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Biographical Sketch of William Elgin

William Elgin is a native of Ohio, born in Wayne County, May 28, 1827. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, and until he reached his twentieth year he attended school in that County, and also learned the cabinet-maker’s trade and spent some tine in farming. In 1849 he went to Dayton, Ohio, and from thence to Logansport, Indiana, working at his trade in both cities. At the end of two years he returned to Montgomery County and turned his attention to farming. After this he removed to Warren County, and enlisted, in 1861, in Company E., Fiftieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but remained only a short time on duty when he was appointed to act as captain of a company for home protection. In 1865 he came to Daviess County, purchased a farm in Sheridan Township, which he improved and cultivated for a few years, when he sold it and purchased the farm on which he now resides. Mr. Elgin was married, December 16, 1847, to Miss Rhoda M. Crosley, a native of Warren County, Ohio. They have four children: Josephine, born July 15, 1850; William Harry, born. July 22, 1859; Anna D., born October 31, 1863; and Clara, born March 16,...

Woodlawn Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio

BEAR Anna R., 1852 – 1887. Wife of Samuel D. Bear. Joseph C., 1852 – 1902. Norman Rung, 1871 – 1949. Husband of Emma Kauffman Bear. Emma Kauffman Bear, 1873 – 1964. Wife of Norman Rung Bear. Samuel D., 1840 – 1914. Husband of Anna Rung. DICKEY Arthur, 1837 – 1874. Arthur C., d. 1947. Bessie H., d. 1943. Earnest, 1886 – 1950. Samuel A., 1840 – 1880. Husband of Sarah E. Sarah E., d. 1925. Wife of Samuel A. Dickey. Sarah Van Cleaf Dickey, 1813 – 1903. Wife of William Dickey. William, 1805 – 1880. Husband Sarah Van Cleaf. William W., 1852 – 1896. Husband of Valentine. Valentine, 1855 – 1890. Wife of William W. Dickey. DODD James Edward, 1854 – 1932. Husband of Harriet L. Harriet L., 1858 – 1944. Wife of James Edward Dodd. DURST FOUTS Hattie E., 1883 – 1922. FOUTZ Joseph, 1818 – 1895. HAAS Charles, 1876 – 1945. Husband of Jennie L. Jennie L., 1865 – 1954. Wife of Charles W. Haas. Helen A., 1894 – 1899. MENDENHALL Emory M., 1865 – 1918. Husband of Alice A. Bear. Alice A., 1870 – 1949. Wife of Emory M. Mendenhall. PROTSMAN Hirman G., 1851 – 1923. Husband of Anna M. Anna M. (Bear), 1854 – 1935. Wife of Hiram G. Protsman. RUNG Anna, 1852 – 1887. Wife of Samuel D. Bear. Philipp, 1825 – 1896. Husband of Anna. Anna, 1827 – 1893. Wife of Philipp Rung. WEAKLEY Herbert H., 1835 – 1906. Husband of Sarah C. Sarah C., 1844 – 1917. Wife of Herbert H. Weakley. ZIEGLER...

Biography of Hon. P. I. Bonebrake

There is great truth in the sontence “biography is history teaching by example.” After considering the story related in the following paragraphs one is convinced that there is more real history pertaining to a city, county and state in the life record of such a man as P. I. Bonebrake of Topeka than can be found in many pages of the detailed statisties. The editors of this publication have been fortunate in securing a transcript of Mr. Bonebrake’s personal reminiscences of his life and time, and the following article is a digest of those reminiscences, together with such comments as the historical importance seems to deserve. He is an Ohio man by birth, and had now reached that time of life when he can count his years by the fourscore. His ancestors are of old American stock, planted in this country fully 150 years ago. The paternal ancestor came originally from Saxony, while the maternal was from England. His paternal grandfather DeWalt Bonebrake located at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, while his maternal grandfather Isaiah Adams lived in Massachusetts and New York, but most of them emigrated to Preble County, Ohio, about the year 1800. That country was then almost a wilderness, and the homes of the settlers were carved out of the heavy forest. There was no money, settlers had their meat from the forest, their clothes from the wool of their sheep, and their broad from the grain of their fielda, furs were legal tender. His father was George Bonebrake, a preacher, circuit rider and presiding elder. He had three brothers, Frederick, Daniel and Henry, who were also preachers, and...

