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History of Cedar
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Biographies - Massillon Township

A - J

 

Allen, Wm. H., renter, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Adams, C. J., Mrs., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Massillon; widow of Abraham Williams, who was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1830; he came to this county in June, 1841; in 1850 Mr. W. went to California; remained there about eighteen months, being quite successful, this being his first start.  Mrs. A.'s maiden name was Cowell; she was born in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1834; she came to this county in the Fall of 1840 with her parents.  They were married May 9, 1851; he died October 30, 1872; leaving family; two sons and three daughters--Aureliza, Frances E., Wm. H., Dolly M.,  and Julius J. A.  He left an estate of about 1,200 acres.    June 1, 1877, she married Hugh Adams.

Beddow, A. H., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Benson, O. P., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Benson, Wm., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Bennett, S., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Massillon.

Brink, Allen, farmer, Section 7; Post Office Clarence.

Brink, Ira, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Oxford Mills; was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1827; he lived there until he was past 23 years of age; then removed to Carroll County, Illinois, in 1850; he remained there until October, 1856, and then came to this county; owns 288 acres.  He married Miss Cordelia Hager February 19, 1850, a native of the same county; they have four sons and three daughters--Wilber, born February 4, 1851, in Pennsylvania; Lois, born September 15, 1852, in Carroll County; Wesley, born August 24, 1857, in Cedar County; Emma, born April 11, 1860, in Cedar County; Thomas, born October 19, 1862, in Cedar County; Alva, born August 8, 1865, in Cedar County; Hester, born January 6, 1869, in Cedar County.

Brink, J. farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence.

Brink, Simeon, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Bunge, Henry, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Bunge, Peter, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Burwell, J. S., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden; was born in Hanover Township, Ashland County, Ohio, July 23, 1828; he lived there until 1854, and then came to this county; he moved on the place he now lives in the Spring of 1855, and has lived there ever since; owns 200 acres.  He married Nancy M. Shearer, may 10, 1853, a native of the same place; born February 26, 1832; they have three sons--Thomas L., born September 9, 1854; John A., born May 6, 1859; Charles S., born February 3, 1862.

Burwell, T. L., farmer, Section 35; Post office Louden.

Butler, C. C., mechanic, Massillon.

Cave, Emerson, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Cantonwine, David, physician and surgeon, Massillon; was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1819; lived there until 18 years of age, then went to Mexico, where he remained two and a half years; returned and located in Linn County, Iowa, in 1841; at the age of 17, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Gettis, of Bedford, Pennsylvania; he attended a course of lectures at Cincinnati and one at Philadelphia: has been engaged in practice at Massillon five years.  Has been married twice; first wife was Hulda White, a native of Indiana; she died in 1856; four children--Mary, Alvira, Julius and Gideon.  He married again to Cynthia Irish, in August 1859, a native of Erie County, New York; they have a family of six--David W., Austin, Frank, Emma J., Walter and Burton.

Cave, Jas., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Chapman, Edward, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Chisholm, James, farmer, Section 7; Post Office Clarence.

Criemier, H., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Curran, David, farmer, Post Office Louden.

Currant, James B., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Massillon.

Davis, Richard, saloon keeper, Massillon.

Davis, J. F., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Oxford Mills; was born in Portland, Maine, September 9, 1827; he lived there about two years; then his parents moved to New York City; lived there about twenty years, then moved to De Kalb County, Illinois, in the Fall of 1849; left there in 1864, and came to this county and located in this township; owns 135 acres.  He married Miss Lucy A. Alexander, a native of Lewis County, New York, December 25, 1851; they have two sons and three daughters--Frances E., Amanda S., Annie M,. George W. and Jonas N.  Was Justice of the Peace six years; was Township Trustee a number of years, School Treasurer two years, and School  Director a number of years.

Dihne, Chas., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Massillon.

Deke, Fred., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Louden.

Deming, Amos, proprietor hotel, Massillon; was born in Canada October 2, 1826; lived there about one year; his parents then moved to Niagara County, New York; lived there until 1837, and then removed to Michigan, where he remained until 1863, and then came to this county; has been engaged in the hotel business here twelve years,    Is Postmaster, was Justice of the Peace one term, and was Station Agent about five years.  He married Miss Mary Cameron January 28, 1865, a native of Canada; she died January 29, 1866.  He married again, to Emily Shirley, October 16, 1867; no family by the first marriage; one son and one daughter, by second marriage--Alice M. and William.

Deming, Howard, peddler, Massillon.

Deming, J., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Massillon.

Deming, T. C., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Dinkel, A. J., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Massillon; was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, November 6, 1848; he lived in Virginia until 10 years of age, and then came to this county and located in this town; owns eighty acres.  He married Miss Emily J., daughter of Wm. Williams, July 1, 1875; she was born in this county March 7, 1855; they have one daughter--Ethel, born May 15, 1867.

