BADER-FAMILY, THE.   Nicholas Bader, a native of canton Basle,
Switzerland, came to Fairfield county in 1804, by the way of the 
Hocking River.   He spent the following winter in a settlement, in what is
now Hocking township, and in the spring of 1805 came to Liberty,


where he became a permanent settler, on the farm now owned by 
Samuel Soliday, and his grandson, Frederick Bader. Nicholas Bader was
among the early pioneers of the county. He cleared a large farm upon
which he spent the remainder of his days, his death occurring July 4,
1830. His burial place is on the farm, which, during his lifetime, was
changed from a wilderness to cultivated fields. His oldest son, Samuel,
lived on the home place until his later years, when he became a 
resident of Basil.   During his life he was a prominent and influential
citizen, filling the position of township trustee some eighteen years.
He died March 10, 1872, leaving a family of six sons and five daughters,
all now living.
     BADER, SOLOMON, born in in Liberty township, May 22, 1823.
After acquiring an education in the rude log school house of that day,
he was brought up a farmer, until becoming of age, when he devoted
himself to the carpenter and joiner trade, subsequently conducting the
business of builder and contractor successfully six years.   He was
married February 10, 1848, to Miss Susanah, daughter of Jacob Soliday, 
a well-known resident of Walnut township. They are the parents
of one son and four daughters, Jesse, who resides on a portion of the
home place; Anna Elizabeth, who is the wife of Frank Roley, of
Basil; Mary Victorine, the wife of Theophilus Weaver, of Liberty
township; Martha Ellen, and Emma Jane, who are still at home. Mr.
Bader purchased, soon after his marriage, a portion of the three 
hundred and twenty-six acres, which he now owns, and which he settled
upon and improved in a beautiful manner, with convenient and 
commodious buildings. He was township treasurer ten years, prior to 
1877. Himself and family are members of the German Reformed Church.
He is also a member of the Masonic order.   During the past twenty
years Mr. Bader has, in addition to his extensive farming, been dealing
largely in buying and shipping grain, in which business he is still 
engaged.   He has also devoted considerable attention to settling up
estates, and other positions of trust.
     BAKER, MILTON, carpenter, Rushville; was born in Walnut 
township, Fairfield county, Ohio, November 28, 1815, and moved with his
father to the village of Rushville in 1817.   He was married April 10,
1843, to Hannah Thompson, Rev. James Anderson, Presbyterian
minister of West Rushville, performing the ceremony.   Their 
children are Mary, Edward, Sarah, Laura, William, Oscar, Jennie. Mr.
Baker is Justice of the Peace of Richland township and Mayor of
     BAKER, W. M., carpenter, undertaker and embalmer, Stoutsville;
was born September 14, 1850; married June 4, 1874, to Miss Sarah
Crites.   Of this union one child was born, Pearl M., April 9, 1875.
The subject of this sketch is at present engaged in undertaking, in the
village of Stoutsville.   He keeps constantly a full line of caskets, 
burial cases, etc. He is supplied with a fine hearse and is prepared at all
times to perform all offices of respect to the dead.
     BAKER, J. W., grain and flour merchant, Stoutsville; was born
December 6, 1854: married June 18, 1876, to Mary E. Neff. There
were born of this union three children:   Ollie Agnes, born July 7,
1877; George Wade, born June 23, 1879; Estella Dora, born November


 27, 1880.   The subject of this sketch is at present living in the
village of Stoutsville.   He is one of the proprietors of the steam mill
and grain elevator.
     BAKER, A. L., Rushville, formerly of the firm of Kennedy and
Baker, dealers in books, wall paper, etc., Main street, New Lexington,
Ohio. Mr. Baker was born July 19, 1857, in Thorn township; son of
Andrew S. and Eliza (Spenny) Baker.   At eighteen years of age
young Baker left the farm and entered the Fairfield Union Academy;
he attended that institution until he was twenty-two, when he
was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Perry county, and served two years.
The firm, previously mentioned, was formed in 1880, and did a 
successful business. He sold his interest in the book store early in 1881,
removing thence to Rushville, Fairfield county, where he now lives.
     BARKER, REV. D. G., deceased; born in Perry county, this State,
in 1832; son of John and Nancy (Goodin ) Barker; grandson of John
and Mary (Chamberlain) Barker; grandson of Samuel and ____
(Skinner) Goodin.  Mr. Barker obtained his early education in the
public schools of his county.   At the age of twenty years he commenced 
teaching, following that profession some twenty years. About
the year 1862 he was ordained as a minister of the Baptist Church and
commenced preaching. Mr. Barker has had his charge principally in
Perry, Hocking and Fairfield counties.   He was married in 1853 to
Miss Martha J. Dollison, daughter of James and Mahala Dollison.
They have six children:   Newton L., Sarah F., Thomas H., Charles
E., Adilla F., George H. Newton is married and lives in this county.
At the time of his death Mr. B. was in the ministry in the Baptist
     BARR, THOMAS, of Amanda township, ex-commissioner of Fairfield
county; was born February 12, 1812, and at this time is the oldest native
born resident of Amanda township.   His father, Thomas Barr, Sr.,
was a native of Chester county, Pennsylvania, a soldier in the War
of 1812, and lived to the advanced age of ninety-two years, lacking
four days. Came here about 1801 and settled in Dutch Hollow, on the
farm now owned by Joel Meyers, where he was born.   Thomas Barr
began life without means, and his first hundred dollars, saved from his
own hard earnings, was the most difficult to make.   Since that time
judicious, energetic, and honest management has earned for him 
several large valuable farms, in both Fairfield and Pickaway counties.
He has lately built a fine residence on a small farm near Amanda, and
retired from active business. Mr. Barr is a man who has always taken
pride in doing everything well, and in every honorable enterprise in
being foremost in well-doing.   This spirit of true citizenship has
warned for him reward, of which he may be proud.   He has filled
many and various positions in life and dip his work well.  When but
eighteen years of age, was chosen Lieutenant of the Light Infantry
company, and two years afterwards its Captain, which position he held
five years. He served his school district forty years out of forty-one
years of time, as one of its directors.  Under his supervision he made
it one of the best in the county.   He was eighteen years township
treasurer, and held the position of County Commissioner six years.
He has always been a marksman of unequalled abilities in the use of


