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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

  Latty Twp. -
WILLIAM EATON, farmer, one of the early settlers of Paulding county, is the subject of this sketch.  He was born Dec. 30, 1828, in Erie county, Penn., and is a son of William and Martha Eaton.  The elder Eaton was a native of Vermont and his wife of Pennsylvania.  He settled in Pennsylvania when a young man, and subsequently removed to Franklin county, Ohio, where he resided until his death.  Our subject was one of a family of ten children, and was the fourth child.  He was raised upon a farm, and his education was of the most limited kind; at the age of ten years he commenced working by the month, and at the age of twenty-one years, he commenced life upon a rented farm.  In 1854, Mr. Eaton came to Latty township, what was then Washington, and purchased forty acres of land where his homestead now stands, which at that time was a wilderness, and here endured the hardships incident to a pioneer's life.  He now owns and operates about 145 acres, and at one time owned about 700 acres, which he has given to his children.  Our subject and his son, William H., laid out thirty-acres of the town of Grover Hill.  He filled the office of township trustee for eighteen years, and has filled many of the minor township offices.  Politically Mr. Eaton is a life-long democrat.  He has been twice married, his first wife was Miss Susan A., daughter of William and Mary Agler of Franklin county, Ohio.  She died Aug. 8, 1881, leaving a family of ten children:  Mary M. J., wife of Benjamin Longworth, of Latty township, Willard E., of Latty township, Lydia A., wife of Jeremiah Fritz, of Grover Hill, Ohio, William H., of Grover Hill, Ohio, James E., of Latty township, Orin L., of Grover Hill, Ohio., Martha A., who resides in Franklin county, Ohio, Laura L., wife of Frank Cole, of Latty township, George and AmandaMr. Eaton's second wife was Mrs. Rebecca Miler, daughter of John Knodle, of Washington township, to whom he was married on Dec. 24, 1882, and by his marriage they have one daughter, Lenora.  When Mr. Eaton settled in what is now Latty township, it contained but four residents: Martin Pease, Lydia Kohn, William Grove and Jorden Bennett.  Our subject has never sought public office, but has always been willing to accept any trust that would further the interests of his neighbors, and it is befitting, after a long life of quiet usefulness, some mention should be made of him.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 65
  Latty Twp. -
WILLARD E. EATON, farmer and tile manufacturer, is a son of William and the late Susan (Agler) Eaton.  He was born Sept. 28, 1853, in Franklin county, Ohio.  He was raised in Latty township, and received his education in the public schools of the township.  He was reared a farmer, and remained upon the homestead farm until he was twenty-seven years of age, when he located upon his present farm of eighty acres, which he cleared and improved, and followed farming until December, 1883, when, in connection with B. W. Longworth, he engaged in the manufacturing of tile, and erected their mill, consisting of ending shed, 18x36, drying shed, 18x164, kiln, 20x9 feet and 10 feet high, with a capacity of 8,000 tile per day, giving employment to four hands.  Their works cover about four acres.  Mr. Eaton also operates his farm.  He was married, in 1881, to Lorretta, daughter of John Burkett, of Van Wert county, Ohio, and by this union they have had born to them two children: Carrie M. and John W.  Mr. Eaton has filled the office of township treasurer three terms, also township trustee for four years, and school director three yeas.  In politics he is a democrat, and is a member of the P. of H., Latty grange No. 621, of Grover Hill, Ohio, also the county grange.  Mr. Eaton is one of the enterprising, pushing business men of his township, and commands the respect of the people of his community.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 65
  Emerald Twp. -
DANIEL EHRMAN, a progressive farmer of Emerald township, was born in France, Mar. 22, 1862, the son of Gregory and Magdelene (Andrews) Ehrman both of France.  The parents came to America in the year 1876, and located in Sandusky county, Ohio, coming in the year 1886 to this county.  They had eleven children, whose names are:  Victor, Anthony, Mary, August, Magdalene, Annie, Rose, Jacob, Alexander (deceased in 1878), Henry and Daniel, our subject.  The latter was twenty years old when he started out in life for himself.  June 290, 1883, Miss Anna C. Weiker became his wife, and they have two children, Charles Edward and Jessie Clyde, an infant.  The parents of Mrs. Ehrman were Jacob and Elizabeth (Boyer) Weiker, natives of Germany.  Mr. Ehrman is an aggressive politician, advocating the principles of the democratic party.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Blue Creek Twp. -
CHARLES M. ELLIOTT was born in Defiance county, Ohio, on the last day of July, 1854, the son of Moses and Elizabeth (Morehead) Elliott.  He remained in Defiance county until the age of thirteen years and went to the counties of Coshocton and Holmes, where he received a common education.  At the age of eighteen years he removed to Allen county, Ind., where he engaged in farm labor.  In 1879 he located in this county and upon his cultivated farm ahs some fine cattle.  He erected, in 1881, a saw mill, which he operates in connection with his farm.  His marriage occurred on the 1st of February, 1876, in Adams county, at which time Miss Julia A. Krick became his wife.  She is the daughter of Jacob and Julia (Beaverhammer) Krick and was born in Adams county, Mar. 25, 1852.  By her marriage she has become the mother of Llewellyn and Annie A. Elliott.  Politically, Mr. Elliottbis a democrat and a man who inspires the esteem and confidence of a host of friends.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43
  Blue Creek Twp. -
JASPER EVANS was born in Franklin county, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1861.  His parents are Alexandria and Ellen (Gordon) Evans, of Welsh and Irish birth respectively.  Our subject was educated in the common schools and grew to maturity on the homestead farm in his native county.  In 1882 he removed to Hardin county and married there on the 10th of October, 1883, Miss B. Dawson, who was born Aug. 6, 1863.  The christian names of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Evans are Earl Floyd, Harry D. F. and Don Lincoln. Since 1884 Mr. Evans has been an active and energetic citizen of this county and is highly honored and respected wherever known.  HE is an ardent supporter of the principles of the republican party.

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43

  Benton Twp. -
M. B. EVERITT, an enterprising young attorney of Payne, Ohio, is a native of Defiance county, dating his birth from the 26th of December, 1861.  He is the son of John and Martha (McKinney) Everitt, residents of Ohio.  M. B. Everitt received his early education in the public schools, completing the same at the Bryan normal.  He graduated at the age of seventeen years and commenced teaching in the schools of Paulding county, continuing the same seven years.  Wishing to follow the profession of law, he studied with Hon. James E. Coulter, of Hicksville, and was admitted by the supreme court of Ohio, in 1884, to the practice.  In partnership with Mr. Coulter, he practiced for one year at Hicksville, and then located at Payne, where he has made commendable progress.  He is a republican in politics, and a prominent member of the Payne lodge, K. of P.  Mr. Everitt was married in 1882 to Miss Ida, the daughter of Clement and Ellen Hulbert, of Defiance county, and a member of one of the pioneer families of that place.  Three children, of whom two are now living, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Everitt.  Glenn and Ford are the names of the survivors.  Mr. Everitt  is recognized as one of the prominent men in the county and is found to succeed in his chosen profession.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 40

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