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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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  Auglaize Twp. -
FRANCIS M. WADE

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39

  Harrison Twp. -
FREDERICK WAHL was born in Baden, Germany, Apr. 4, 1843, the son of Nicholas and Julia Wahl who came to America in 1852, and located in Erie county, Ohio, where they died.  Our subject was nine years old when brought to America, and at the age of twenty-one he entered the service of his adopted country in company I, One Hundred and Forty-fifth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, and did garrison duty at Arlington Heights.  Receiving his discharge Aug. 27, 1864, he returned to Erie county and engaged in farming, which occupation he has since followed.  In 1871 he located in Paulding county and settled on the land where he now resides.  Dec. 12, 1868, Mr. Wahl married Miss Mary A. White, a native of Prussia, who, when but a few months old, was brought by her parents, Philip and May White, to this country.  She bore her husband five children: Frederick E., Christian F., John A. (deceased), Willie (deceased), and Ida (deceased).  As a republican, Mr. Wahl has held the office of trustee for one year and acted as a member of the school board for four years.  He and wife are valued members of the United Brethren church.  Mrs. Wahl died May 14, 1875, and in April, 1877, Mr. Wahl espoused Miss Ellen Gillen, the daughter of William and Ann (Woodward) Gillen.  Their children are:  Jacob, Anna (deceased), and Ida E. (deceased).  Mr. Wahl enjoys great personal popularity in the county and has many friends who wish him well.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 62
  Harrison Twp. -
GEORGE WAHL (deceased). - One of the well-remembered citizens of Harrison township is George Wahl, who died on the 7th day of October, 1844.  He was born in Baden, Germany, July 28, 1846, came to this country with his parents in 1852, and at the age of twenty-three, Jan. 2, 1870, married Ruth Philo, the daughter of Asa and Sarah (Hazlitt) Philo.  Mrs. Wahl was born Dec. 18, 1851, and was the German extraction.  Her children are:  George F., Eva, Sarah, Jacob, August, Bertie (deceased), Mary (deceased), Nicholas, Clara A. and Hulda E. The father of these sons and daughters was a republican, and in his death the township lost a good citizen.  He had led an industrious and virtuous life, was charitable and hospitable, and his early death was deeply mourned by the citizens of the township and his bereaved family.  Other information, touching his ancestry, will be found in the sketch of Frederick Wahl his brother.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 62
  Paulding Village -
R. D. WEBSTER, ex-auditor of Paulding county, was born Mar. 9, 1855, in Portland township, Chautauqua county, N. Y., the son of J. H. and Mary (Tucker) Webster.  He spent his early life upon the farm and subsequently attended the Westfield and Jamestown schools.  He learned the printer's trade at Mayville, and worked at it for several years at Jamestown, N. Y., Toledo, Upper Sandusky and Port Clinton, Ohio.  In January, 1879, he came to Paulding and purchased the Paulding Democrat, publishing the same until 1890.  In 1884 he was elected auditor of Paulding county, which office he filled until June 1891, when he resigned to go into the newspaper business at Defiance.  As a democrat, he has also occupied the minor town offices.  He is a member of Paulding lodge, F. & A. M., also the En-Sa-Woc-Sa chapter of Defiance and commandery No. 30, K. T.  Mr. Webster was married, in 1875, to Miss Clara J., the daughter of Philip Snyder, of Ottawa county.  He is now engaged in publishing the Defiance Democrat, at Defiance, with Mr. F. J. Mains.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 76


