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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

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  Blue Creek Twp. -
JOHN TANNER, one of the expert agriculturists of Blue Creek township, was born in Morgan county, Aug. 24, 1836, the son of Jacob and Mary A. (Warner) Tanner, of English and German parentage.  The paternal ancestors came from England and German parentage.  The paternal ancestors came from England, and located in Chester county, Penn., about the year 1775, and here reared a family whose descendants were to be good citizens in their respective states.  John Tanner received his educational training in the common schools and grew to manhood in his native county.  His father was a carpenter, and he also learned the trade in connection with cabinet-making.  He located in this county in 1879, settling upon the farm where they now reside.  Oct. 22, 1857, Miss Sarah J. Williams, a native of Morgan county, born Jan. 27, 1835, became the wife of Mr. Tanner, and they have been blessed by the births of Hannah L. the wife of M. I. Kline; Mary A., the wife of John Shultz; Sarah e., Melissa J., Harriet,the wife of Frank Smith; Josephine, William J. and John F.  Mrs. Tanner is the daughter of William and Sarah (Watson) Williams, of Welsh and English descent.  The family are members of the Disciples church, and among the oldest settlers of the township.  Politically Mr. Tanner is a democrat, and one of the widely known and respected citizens of the county.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 44
  Blue Creek Twp. -
GEORGE D. TOPE first saw the light in Allen county, on the 28th of January, 1843.  His parents are elsewhere mentioned in this book.  He grew to manhood in Van Wert county, and there received a common education, to which he has since added by thorough reading from works by the standard authors.  He chose the occupation of the farmer as his life work and has been successful in his calling.  He located in Paulding county, in 1876, and by his life of probity and unprightness has become the possessor of many warm friends and well wishers.  He has been trustee of his township for three years, acted as constable for one year, and as supervisor for the same length of time.  Mr. Tope is a democrat politically, and was an efficient officer in these positions, serving the people with credit to himself and satisfaction to them.  On the first of May, 1876, Miss Lavina, daughter of Jackson and Margaret (Kear) Pence, became his wife, and their children are:  Fern D., Helen V., Jessie A. and Mary M.  Mrs. Tope was born in Champaign county, Jan. 5, 1852, and is a lady favorably known.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 44
  Blue Creek Twp. -
HIRAM J. TOPE, born in Carroll county, Oct. 30, 1839, is the son of Levi and Sarah (Davis) Tope, of German parentage.  He was raised and educated in Allen county, and while in Van Wert county, for a time, was united in marriage, on the 3d of December, 1866, with Miss Frances Gates.  She is a native of Clarion county, Penn., and first saw the light on the 23d 23d of December, 1846.  She is a daughter of Frederick and Sarah (Black) Gates.  The children born into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tope are:  Emma wife of P. Roush; Almina L., Sarah A., Levi F., Edna J., Dora M., Edith B. and Eliza.  Mr. Tope is a democrat and located in this county in 1874.  He and family enjoy general popularity and have many friends who wish them well.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 44
  Auglaize Twp. -
DANIEL F. TUOHY is a worthy representative of a worthy family.  He was orn in Jackson township, this county, Mr. 31, 1858, the son of Patrick and Nancy (Ryan) Touhy.  Hs resided with his parents until their demise, and then took charge of the old home.  He married on the 2d of June, 1887, Miss Mary C., the daughter of Benjamin and Henrietta (Wellman) Schroeder.  The religious creed of the family is found in the Catholic church.  Mr. Touhy, who is the able assessor of the township at the present time, is a democrat in his political belief.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39

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