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Jacob Wohlford

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Posted: 29 Oct 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Wohlford, Kraamer, Shiley
History of Huntington County, Indiana.(Brant & Fuller: Chicago)1887 p. 665/6 Biographical Sketches of Jackson Township

Jacob Wohlford was born in York County, Penn., March 7, 1819 and is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Wohlford. Jacob Wohford, Sr., was a native of Pennsylvania, his parents moving to that state in an early day from Germany. He grew to manhood in York County and served as a private soldier in the War of 1812. Late in life he moved to Columbiana County, and subsequently emigrated to Indiana, settling near Goshen, where his death occurred. He was the father of eleven children ten of whom grew to man and womanhood, the subject of this sketch being the seventh in number. Subject passed the years of his youth and early manhood in his native county and at the age of eighteen began life for himself as a farm laboerer. In 1838, he went to Columbiana County, Ohio, and January 1, 1841, near Wooster that State, was united in marriage to Miss Mary S. Kraamer, daughter of Michael and Susan (Shiley) Kraamer, of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Wohlford was born in Pennsylvania, October 30, 1825, and is the mother of the following children viz.: Benjamin F., died in the army; Thomas J.; John M.; James A., deceased; Mary E., deceased; Jacob H.; William F.; Samuel P.; Harriet, deceased. The three older sons served in the late war and rendered efficient service in defense of the National Union. Mr. Wohlford, in September, 1850, located in Jackson Township, and settled on the place where he has since resided. He owns a good farm supplied with all the modern appliances of agriculture, and is one of the worthy and industrious citizens of Jackson. Prior to the war he was a Democrat, but since that time he has voted with the Republican party. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church.

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