open sights, and no rests in shooting long distances; has frequently
won the prizes, where several center shots had been made by the 
competitor. The score made in his last shooting was in 1855, when out of
practice several years.   In this year, in a contest between Pickaway
and Fairfield counties, for an ox, Mr. Barr made the following score,
at forty rods off-hand, and with open sights:   Seven shots measured
five-eighths of an inch from the center; eight shots, one and one-fourth
inches; nine shots, one and five-eighths inches. Measurements made
by Isaac Bechtel and Andrew Ucker.   These nine shots won the ox,
although one of Mr. William Barr's competitors made five center shots.
     BARR, T. J., of Amanda township, was born in 1848.   Received
his education at the Fairfield Union Academy, and at the Miami 
Commercial College, Dayton, Ohio. When eighteen years old he began
teaching, and since that time has done ten years satisfactory work in
the school room.   In 1875, was elected clerk of his township and 
reelected in 1881.   In 1881 he was also elected director of his school
district. In 1880 he was united in matrimony to Miss Nora B. Strode,
and resides at the old Barr homestead.
     BAUMAN, CHARLES, butcher, Lancaster, Ohio; was born in Baden,
Germany, June 9, 1848; his parents, Charles H. and Elizabeth (Betz)
Bauman, emigrated with their family to America in 1855, coming 
direct to Lancaster, where Charles attended the public schools, receiving
a moderate education. He remained at home until of age, learning the
butcher trade, at which he was employed by various parties in Lancaster 
and Columbus until 1880. He then commenced business for himself
in Lancaster, where he is quite successful. He was united in marriage
to Miss Louisa Graf, December 15, 1876; four children have been born
to them, three of whom are living, viz.: Emma Louisa, born in 1878;
Albert, born August 1, 1879, and Charles Frederick, born December
23, 1881. Mr. Bauman and wife are members of the Lutheran Church;
he is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
     BECK, MRS. E. A., Lancaster, Ohio; the only daughter of Joseph
and Elizabeth (Silhelm) Reimmund; was born in Lehigh county, 
Pennsylvania, October 20, 1824. Joseph Reimmund was a native of 
Bavaria, Germany, and was born February 2, 1798; emigrated to America
in 1818 and settled at Coopersburgh, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, and
engaged in the mercantile pursuits until coming to Lancaster, Fairfield
county, Ohio, in 1840, where he at once commenced an extensive and
successful mercantile business, which continued until about 1852, when
he died. His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Reimmund, is still living, now
eighty years of age, vigorous in mind and body. Their only surviving
child, Mrs. E. A. Beck, after receiving a liberal education at Morovian
Seminary at Lebanon, Pennsylvania; came with her parents to 
Lancaster, Ohio, where, in 1842, she was united in marriage to Jacob F.
Beck. Mr. Beck was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, July 4, 1817, and
came to Lancaster with his parents in 1818, where his father, George
Beck, was an early settler and prominent citizen. Jacob F. Beck was
brought up to a mercantile vocation, at the time of his marriage he was
of the firm of Myers & Beck, subsequently a member of the firm of
Reinmund, Son & Beck, continuing to conduct a successful business until
his death, which took place April 27, 1857. Mr. Beck was an exemplary


member of the English Lutheran Church, and an active worker
in the Sunday-school, in which he had been a teacher for over twenty
years. To Mr. and Mrs. Beck were born ten children, of whom eight
are now living, five sons and three daughters.
     BECKER, E., brewer, of Lancaster, Ohio; born in Hanover, 
Germany, October 8, 1822. He was liberally educated in his native 
country. When fifteen years of age he commenced a mercantile experience
with one house which continued for nine years. With his parents he
left Germany for America, in November, 1846, arriving in this country
in January, 1847. His father died soon after reaching New York City,
and the following spring his mother and family came to Ohio, settling
In Fairfield county. The subject of this sketch entered the employ of a
merchant, at Lockville, with whom he remained one year. In 1848, he
engaged as clerk with F. J. Boving, who was then conducting an 
extensive grocery trade in Lancaster. In 1850, Mr. Becker purchased the
business, which in connection with a rectifying establishment, he 
successfully conducted until disposing of the same in 1856, following which
or some three years, he was a resident of Wisconsin, returning to Lockville 
in 1839. He then became a member of the firm of Mithoff & Bro.,
in the distilling and mercantile business, discontinuing the former in
1866, and the mercantile branch, some three years later. In 1868, he
commenced the brewery business under the firm name of  Becker, Oches
& Company, a firm which continued until 1877, when it became E.
Becker & company. From small beginnings the firm has grown to an
extensive concern, employing some twenty hands and has a capacity of
ten thousand barrels of beer per annum. Mr. Becker was married in
1853; to Sophia Drossel; to them have been born five children, three
now living, viz.: Agnes D., Harry E. and Oscar. Mr. Becker is a
prosperous and influential citizen.
     BELT, MRS. ANGELINE, Walnut township; she was born in 
Baltimore county, Maryland, March 6, 1804; the youngest child of Aquilla
and Rebecca Parrish. She came to Ohio in 1815, and was married in
September, 1829, to Benjamin Belt, who came to Ohio about 1820.
They raised a family of four children, all living. Mr. Belt died in 
November, 1863. Mrs. Belt came across the mountain in a wagon, a
journey requiring two or three weeks. She is an intelligent old lady,
and has been a member of the United Brethren Church for fifty-seven
     BEERY, ABRAHAM M., was born in Rockingham county, Virginia,
April 25, 1836; in 1855, removed to Fairfield county, Ohio. Commenced 
as clerk in the dry goods store of Mrs. E. A. Beck, in 1858;
was in her employ nine years, except six months in 1862, during which
time he served in the Sixty-first Regiment, O. V. I., as Commissary
Sergeant. Was present at the battle of Cedar Mountain and Bull Run
No. 2; was discharged at Germantown on the 5th day of October, 1862,
on account of physical disability. In 1867, commenced business (dry
goods) under the firm name of Beery, Brown & Company, remained
with the above firm for six years; sold his interest to P. Rising, and 
remained with him and his successor until February 1, 1882; formed a
partnership, with S. H. Beck, W. W. Obaugh and B. F. Reinmund, 
under the firm name of Beery, Beck, Obaugh & Company, merchant