Doty, H., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Massillon.

Eldredge, George, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Massillon.

Elijah, D., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Clarence.

Elijah, Lewis, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence; was born in Delaware County New York, February 20, 1841; has been a resident of this county ten years; owns 101 acres.  He married Miss Margaret Sutherland September 29, 1870, a native of the same county; they have one son and one daughter--William, born May 11, 1871; Clara A., February 21, 1877.

Ehrka, J., renter, Section 24; Post Office Massillon.

Engler, M., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Massillon.

Engler, Wm.,  farmer, Section 14; Post Office Massillon; was born in Newport, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1811; he lived there until the Spring of 1856, and then came to this county and located where he now lives; owns 175 acres.  He married Miss Elizabeth Boon December 26, 1833, a native of Columbia County, Pennsylvania; born November 15, 1813; they have one son  living and lost four--Milton, born June 30, 1840; George W., born March 28, 1835, died February 27, 1841; Edwin, born April 5, 1837, died February 4, 1856; John, born November 17, 1844, died March 19, 1847; William, born November 7, 1847, died December 24, 1872

Emerson, Hiram A., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Massillon; was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire, December 24, 1830; lived there until 15 years of age; his parents then moved to Lowell, Massachusetts; he lived there until 21 years of age, and then came to this county and township, in 1850, and has lived here ever since; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Mary E.  Finch May 17, 1855, a native of Delaware County, Ohio; they have four sons and three daughters; lost two sons; Frank H., born December 16, 1857; Addie V., March 5, 1860; Fred M., January 1, 1862; George E., born January 20, 1864, died February 28, 1865; William A., August 10, 1868; Lillie M., January 29, 1871; Charles J., October 28, 1873; Clemerica, April 5, 1877; George H., born February 23, 1856, died March 5, 1856.

Emerson, Wm., renter, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Fassett, Joseph S., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Fassett, R. L. J., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Ferguson, A., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Clarence.

Ferguson, W., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Clarence.

Forbes, James, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Forbes, J., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Gates, John C., laborer, Massillon.

Gates F. A., school teacher, also vineyardist and general fruit culture, Section 16; Post Office Massillon; was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, March 15, 1810; his parents moved from there when he was about 5 years of age; was raised in New Hampshire; he attended the now Colby University, Maine, but graduated at the Columbia University, Washington, D. C.; he graduated in 1837.  Mr. G.'s time has been mostly engaged in teaching; he is now on his 77th term.  He emigrated to Iowa in 1853 and located on the place where he now lives; he entered 160 acres from the Government.    He married Miss Hannah, daughter of Deacon Clifford Williams, of Waterville, Maine; they were married in Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, in 1838; they have two sons and two daughters--Mary E., now Mrs. Wm. H. Nash, living at Des Moines, Iowa; John C. and Martin C., on the home farm; Emma H., now Mrs. Spencer Evans, of Philips County, Kansas.    Was County Surveyor five years.

Gates, M. D., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Massillon.

Geiles, C., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Getty, James, farmer, Section32; Post Office Louden; was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1844; he lived there until 4 years of age; his parents then moved to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where they lived four years and then came West to Lyon, Clinton County, Iowa, in 1851; his home was there until 1867.  He enlisted in the army October 4, 1861, in Company A., 15th Iowa; he re-enlisted March 1, 1864; was wounded at Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864; he was taken prisoner and confined in the Andersonville prison until November 20, 1874; he was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, August 29, 1865.  He came to this county in 1868; owns 120 acres of land.    He married Rebecca H. Todd October 17, 1872, a native of Ohio; no family.

Hall, A.W., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Heimer, G., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence.

Hendricks, H., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Louden.

Hines, William, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Hintz, H., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Hitzmann, H., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Louden.

Inman, John.

Jeffery, Almer, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Jeffery, George, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence; was born in Devonshire, England October 4, 1828; his parents emigrated to Prince Edward Island when he was about 18 months old; lived there six years, and then moved to Canada West; lived there four years, and then removed to Winnebago County, Illinois in the Fall of 1839; he remained there until 1848, and then came to Jackson County, Iowa; remained there one year, then removed to Jones County; there two years, and then came to this county; owns 203 acres.  He married Miss Lydia A. Strawn May 13, 1851, a native of Canada; born June 11, 1831; they have four sons and three daughters--Thomas A., George W., Ambrose S., Charles L., Lousia J., Mary J. and Carrie B.

Jeffery, G. M., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Jeffery, S., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Johnson, T. R., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden.

Jones, G., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Massillon.

Jones, J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Massillon.

 

 
 

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