Biography of Ephraim S. Zarn
Howard County, IN Biographies





EPHRAIM S. ZARN, son of John and Mariah M. (Weitzell) Zahn, was born in Rockingham County, Va., in 1831, and lived there until he was nineteen years of age; his father was a wagon maker by trade, and a minister in the Christian Church. E. S. Zahn worked for his father until 1854, when he commenced business for himself; he locatedin Marion, Grant County, Ind., and there began the manufacture of wagons and carriages. November 4, 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Ann M. Barley. This union was blessed with four children; Thomas E. (deceased), William (deceased), Mary K. Brunk, and Henrietta I. Mr. Zahu carried on his business in Marion until November, 1872, when he purchased a farm of 120 acres in Howard County, two miles north of Sycamore, on which he lived until October, 1881; he then started at Sycamore a store of dry goods. groceries and general stock, at the same time dealing in all kinds of grain; he is one of the first merchants in Sycamore, and has done a prosperous business; he has held the office of Township Trustee, and has been a member of the I. O. O. F. since 1855, being a Past Representative to the Grand Lodge; he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since he was nineteen years old, and his wife is also a member of the same church. Mr. Zahn was the first Postmaster in Jackson Township, having charge of the office at Energy.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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