tailors. Mr. Beery was married to Miss Low Bury, June 16, 1867.
They are the parents of three sons and one daughter.
     BERRY, HENRY, farmer, Walnut township; he was born in Walnut
township, March 5, 1810; the second son of Edward and Catharine
(Eakle) Berry. Edward Berry, a native of Maryland, came to Ohio
with his wife and one son about 1807, settling the following year on the
place now owned by his son, Henry. His first building consisted of a
log cabin, afterward replaced by a neat hewed log house, about 1825,
which is still a portion of the farm residence. He being a pioneer 
necessitated the clearing off of the place. He raised a family of twelve
children, four. survive:   Henry Edward, a well-known resident of
Walnut township; Catharine, wife of Dr. J. D. Nourse, of Lancaster;
Eliza Jane, wife of Henry Jewett, of Reynoldsburgh, Ohio. He was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-five years. A
prosperous and successful farmer. He died about June, 1850; his 
widow survived him three years. Henry Berry was educated in the 
common schools, and engaged in farming, and clearing a new place. In
1845, he married Miss Mary, daughter of David Rank, an early settler
in Walnut township; she was born in Fairfield county, March 2, 1822.
After marriage Mr. Berry engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr.
and Mrs. Berry are the parents of three children: Theodore E., on the
home place; Honora C., wife of L. G. Smith, of New Salem; Sarah
E., wife of F. C. Linville, of Salem. Mr. Berry was township treasurer
one term. The family are members of the Methodist Protestant Church;
he is a member of the Grange. Theodore E. married about 1865 to
Samantha, daughter of D. F. Linville, of New Salem; they are the parents 
of three sons and one daughter. Theodore E. owns one hundred
and thirty acres of land. He is a pleasant, genial gentleman, and a
substantial citizen.  David Rank settled in Walnut township, on the
farm now owned by James Belt. About 1808, he cleared one-fourth
section of land and lived there until 1861. He raised a family of ten
children, eight now living. David Rank died in New Salem about 1867.
     BERRY, EDWARD, farmer, Walnut township; the son of Edward and
Catharine Berry; was born in Walnut township, May 15, 1814. He
enjoyed a common school education, and engaged in farming at home
until his marriage. November, 1839, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of
Joseph and Mary Yontz. He resided on the home place one year after
marriage, and another place in the same township three years. In the
spring of 1844, he settled on the place where he now resides, it was then
partially improved; they are now the parents of eight children, seven
living: Almeda J., wife of Hiram Sperry, of Walnut township; Emmett
C. a resident of Whitley county, Indiana; Arybell Samantha, wife of Geo.
Koontz, of Pleasantville; Elizabeth Clementine, wife of Henry W.
Geiger, of Walnut township; Henry C., assisting on the home farm;
Homer C. and Lomera T. at home. The family are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a successful and prosperous 
     BERRY, ELIJAH, farmer, Walnut township; was born in Walnut
township; July 27, 1821, the only son of Elijah and Nancy (Mock)
Berry. Elijah Berry, Sr., was born in Virginia. When he married,
he came to Ohio with his wife and two children, in 1806 or 1808.   He


served in the war of 1812. From Walnut township, he settled on the
place now owned by Frank Foster. He resided there some ten or
twelve years, then removed to Richland township. He resided in 
Seneca county four years, and then returned to Fairfield county, in 1837,
settling on the place now owned by his son. He cleared the farm, and
raised a family of nine children---four sons and two daughters are living.
He died about 1850, his widow surviving him some five or six years.
Elijah, after acquiring a fair education, turned his attention to farming.
He married, in February, 1841, Miss Almira Culp, daughter of Jacob
and Mary Culp. They settled in Walnut township. To their marriage
have been born seven children, of whom four are living: Louisa, wife
of Samuel M. B. Miller, a resident of Walnut township; Margaret,
widow of David Trovinger, a resident of Walnut township; Marion, a
resident of Thorn township. Perry county; Rebecca Jane, married,
and is now a resident of Delaware, Ohio. Mrs. Berry died about
1851. Mr. Berry resided in Richland and Pleasant townships some six
years, subsequently removing to the home place in Walnut township.
After the death of his father, he took charge of the home place. He
married again in 1852, to Victorine Manson. They have been 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church for a number of years. They
occupy a residence built by his father about 1837, which they have
modernized somewhat.
     BIBLER, SAMUEL, farmer, Walnut township; was born in Liberty
township, Fairfield county, February 11, 1811, the oldest son of John
and Eleanor (Wilson) Bibler. John Bibler was born in Rockingham
county, Virginia, April 16, 1782. He came to Ohio in 1803 or 1804.
He married in Liberty township in 1807, and settled on the farm in that
township, where he spent the remainder of his days. The place is now
owned by his son, Jonas Bibler, who was a pioneer, and purchased
eighty acres, making himself a home. He raised a family of five sons
and three daughters, three sons and two daughters now living. He was
a successful farmer; a member of the Baptist Church for forty-six years.
He died February 11, 1854. Samuel received a fine education, and 
until his marriage remained at home on the farm. He married Miss Eliza
Humes, in 1835. She was born in Orange county, Virginia, in 1807.
In the spring of 1836, he settled on the place in Walnut township, where
he now lives. He now owns one hundred and four acres, which he has
improved and since resided upon. Mr. and Mrs. Bibler are the parents
of four children, viz.: Sarah, now the wife of John Miller, residing on
the home place; John died in 1855, in his twelfth year; Abraham, born
October 10, 1840, was educated in the common schools, is a farmer by
occupation. He was drafted in the Rebellion, but sent a substitute. He
was married October 10, 1861, to Miss Barbara J. Warner. They are
the parents of four sons and four daughters. Jane, the wife of John
Sands, died November 28, 1864. Mrs. Bibler died November 2, 1880.
Mr. Bibler never cared for office; was an industrious, energetic man,
beloved by all who knew him, and a self-made man.
     BIBLER, LEWIS, farmer, Liberty township; was born December 25,
1834, the youngest son of Jacob and Susannah (Herely) Bibler. Jacob
Bibler was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, about 1789, and came
with his father, Francis Bibler, to Ohio in 1805. They settled on a farm