B. J. White
   B. J. WHITE

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

  Benton Twp. -
EMIL WHITE (WEISS) was born in Prussia, on Feb. 2, 1846, the son of Philip and Mary (Will) White.  Philip, the father of the subject, and his wife, emigrated to this country in 1844 and settled in Sandusky county, Ohio, purchasing forty six acres of land.  At the time of this improved.  Emil White was reared and instructed in Townsend township, of his adopted county, and spent his early life on the farm.  Subsequently he engaged in fishing on the lake and in this occupation he made sufficient to purchase 160 acres of land in Benton township, situated where he now lives.  He has cleared this land in Benton township, situated where he now lives.  He has cleared this land and placed upon it substantial buildings.  He married Miss Louisa, the daughter of Martin Extine, of Erie county, in 1872; and Clara, the wife of Stephen Neifes; Henry, Allie, Lewis, David, Nettie and Harley are the children born to them.  Mr. White, who is a democrat, has filled the offices of school director and supervisor.  He is a member of the farmer's alliance, and in religious belief he and his family are Lutherans.  Ernest White, the fifth son of Philip, dates his birth from 1850.  He was raised in Sandusky county and acquired his education there.  In 1876 he came to Benton township and bought forty acres of land, which he has improved.  Oct. 12, 1876, Miss Dora, the daughter of Frederick Kruger, became his wife and to them have been born Albert, Irwin, Lily and Mary.  The family are consistent members of the Lutheran church and Mr. White has been the choice of the democratic party to fill the position of supervisor.  Philip White was the sixth son born to Philip and Mary White.  He first saw the light in Sandusky county on the 13th of June, 1853.  His learning was obtained in the schools of Townsend township, and he remained upon the homestead farm until Feb. 1890.  At this time he came to Paulding county, located upon his present farm of eighty acres in Benton township, and has improved and cleared the same.  His marriage took place in January, 1881, at which time Miss Sophia Kubach, the daughter of August Kubach, of Erie county, became his wife.  The children who have been born to them are:  Oscar E., Emma C., Ida A., George A., and Clara A.  Mr. White is an enterprising young man, fully alive to the interests of his county, and he justly merits the esteem in which he is held.  He and his wife, who is a lady of social standing, possess many sterling qualities of mind and heart, and are consistent members of the Lutheran church.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 41
  Harrison Twp. -
AUGUSTUS F. WIEGEL - In 1873 Augustus F. Wiegel located in this county, and has been one of the representative citizens durin his residence here.  He was born in Erie county, Ohio, May 27, 1850, the son of Bernhart and Martha (Mantz) Wiegel, of Germany, who came to America in early life, and were married in Huron.  Augustus was the eighth of nine children born to these parents, and he received a good education.  HE married in Sandusky City, June 3, 1873, Katie Eusteen, the daughter of William Eusteen, of German origin, and these are their children: Cora M., Grace E., John H., Myrtle V., Carl C. and Milton E.  Mr. Wiegel, who is a republican, has held these positions: clerk of the township for five years, trustee for three years, assessor for one year, and constable for one year.  He has also served on the board of education, and is highly esteemed wherever known.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 62
  Auglaize Twp. -
JOHN Q. WILLISS, a thriving farmer of Paulding, was born in Warren county, Ohio, July 25, 1831.  His parents were Elijah and Rachel (Wilson) Williss of English origin.  When he was nineteen years of age, John Williss began life for himself, doing farming in the summer months and running a saw mill in the winter seasons.  His father was killed by an accident in the mill in January, 1851.  Mr. Williss was married on Jan. 24, 1856, to Sarah A. Cross, and their children are:  Emma Jane, Charles E., Maria (deceased), Marshall C., and Sadie B.  The parents of Mrs. Williss were John and Sarah Booth) Cross the mother being a lineal descendant of the Booth family so famous in history.  The family are members of the Brethren church, and Mr. Williss, who has served as trustee of his township for one term, is in politics a republican.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Emerald Twp. -
JOHN WOLF, a good citizen of Paulding county, is a native of Emerald township, and dates his birth from the 19th of January, 1857.  His parents are Simon and Elizabeth (Ankney) Wolf, both of the state of Ohio.  John Wolf remained with his parents until his marriage which occurred Mar. 16, 1879, when Eliza J. Ankney became his wife.  By this marriage Mrs. Wolf became the mother of the following children, namely, Annie (deceased), Mary H., Margaret, Simon C. (deceased) and Mary E.  In their religious belief, the family are members of the Lutheran church, and politically.  Mr. Wolf is a supporter of the democratic party.  He has served as trustee of his township for one term and enjoys universal esteem.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 60
  Benton Twp. -
J. A. WOLLARD was born in Fairview county, Ohio, Apr. 25, 1858, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Miller) Woolard, of German and English extraction.  Mr. Woolard grew to manhood in his native county upon the farm and received a common school education.  Apr. 5, 1882, he married Miss Mary E. Miller and soon after removed to Payne, this county, where he has since resided, being an enterprising and industrious citizen.  He affiliates with the democratic party.  His family consists of three sons, viz:  Dallas D., James A. and Herman B.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42