Biographical Sketch of Marcus J. Parrott

Marcus J. Parrott, the second delegate to Congress from Kansas Territory, was born at Hamburg, South Carolina, October 27, 1828. He received both a classical and a legal education and served two terms in the Ohio Legislature (having located for practice at Dayton) previous to becoming a resident of Leavenworth in 1855. At the first session of the Territorial Supreme Court, which commenced in July of that year, he was appointed reporter of the decisions, and in October was elected a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional Convention. He acted as a lawyer of the defense in the trial of Governor Robinson and other free-state prisoners at Lecompton, in September, 1856, and at the Topeka Convention of July, 1857, was nominated for Congress, which selection was seconded at the Grasshopper Falls Convention of the following month. He was elected in November and was re-elected on the republican ticket in November, 1859. His entire congressional service extended from. December, 1857, to March, 1861. In that year Mr. Parrott failed of nomination to the United States Senate; was defeated for Congress in 1862, as well as in 1874. During the later years of his life he successfully operated his farm near Leavenworth City. His health failing, he spent some months at Dayton, Ohio, where a brother resided, and died there October 4,...

Biography of Frank H. Roberts

Frank H. Roberts is proprietor and editor of the Oskaloosa Independent. The Independent enjoys distinction among Kansas newspapers. It was established in 1860 by his father, the late John W. Roberts. It had been published continuously and successfully during all the intervening years by father and son. No other newspaper in Kansas had been published so many years in one locality. The town let in Oskaloosa where John W. Roberts began his pioneer enterprise as a newspaper publisher fifty-seven years ago is still the site of the present plant of the Independent, and in this quality of permanence and stability, hardly any other institution excels the Independent. The present proprietor of the paper was born at Waynesville in Warren County, Ohio, July 25, 1851. His paternal ancestors came originally from England. There were three Roberts brothers, all of whom settled in New Jersey in Colonial times. The grandfather, John Roberts, was born in 1790 and was a pioneer settler in Western Ohio, following farming there, and acquiring ownership of an entire section of land. An important feature of the Roberts farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, was two large maple sugar orchards. John W. Roberts, whose name is one that will always command respect in the annals of Kansas journalism, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1826. He grew up in his native locality but was married in Warren County. At Waynesville for a number of years he published a weekly newspaper and a monthly literary journal. In July, 1860, he came to Oskaloosa, Kansas, and established the Oskaloosa Independent. To this paper he gave the best energies and...

Biographical Sketch of Albert Alling Atwater

Atwater, Albert Alling; civil engineer and real estate; born, Cleveland, May 27, 1868; son of Jared J. and Harriet Root Atwater; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve Academy, Case School of Applied Science; married, Crete, Neb., Nov., 1901, Emily Daniels; finished special course at Case School in June, 1891; followed sanitary construction at Conneaut and Dayton, O., for two years; in charge of mining operations in Michigan, Canada and Missouri for eight years; city engineer of Webb City, Mo., two years; real estate business in Cleveland since 1903; director sec ‘y and 2nd vice pres. The Adams Realty Co.; director The Cleveland Automobile Club; member Cache Commandery No. 27, Conneaut O., Lake Erie Consistory, Cleveland, Ahmed Temple of Mystic Shrine, Marquette,...

Biographical Sketch of Gus A. Bentz

Bentz, Gus A.; merchant tailor; born, Dayton, O.; son of Adolph and Sophia Bentz; educated, common schools, high school and book keeping course; course at Sartorial Art School, New York City; married, 1899, Fannie Levi; member Cleveland Athletic Club.

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Caughlin

Caughlin, Thomas; insurance; born, Cleveland, June 21, 1876; son of John Coughlin, a native of Ireland; educated, parochial schools of Cleveland and St. Mary’s College of Dayton, O.; married, June 21, 1889, Miss Mary Agnew; issue, three children; entered the insurance business in 1900; appointed City Auditor of Cleveland in February, 1907; and elected to succeed himself in November, 1907; in 1910, left public service, becoming senior member of the firm of Coughlin & Lauerson, district mgrs. The Standard Accident Insurance Co., of Detroit, Mich.; in 1898, elected to the City Council; in 1901, elected to the General Assembly; member Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, and Builders’ Exchange; a trustee of the Sinking Fund of the City; sec’y Democratic County Executive...

Biographical Sketch of William Nicholas Hailmann

Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8; supt. of instruction, Dayton, O., 1898; head dept. psychology, Chicago Normal School, 1904-1908; prof. history of education, Cleveland Normal Training School since Sept. 7, 1909. Author: Outlines of a System of Object Teaching, 1866; History of Pedagogy, 1870; Kindergarten Culture, 1872; Letters to a Mother, 1876; Early Education, 1878; Primary Helps, 1884; Primary Methods, 1887; Application of Psychology to Teaching, 1887; Froebel’s Education of Man, 1890; Constructive Form-Work, 1901; The English Language, 1902; The Laurel Primer, 1903; etc. Editor: Erzichungsblatter, 1870-1883; Kindergarten Messenger and New Education,...
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