on the site of Basil, and cleared a large tract adjoining it. Jacob located 
on the place now owned by his son Lewis, about 1820. He here
erected one of the first frame houses in this vicinity. Of his seven 
children, only two survive---Jacob A., a resident of Jay county, Indiana, and
Lewis, the subject of this sketch. Jacob was a successful farmer and
stock raiser; he was a life-long member of the Baptist Church, and died
June 9, 1877. His wife died March 11, 1863. Lewis was reared on
the farm. He was married October 23, 1862, to Martha J., daughter
of Asa and Rebecca Shreve, early settlers of Liberty township. Mrs.
Bibler was born here July 2, 1840. Four of their five children survive,
Lizzie J., Jacob A., Charles Wesley and Henrietta. Mrs. B. is a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
     BIGOMEY, JOSEPH, farmer; was born in Licking county, Ohio,
August 19, 1845, a son of Francis W. and Henrietta (Fritz) Bigomey.
Francis W. Bigomey was a native of Pennsylvania. He came to Ohio
in 1838, and located in Licking county, where he resided for a number
of years. He then removed to Fairfield county, where he resided until
1851, at which time he purchased the farm known as the Fritz farm.
Here he spent the remainder of his life. He reared a family of ten
children, nine of whom are living. In 1855 he was elected to a seat in
the Legislature, and again in 1857. He died in 1877, respected and 
regretted by all who knew him. His widow still survives him, being in
good health. She still resides on the old home farm. Joseph acquired
a good education in his youth, and took great interest in his vocation,
that of farming. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah
Caroline, daughter of John Bury, a prominent citizen of Liberty township. 
After his marriage, Mr. Bigomey resided on the Bury home farm
for one year, when he purchased the farm, where he now lives. It 
contains one hundred acres, to which he has added many a valuable 
improvement, among them an elegant residence. Mr. and Mrs. Bigomey
are the parents of five children: John Francis, Joseph Henry, Hiram
Franklin, Warren Ellsworth, and Winfield Scott.  The family are
members of the Reform Church.
     BININGER, EDWARD H., merchant, Lancaster; was born in 
Lancaster January 4, 1861, the youngest son of Wolfgang and Magdalena
(Binder) Bininger. Edward H. acquired a fair education in the Catholic 
Parochial school of Lancaster, after which he entered the employ of a
baker, at Newport, Kentucky, where he remained six months. Returning 
to Lancaster, he engaged as a clerk with Jacob Keller, continuing 
with his successor, F. Myers. Upon the death of the latter, in
1874, the business was purchased by Mr. Bininger, and under his 
management has grown extensively.  In 1876, he added to the grocery
trade a stock of Queensware, and later, a dry goods and notion department, 
and is now doing a trade that aggregates some thirty thousand
dollars per annum. He is centrally located, on Columbus street. Besides 
owning his business block, he also owns a farm of one hundred
acres, in Berne township. He was united in marriage, in 1876, to Miss
Clara McManamy. They are the parents of one son, James W., born
December 15, 1877.
     BISHOP, JOHN W., farmer, P. O., Etna; a native of Virginia; born
March 4, 1817, oldest son of Samuel and Nancy Bishop. His 


opportunities for an education were limited. When he could be spared to
attend school, he had a walk of three miles to reach the nearest one,
nearly the entire walk extending over a mountain. In 1828 he came
with his parents to Ohio, settling in Guernsey county.  He lived at the
home of his grandfather, John Summer, until the death of the latter, in
1837. He then owned and conducted a threshing machine, working in
various counties, coining to Fairfield county in 1840, where he still 
continued the same business, January 12, 1843, he was united in marriage
to Miss Eleanor Buskirk, who was born in Liberty township, September
24, 1822, her father, John Buskirk, being one of the pioneers of the
township, settling there in 1802. After marriage, Mr. Bishop settled on
the Buskirk home farm, where he lived until 1849, when he purchased
the farm where he still resides. It contains two hundred and ten acres,
much of the land having been cleared up by Mr. Bishop during his 
residence there. The farm is considered one of the best, and contains all
the comforts and conveniences needed to make an attractive and pleasant 
home.  He is politically a Republican; also, a member of the Reform 
Church.  To them have been born nine children, seven of whom
are living, viz.:  Sarah Caroline, wife of Jacob Weaver; Samuel,
residing on a portion of the home farm; E. Livina, is the wife of
Samuel Wilkin; of Licking county; Daniel, at home; Lucinda, wife of
B. Moreland, also of Licking county; Emeline and Willie are still at
     BOPE, PHILIP, commercial traveler, Lancaster, the son of Abraham
and Mary Sybilla (Miller) Bope, who were among the pioneers of the
Hocking Valley. Philip was born in Pleasant township March 1, 1810.
His father was a native of Rockingham county, Virginia, born about
1763, and was active in the closing scenes of the Revolution, being
present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.  In 1809 he came
with his wife and six children to Ohio, purchasing a half section of land
in Pleasant township, where he passed the remainder of his life. He
was a celebrated hunter in his day, and had some narrow escapes from
wild animals during the early settlement of this country. His family
consisted of seven children, of whom but three survive. He died in
1826. Philip, the youngest child, attended school in the rude log school
house of that day, his early youth being passed on the farm. In 1826
he commenced an apprenticeship at the carpenter and cabinet making
trade, which, after acquiring, he followed for a brief period. He removed 
to Lancaster in 1829, entering the employ of Levering & Cassatt,
as clerk. In 1832, he removed to Winchester, Adams county, where
he did a successful mercantile business for seven years. Returning to
Lancaster in 1839, he opened the first hardware store there, which he
conducted till 1854, subsequently engaging in the dry goods trade, in
connection with Dr. Edson B. Olds, in which he was engaged until
he entered the army in the capacity of sutler, in 1862. He was appointed 
Government Inspector in 1864.   Since the close of the war he
has been engaged as commercial traveler for various mercantile houses,
at present traveling for the firm of French, Hanna & Company, extensive 
woolen manufacturers, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Bope was
married August 23, 1831, to Eliza, daughter of Adam Weaver, a 
prominent citizen of Fairfield county, who had been a Lieutenant in the war