  Harrison Twp. -
ANTHONY WORM.
- One of the leading agriculturists of Harrison township is Anthony Worm, who was born in Seneca county, Ohio, May 19, 1855.  His parents are Christian and Hannay (Layman) Worm, natives of 1855.  His parents are Christian and Hannah (Layman) Worm, natives of Germany, who came to America in early life.  Anthony was the fourth of five children born to these parents and grew to manhood in his native county.  Here he obtained an education in the schools of the neghborhood neighborhood, and upon graduating, engaged principally in milling the threshing.  He located on section 16, in 1884, and here erected a saw mill with a capacity of 12,000 feet of lumber per day.  He has been interested in the lumber business quite extensively and in his chosen work is successful.  He was married, Apr. 6, 1880, to Miss Victoria, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Falter) Casanova, and to them have been born Isabella, Philomena, John, Henry and Olla.  The family are members of the Catholic church and enjoy high social standing in the community where they reside.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 63
  Emerald Twp. -
J. W. WORTMAN, a prominent citizen of Paulding county, is a native of Morgan county, and was born Apr. 11, 1848, the youngest of seven children, four sons and three daughters, born to B. V. and Rachel (Strong) Wortman, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia.  The father was a farmer, and in early manhood left his home and located in Morgan county, Ohio, where he became a well-to-do tiller of the soil.  During his life he was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics was a republican.  He died in 1879, at the ripe old age of eighty years.  His son, J. W. Wortman, who is the immediate subject of this sketch, was reared in the pioneer home of his parents, and received but a limited education in the log school-house of that period.  He prepared for the profession of teaching in Marietta college, and at the age of eighteen years taught his first term of school.  He farmed and raised stock in connection with his teaching, and came to Paulding county in 1875.  He located upon the farm of 160 acres which is now his home, and taught each winter until 1888 making twenty-five terms in all.  He and his wife, who are stanch friends of education, have done much to further the same in the county.  Mr. Wortman, who has served as justice of the peace for six years and in all the township offices, is a self-made man, and justly deserves the esteem which is his.  In politics he was formerly an abolitionist, later supported the men who best represented his interests, and was at one time a candidate for county auditor on the the labor and farmer's ticket.  Mar. 21, 1872, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Phipps, a native of Noble county, Ohio, born May 28, 1854, and daughter of Samuel H. and Mary (Miller) Phipps, of Scotch and Irish extraction.  Mrs. Wortman's paternal grandparents were natives of New England, while the maternal grandfather was born in Ireland.  Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wortman, as follows:  Fred P., who mastered Appleton's first reader when but four years of age; Frank B., Mary M., Charles W., Stella M. and James W.  The family are highly respected residents of Emerald township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 60
  Latty Twp. -
NATHAN WYATT, a prosperous agriculturist and stock raiser of Latty township, and one of its leading citizens, was born Nov. 10, 1844, in Wilkes county, N. C.  He is a son of David and Permillia (Wingler) Wyatt, the former of whom is a descendant of one of the old families of North Carolina.  He settled in Wilkes county in early life and lived and died upon the farm which he purchased while a young man.  His family consisted of eight sons and six daughters.  He was a life long member of the Baptist church and his death occurred in April, 1872, his wife surviving him until 1878.  Nathan Wyatt, the immediate subject of this sketch, grew to manhood's estate upon the homestead farm.  His opportunities for receiving an education were limited, and consequently he is a self educated man.  In October, 1863, Mr. Wyatt was conscripted into company D, Twenty-sixth North Carolina infantry, Confederate states army, and served seven months.  On being taken sick, he was allowed to go home on sixty days' furlough and never returned to his regiment.  In 1868 he removed to Miami county, Ohio, and engaged as a farm laborer for the space of two years.  He then embarked in the manufacture of tile for seven years, settling at the end of this time upon his present farm of 100 acres, in the southeast quarter of section 26.  This land he had previously purchased, but which was then unimproved.  The buildings which he has built are of a substantial order and his property ranks among the best.  The marriage of Mr. Wyatt occurred Dec. 21, 1876, at which time Miss Sarah C. the daughter of Chas Firsloe of Shelby county, became his wife.  They are the parents of Richard P., William H., Maud R., Charles D., Walter A., Oscar C. and Warren L.  Mr. Wyatt's political affiliations are with the republican party and he has served as school director.  He is a member of Pleasant Hill lodge, No. 574, I. O. O. F., of Miami county, and belongs to the Christian church, with which institution he has been connected since 1870.  Mr. Wyatt is one of the prominent and influential farmerds of his township and enjoys the esteem and confidence of all who know him.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 67

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