingler) Anspach.  Our subject grew to manhood in his native county and there received a common education.  He chose the pursuit of farming as his work and in 1882 located in Paulding county, where he has since resided.  He was married Apr. 29, 1879, to Mary C. Foster, the daughter of U. and Elizabeth (Grubb) Foster, and the union resulted in the birth of Elizabeth, Charles, Minnie and Mina, twins, Allen and Frank.  Politically, our subject is a democrat, and one of the aggressive politicians of his county.  HE is a member of the Grange and an honored citizen popular with all who know him best.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42
  Carryall Twp. -
ORLANDO D. APPLEGATE, a representative young farmer of Carryall township, was born in Allen County, Ind., Jan. 21, 1860, the son of Henry and Mary (Swisher) Applegate.  The early life of our subject was passed in his native county and his education was acquired in the common schools.  He married Dec. 24, 1886, Miss Ida C. Herrick, and their union has been blessed by the advent of Roy H., Henry R. and Audra A.  Mrs. Applegate is a daughter of Runa and Mary (Boger) Herrick and was born in Allen county on Aug. 29, 1863.  With her husband she located in Paulding county in 1890.  Politically Mr. Applegate is a republican, and is recognized as a good business man and a first-class citizen.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 52
  Carryall Twp. -
CHARLES W. ARMSTRONG, a leading citizen of Carryall township, was born in New London county, Conn., Apr. 26, 1827, the son of Lee and Mary (Spaford) Armstrong.  In 1834 his parents came to Defiance county, Ohio.  When Charles Armstrong was seven years of age, he was bound out to Robert Clemer, with whom he remained for five years.  At this time his father, who was living in Oakland county, Mich., purchased his time and he lived at home until 1844.  He then went with his father to DeKalb county, Ind., where he remained about three years, when he came to Carryall township, Paulding county, and worked at various places until 1857, when he bought forty acres of land where he now resides.  In time he added 102 acres, and in connection with his farming he has been engaged in steam threshing for forty years.  As a republican, Mr. Armstrong has filled the offices of school director and supervisor.  His marriage occurred Sept. 15, 1850, when Jane Handy, a native of New York, became his wife.  She bore her husband these children: Coe (deceased), Lorenzo L., Cora, the wife of Jacob Hailenger, of Indiana; Emma, now Mrs. James Wilson and Ada, the wife of Theo. Peppers, of Iowa, and F. H. Armstrong, who married Miss Mirty Banks, residing on the home farm.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 52
  Benton Twp. -
GEORGE P. ARMSTRONG is a native of West Virginia, and first saw the light in Preston county, May 8, 1849.  He is the son of I. F. and Elizabeth (Cupp) Armstrong, honored citizens of the county of their residence.  George Armstrong, the immediate subject of this notice, was raised and educated from the age of thirteen, in the county of Hocking.  He remained at home until 1883, when he settled in Benton township, on a farm of forty acres, where he now lives.  Politically, Mr. Armstrong has been a democrat for some time, and has filled the minor township offices.  In 1873 his marriage with Miss Harriet, the daughter of James Thrush, of Hocking county, occurred, and six children came to bless this union, namely: Arthur M., Thurman P., Edward M., John H., Frank L., and Myrtle M.  The family are members in high standing of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Payne.  Fraternally, Mr. Armstrong belongs to the P. of H. Grange, of Benton township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Benton Twp. -
ISAAC N. ARMSTRONG - I. F. and Elizabeth (Cupp) Armstrong, natives of West Virginia and Fayette county, Penn., respectively, are the parents of Isaac N. Armstrong, who was born in West Virginia, Aug. 28, 1847.  He attended the common schools and at the age of thirteen years went with his parents to Hocking county, where the father died in 1886.  The mother, who is still living, resides on the homestead.  Our subject remained on the farm until the death of his father, when he removed to his present farm, in Benton township.  While a resident of Hocking county, Mr. Armstrong was a school director and supervisor.  Miss Rebecca J. Coulter became his wife in 1869, and these children, Bertha B., Peter S. and Walter L., were born to them.  Mr. Armstrong is the daughter of Peter Coulter, of Stow township, Hocking county.  Her husband is a member of Payne Lodge, No. 725, I. O. O. F., and teh family belong to the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Blue Creek Twp. -
JOHN H. ARNOLD is a native of Ohio, born in Darke county, Aug. 18, 1852, the son of John C. and Mary E. (Sheperd) Arnold, of German parentage.  He grew up on the farm and received a common education, early imbibing those characteristics of energy and industry which have so marked his subsequent life.  His marriage occurred on the 3rd of August,1873, at which time Miss Mary J. Crawford became his wife.  She was born Oct. 12, 1854, and is the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Sampson) Crawford of Darke county, Ohio, of German descent.  The children born of this union are Laura M., William B., Sopha B., and Ella E.  Mr. Arnoldis one of the stanch republicans of the county, and he and wife are communicants of the Methodist church.  Mr. Arnold came to this county in 1887, and as his farm was entirely in the woods when he located it, he was obliged to build a plank house and begin the process of clearing his land.  He now has twenty-five acres under cultivation and is well satisfied with his adopted county.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42

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