of 1812, Sheriff for one or more terms, and Justice of the Peace for many
years. Mr. Bope was born in Lancaster June 11,1815.  Twelve children 
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bope, eight of whom are living, viz.:
James A., an attorney; Philip U., Sarah E., wife of A. R. Belden, of
Findlay, Ohio; Thomas Corwin, Charles A.. a merchant, of Mt. 
Vernon. Ohio; Clara A., now Mrs. W. H. Wolfe, of Lancaster; Ella L.,
and Harry P., of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bope and family are members of the
Episcopal Church. He also belongs to the Masonic Order, and is one
of the oldest living members of the I. 0. 0. F. in the State of Ohio.
     BORLAND, CHARLES W., County Surveyor, Lancaster. He was
born in Lancaster, April 10, 1840; is a son of Charles and Cynthia
(Hart) Borland. Until he attained the age of sixteen he attended the
common schools, when he entered the Commercial College at Columbus. 
He was connected with the original survey of the Columbus and
Hocking Valley Railroad; also with preliminary survey and construction 
of the Alliance and Lake Erie Railroad for three years. January
1, 1876, he was appointed Surveyor of Fairfield county to fill a vacancy.
Upon the expiration of the term he was elected to the same position, an
office that he still holds. Mr. Borland, in April, 1861, enlisted in
Company A, First O. V. I., under Captain Joseph Stafford. With the
regiment he participated in the first battle of Bull Run. At the expiration 
of his term of service he re-enlisted in the Eighteenth United States
Infantry, and was afterwards transferred to the Eighty-ninth O. V. I.,
where he was Aid-de-Camp to General Hugh Ewing, until prostrated
with sickness. He was finally obliged to resign his commission in the
fall of 1864, after spending some time in a convalescent camp. Mr.
Borland was married in 1872, to Miss Cora, daughter of James and
Mary Elder, of New Lexington, to whom were born six children, four
of whom are now living: Sallie G.; Herman; Hart J., and Mary
     BORN, FREDERICK, (retired), post office, Baltimore, Liberty 
township; was born in Berne, Switzerland, March 21, 1813. His parents
were John and Elizabeth Born. Fredrick received a fair education in
the public schools, and when fourteen years of age commenced an 
apprenticeship of two years at the carpenter trade. He then worked as
journeyman until coming to America in 1834. Removing to Ohio in
1835, he spent the first year in Cleveland and Canton. In the fall of
1836 he came to Fairfield county, settling in Liberty township, where
he worked at his trade until purchasing a farm. In connection with
farming he conducted a saw-mill until the spring of 1877, when he 
removed to Baltimore, where he has since resided. In 1837 he was 
married to Miss Elizabeth Rickley. To them were born four children: 
Elizabeth, who married John Walker, she died March, 1880; Frederick,
Jr., a member of the Seventh O. V. I., who served during the war, and
died on his way home in 1865; Caroline, wife of Levi White, of 
Indiana: Mary, wife of Joseph Walker, of Columbus; Mrs. Elizabeth
Born died in 1853, and he was married May 17, 1854 to Miss Susannah 
Ruby, daughter of Jacob Ruby, a well-known resident of Liberty
township. To them have been born four children: Sarah A.; John
Wesley; Emma Matilda, and George M., all yet at home. The family
are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Born is a member


of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is an esteemed 
citizen of his township.
     BOVING, JOHN FRANCIS, of Lancaster, was born in Bremen, 
Germany, January 13, 1805; his parents were Peter and Ann Boving.
after receiving a fair education in his native city, he was in the employ
of a mercantile house until coming to America in 1827. He first 
located in Baltimore, Maryland, where he remained some three years.
In 1830 he came to Royalton, Ohio; there he engaged in mercantile
business, conducting the same successfully some years. In 1832 he
married Catharine Scott, who was born in Fairfield county in 1812. Mr.
Boving purchased a farm in Amanda township in 1834., where he 
resided for five years. Removing to Lancaster in 1830, he became a 
member of the firm of Boving & Greene, an extensive wholesale grocery
house. A specialty of their firm was the buying and shipping of large
quantities of tobacco, at that time a production of importance in 
Fairfield county. Mr. Boving continued in this trade until 1848, following
which he led a retired life for twelve years. In 1860 he began a successful
hardware business, which continued six years. In 1865 he turned
his attention to the cultivation of fruit and the management of a 
vineyard, in which he has been quite successful. He has, in later years,
interested himself in building associations, having been the founder of
three, two of which are in a flourishing condition. For two terms he
was a member of the city council. He is a consistent member of the
Presbyterian church, and a prosperous and esteemed citizen. Mr. and
Mrs. Boving are the parents of three children, of whom but one 
survives, viz.: Louisa.
     BOYD, REV., J. R., minister, was born in Guernsey county, Ohio;
the oldest son of William and Nancy (Bainford) Boyd; the former a
native of Ireland, emigrating to America in 1820, settling in Guernsey
County, where he died in 1863. Rev. J. R. Boyd was reared on a
farm. In his nineteenth year he entered Muskingum College, at New
Concord, where he remained three years, subsequently attending
Franklin College at New Athens, Ohio, for one year, graduating from
that institution in 1859. He then entered the Theological Seminary of
the United Presbyterian Church, at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, remaining
four years, during which time, in the spring of 1862, he was licensed
to preach, and officiated in various churches in the vicinity of the 
seminary. In 1863 he was settled at Norwich, Muskingum county. Ohio,
for a period of four years, and at Wilmington for two years. In 1869
Mr. Boyd changed his connection from the United Presbyterian to the
Presbyterian Church. He was then placed in charge of the church at 
Liberty, Indiana, where he remained until the spring of 1872, when he
removed to Lancaster, where he has since labored successfully. The 
membership of the church has more than doubled during that time. Mr. 
Boyd was married in 1861 to Miss Martha J. McGonagle. Two sons and
one daughter have been born to them: William W., now student at
Marietta College; James C., and Aggie W.
     BRANDON, JOHN, farmer, Walnut township. He was born in Adams
County, Pennsylvania, June 5, 1810; the son of Elezor and Jane 
(McCormick) Brandon. Elezor Brandon was a native of Adams county,
Pennsylvania, and came with his wife and four children to Ohio in


1821, settling in Perry county in 1822, and remaining there about ten
years. He raised a family of five children; John and Robert are residents
of Peru, Indiana. Mr. Brandon, Sr., died November 6, 1835. John
Brandon came to Ohio with his parents in 1821; he was educated in the
common schools of Perry county; he took charge of the home farm,
and took care of his parents. In 1835 he married Miss Mary Haver,
who died February 28, 1844. Mr. Brandon was married the second
time, December 31, 1844, to Mary, daughter of Judge Gideon Martin,
a former well-known resident of Greenfield township. Mrs. Brandon
was born in Greenfield township, February 16, 1819. They are the
parents of four children, three living: Almeda, wife of William H.
Watson, of Walnut township; G. M., who resides with his parents,
assisting in the management of the home place; Ola, now Mrs. Dr. H.
C Brison, of Millersport. After his first marriage Mr. Brandon lived
in Perry county one year. In 1837 he settled on the place where he
has since resided, then but partially cleared. The family occupied a
log house until building a new residence in 1861. He purchased eighty-
four acres and now owns one hundred and sixty acres, which is considered 
one of the finest farms in the township. He never desired public
office; a successful farmer and stock raiser, a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, also of the Masonic Order. Mr. Brandon is a genial,
hospitable gentleman, esteemed and respected.
     BRASEE, MRS. MARY JANE, born in Lancaster, Ohio, August 28, 1808;
the eldest daughter of Judge Elnathan Scofield. Judge Scofield was a
native of New York. He came with Colonel Zane, the founder of
Zanesville, to Ohio, at an early day engaged in mercantile pursuits in
Lancaster, and subsequently rose to distinction, taking an active part in
military affairs in the War of 1812. He occupied the position of Post
Master at Lancaster for many years, and was afterward member of the
Legislature. In later years he was a distinguished jurist. His eldest
daughter, the subject of this sketch, was educated at a private seminary
at Lancaster, and was united in marriage, November 17, 1829, to John
T. Brasee. To this marriage were born seven children, of whom four
survive. Mrs. Brasee is a genial and intellectual lady.

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     BRIGHT, ENOCH, farmer and stock raiser. Liberty township; is the
oldest son of John and Elizabeth (Myers) Bright. John Bright, Sr.,
were born in Berke county, Pennsylvania, about 1787. He first visited
Ohio in 1808, where, with his father he made extensive purchases of
land in Liberty township, becoming a permanent settler on the same
sometime between 1808 and 1812. During the war of 1812 he sent a
substitute to represent him in the field. In 1832 he built what is known
as Bright's mills, which were at that time considered among the first
flouring mills in Central Ohio. It contained three run of burrs and was
conducted by Mr. Bright and his sons during his life time, and is still
in active operation. Mr. Bright, Sr., was a liberal supporter of all
Christian and benevolent enterprises, an active and exemplary member
of the Evangelical Association, a denomination whose camp meetings
were held on his premises for many years, and those who attended those
annual gatherings always found his house and grounds ready to receive 
them "without money and without price." A brick church was
erected on a lot of land donated by him to the Evangelical Association
in 1842. In 1870 this was replaced by a handsome, modern structure.
Mr. Bright was a pioneer and a prominent man in his day, owning at
one time seventeen hundred acres of land in the immediate vicinity of
his home. He was three times married, and raised a family of seven
children, five of whom are now living, all prominent residents of 
Liberty township. His death took place September 12, 1853; his widow
still survives him. Enoch Bright, his oldest son, was born in Liberty
township, Fairfield county, January 3, 1830, where, after acquiring a
fair education, engaged in milling and farming until he was married,
July 25, 1852, to Miss Louisa Yager, and immediately settled upon the
farm, where he still resides, having, during these years, changed it
from a comparatively unimproved place to one of the best improved and
most productive farms in the township. To Mr. and Mrs. Bright were
born eleven children, of whom eight are living. Their eldest daughter
Mahala, is the wife of David Alt, of Baltimore, Ohio. Their eldest
son, T. G. Bright, is also married and resides on a portion of the home
place. Three daughters and three sons are still at home. Mr. Bright
and his family are members of the Evangelical Association. He is a
genial and hospital gentleman, a substantial and esteemed citizen.
     BRIGHT, SAMUEL R., farmer, Walnut township; the son of David
and Leah (Arnold) Bright. He was born in Greenfield township, October 
7, 1837. David Bright was born in Greenfield township, December 
9, 1812; the son of David, Sr., who settled on the place in Greenfield 
township, still the home of his son, David. David, Sr., entered a
section of land there. His death occurred about 1824. The six hundred 
and forty acres are still owned by his sons, John and David. .David, 
Sr., engaged extensively in distilling, leaving the clearing of the
place and farming to his sons, David and John. In the War of 1812,
he sent a substitute. David, Jr., was married and lived on a part of the
home place; he raised a family of five sons and two daughters, all 
living, and residents of Fairfield county, with but one exception. Mr.
Bright has been township treasurer some eighteen years; also township
trustee; infirmary director for three years. He is a member of the 
English Lutheran Church. He is still living, vigorous in mind and body.
In late years an ardent Republican. Samuel R., after receiving a common 
school education in Greenfield township, took charge of the home


place in that township. February 25, 1858, he married Miss Rebecca,
daughter of Samuel Fisher, a farmer and well known resident of 
Greenfield township. Mrs. Bright was born in Greenfield township, January
11, 1837. In the spring of 1858, they moved to Walnut township, and
purchased what is known as the Anthony Morton farm. He occupied
the Morton house until building his present residence in 1871, and is
still using the log barn built by Mr. Morton in 1828. Mr. Bright owns
one hundred and sixty acres. Mr. Spangler owns the rest of the 
Morton place, originally three hundred and thirty-six acres. Mr. Bright is
successful and prosperous farmer and stock raiser. They are the 
parents of eleven children, of whom seven are living, viz.: Samantha E.,
Ida A., Minnie M., Homer G., Stellethe B., Genevieve M., and 
Eulalie. The family are members of the M. E. church. He is a 
substantial citizen, and has an estimable wife.
     BRIGHT, JOHN, farmer, was born in Liberty township, Fairfield 
county, Ohio, December 8, 1832; the youngest son of John and Elizabeth
Bright. John, Jr., after receiving an ordinary common school education
spent his youth in farming pursuits, varied somewhat by assisting
in the flour and saw mill, so long conducted by his father. Upon the
death of the latter in 1853, he became owner of the home farm, a well
improved and productive place, consisting of over two hundred acres,
upon which is a handsome and commodious family residence, and farm
buildings of a superior character. Mr. Bright is a successful farmer
and prominent citizen. He is a member of the Evangelical Association
Church, also of the Republican party. In 1864 he served some four
months in the One Hundred and Sixtieth O. V. I. July 24, 1853, he
was married to Mrs. Harriet Studer. To them were born two daughters:
Sula, now the wife of John Carns of Greenfield township, and
Laura, now Mrs. O. J. Weist, residing on a place adjoining her parents
     BROCK, DR. M. D., physician, Columbus, Ohio. He was born in
Belmont county, March 12, 1814; the son of Jesse and Mary (Adams)
Brock. He was educated in the common schools until nineteen years
of age. He entered the office of Dr. Alexander, in Flushing, where
he remained one year. He then remained for two years in the office of
Dr. Stone of Perry county. In 1836, he began the practice of his 
profession in New Salem. He continued his practice here twenty-four
years. In 1846, he graduated from Hudson Medical College. His
practice at New Salem was very extensive and lucrative, extending
over the surrounding county. He has assisted at the birth of one 
thousand two hundred and fifty children, without the loss of a child. While
in New Salem, he organized the first Masonic lodge in that place, and
was its worshipful master for twenty years. In 1860 he moved to Reynolds-
burg, Franklin county, where he practiced sixteen years, doing a large
practice. In 1876 he returned to Columbus and purchased property.
where he still resides and is doing an extensive practice. He has assisted,
since coming here, in the birth of one thousand nine hundred and
fourteen children. Mr. Brock was married in 1836, to Miss Catharine,
daughter of John and Catharine Castle. They are the parents of four
daughters and one son; the latter died in infancy; also one daughter;
three are still living: Emily V., wife of A. C. Doney, resident of Franklin


county, Ohio; Clemintine, wife of J. C. Watson of Columbus; 
Viola, wife of J. C. Grubbs, of Lancaster. Dr. Brock has been a 
member of the M. E. church since 1836.
     BROWN, H. A., M. D., of Carroll, was born in Perry county, March
13, 1854; became a medical student of Dr. Kinsman of Columbus, and
subsequently graduated in the Starling Medical College, taking his 
degree of M.D. in the year 1875. Dr. Brown first practiced his 
profession in Sugar Grove, his native town; but after a stay here of nine
months, removed to Carroll, where he is at present engaged in a good
practice. In December, 1875, he became united in matrimony to Miss
Emma E. D. Ackers, daughter of the late Ephraim Ackers, oldest 
Auditor of the county. His father, Robert H. Brown, M. D., was born
in Perry county, in 1820; and although of a long lived people, died in
the vigor and prime of life, in the year 1860. He had a large, lucrative
practice, and was overworked; he was also a man of some political
prominence, and frequently stumped the county with such men as Dr.
Edison B. Olds.
     BRUMFIELD, MRS. RACHEL P., of Lancaster, was born in 
Manchester, Maryland, August 25, 1803, and is a daughter of Samuel and
Mary Peters. She came with her parents to Ohio, in 1812. They settled 
in the vicinity of Rushville, Fairfield county, remaining there about
five years, when they removed to Clear Creek Tp. She remained with her
parents until her marriage, January 26, 1824, to William Brumfield, who
was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, in March, 1792. He came
to Ohio in 1817. Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield were the parents of ten 
children, eight now living. Two sons and two daughters are married; four
are still at home. Mr. Brumfield purchased the Joseph Hunter place,
upon which he spent the remainder of his days. He was a successful
farmer, an exemplary citizen, and an honest man; he died August 29,
1873. Mrs. Brumfield lived on the family homestead until 1877, when
she purchased a handsome dwelling on Chestnut street, Lancaster,
where she has since resided. She has been a member of the M.E.
Church many years, and is a vigorous and intellectual lady, bearing
lightly the seventy-nine winters that have passed over her head.
     BURY, JOHN, farmer, Liberty township; was born in Philadelphia,
March 11th, 1811. Only son of John S. and Mary Ann (Glosser) Bury,
who came to America from Switzerland in 1806, settling in Philadelphia,
where they lived for twelve years. In 1818, with their family of two
children, they moved to Ohio, locating in Pleasant township for one
year. In the spring of 1819 they settled on the farm now owned by
John, Jr. The improvements were limited, consisting of a small log
house and one acre of ground cleared.  Mr. Bury went to work in
earnest, chopping down trees and clearing away under brush. Upon
this clearing corn was raised, it being the principal food of the pioneer.
Mr. Bury built a large, fine log house in 1829, and built the first frame
barn in the township. He was very successful in all his efforts, and
lived to enjoy the results of his industry and energy, raising his two
children to man and womanhood. Mary, his daughter, married 
Sebastian Goss; she died in 1837. Mr. Bury was an honored member
of the Reformed Church. He died in 1861. After the death of his
father, John took charge of the farm, having obtained a fair education.


In 1833 he married Miss Hannah Zerkle, raising a family of nine 
children, of whom six survive, viz.: Catharine, a widow; Elizabeth, now
the wife of Jacob Wildershatt, of Baltimore, O.; Julia Ann, the wife of
John Loose, of Seneca county, O.; Joseph H., a well known resident
of Liberty township, residing on the farm formerly owned by his grand-
father; Hannah Caroline, the wife of Joseph Bigomey, also of Liberty
township; and Jacob Benjamin, who is the owner of one hundred
and twenty acres, and has charge of the home place. Before disposing
of the farms to his sons, Mr. Bury owned four hundred and ten acres,
and still owns over two hundred acres, also the fine residence, making
a very pleasant home. In politics he is a Democrat, and has filled some
of the minor offices in his township---that of township trustee for a period
of nine years. He has been a member of the Reform Church for fifty-
five years. Being a genial and hospitable gentleman, he was held in
the highest esteem by his friends and neighbors. Mrs. Bury died
March 8th, 1864.
     BURY, JOSEPH H., was born in Liberty township, Fairfield county,
November 3d, 1834; son of John and Hannah Bury. Joseph attended
the public schools and acquired a good education. He remained at
home until his marriage to Miss Samantha J. Winter, April 18th, 1875.
They are the parents of four children, three of whom---Jennetta A.,
Nellie H. and Ida Ellen---are living.
     BUSH, MRS. PHOEBE, Lancaster, Ohio, was born in Fairfield county,
November 27th, 1834; daughter of Andrew and Rachel Foust. Andrew
Foust has filled various public positions in Fairfield county for some
twenty years. He was Justice of the Peace, a member of the General
Assembly for one or two terms, also represented his district in the
State Senate. Himself and family are residents of Pickaway county.
His daughter Phoebe, after receiving a fair common school education,
was united in marriage September 23, 1851, to George Mayes, a native
of Pickaway county, who was born in 1828. To them have been born
two sons and two daughters, of whom the following survive: Franklin
E., a resident of Lancaster; Mary Emma, wife of Theodore Mithoff,
Jr., of Columbus; Georgie Ella, wife of Rev. Scott F. Hershey of
Lancaster. Mr. Mayes died November 11th, 1862. Mrs. Mayes was
again married December 11th, 1866, to William Bush, who was born in
Fairfield county about 1827. Mr. Bush was a tailor by trade, and at
the time of his marriage was in the employ of Philip Rising, with whom
he remained some nine years. He was then elected Sheriff of that
county in 1873, and two years later he was re-elected. He was an active
and influential citizen, and prior to his election as Sheriff had filled
the position of Coroner of the county for one or more terms. He was
a consistent member of the M. E. Church, also the I. 0. 0. F. and
Knights of Honor. He died July 18th, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Bush were
the parents of four children, three daughters and one son: Clara, Sarah
Mabel, Charles W. and Ada Dilley.
     BUSH, WILLIAM P., farmer, Walnut township.   He was born in
Walnut township April 19, 1847, the oldest son of Samuel Graybill
and Matilda (McNamee) Bush.   He received a common school 
education, also attended a select school, taught by Joseph Freeman; he
then attended the Union Academy, at Pleasantville, receiving a liberal


education, fitting himself for teaching. His youth was passed in assisting 
his father in buying and shipping live stock, jointly with farming,
until his marriage, March 30, 1869, to Miss Sarah, daughter of Joseph
and Elizabeth Hite.  To them have been born six children, of whom
three daughters and two sons are living. After marriage he conducted
the home farm two years.   In 1871 he removed to Douglass county,
Illinois, and lived there one year, returning to Fairfield county, where
he resided in Pleasant township two years, engaging in farming.   In
the spring of 1875 he returned to Walnut township and engaged in
farming, on the home place, till his wife's death, in January, 1878.
He was married the second time to Miss Almeda J. Copstine, October
2, 1878, who was born in Spencerville, Allen county, Ohio.   Mr. and
Mrs. Bush are the parents of one son and one daughter, Herbert C.,
born January 10th, 1880, and Blanch Lucretia, September 7, 1882.
After marriage he continued to reside on the home farm.   In 1880 he
purchased a portion of the Swope farm, including the home farm,
owning in all one hundred and fifty-three acres.
     BUSH, GEORGE W., farmer. Walnut township.   He was born in
Walnut township, June 21, 1848; the son of Samuel Graybill and 
Matilda (McNamee) Bush. S. G. Bush was born in Greenfield township,
April 11, 1826. His father, William, was a pioneer of the county. He
engaged largely in mercantile business.   George W. married Miss
Josephine, daughter of Jacob Soliday, April 26, 1871. Mrs. Bush was
born in Walnut township July 30, 1852.   Mr. and Mrs. Bush are the
parents of six children, Mollie M., Clara V., Emma May, Bessie, Ida
J. and a son born October 8, 1882, to whom a name is not yet given.
Samuel G. Bush, early in life, engaged largely in buying and shipping
live stock. He settled on the farm,, formerly the McNamee homestead.
He married Matilda, daughter of J. McNamee, who was born October
6, 1823. He continued to farm in connection with buying and shipping
live stock. He owned a farm of four hundred and fifty acres; his heirs
own four hundred and twenty-five acres in Walnut township.   He also
engaged in making brick, and conducted two steam saw mills. Subsequent 
to 1843 he filled the position of Justice of the Peace for sixteen
years.  He also conducted a general store on the home place for some
fifteen years, doing an extensive business, employing some four or five
salesmen.   He was an active Democratic politician, a man of ability,
popular and esteemed.   His success in life was due to his own energy
and industry.   He died April 8, 1878, aged fifty-seven years and
eleven months.   He had been trustee of the township in which he
lived. His widow is still living.   He reared a family of five children,
one died young and one at eighteen years of age. William P., a well
known farmer of Walnut township resides on the home place. George
W. was educated in the common schools, also attended one term at
Fairfield Union Academy, at Pleasantville. He also engaged in farming 
and buying and shipping livestock; also engaged in the manufacture 
of brick.  He is also township trustee: always taking an interest
in education, having been school director.   The youngest living child
of S. G. Bush, Clara, is the wife of D. H. Showalter, a well-known
resident of Walnut township.
     BUTTERFIELD, CAPTAIN C. H., Lancaster.   He was born 


September 27, 1837. He enlisted in the First Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and,
from Columbus, went to Harrisburgh, Lancaster and Philadelphia.
The First and Second regiments were the first two, of Western regiments, 
to pass through Baltimore after the Eastern troops were mobbed.
They went into camp at Washington, under command of Colonel Alex.
McCook. They were sent to Alexandria, where Colonel Ellsworth was
murdered, and, under General Schenck, were in the first battle of 
Vienna.   At the end of six months the regiment went back to Washington. 
It was in the battle of Bull Run, where Captain Butterfield was
in command of the left wing of skirmishers.  Discovering a Rebel in
the brush, he captured him, took his Henry rifle, and turned him over
to Colonel McCook's father, who took him to Washington, being about
the first Rebel prisoner brought to that city.   Captain Butterfield was
in the "Black Horse Cavalry Charge."   Returning home, he raised
sixty-five men for a company in the Ninetieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
They were, however, made a part of the One Hundred and Fourteenth,
and went into camp at Marietta.   They were in both the Vicksburgh
campaigns. On account of sickness Captain Butterfield was, not long
after, discharged, and returned home.


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