Biography of John H. Zehner
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JOHN H. ZEHNER, Treasurer of Tipton County, was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 28, 1839, and remained in his native county until he was fifteen years of age. He then went to Van Wert County, Ohio. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fourth Ohio Cavalry, and was assigned to the Army of the Cum­berland. He was with Sherman on his campaign as far as Atlanta, and then returned with Thomas to Nashville, and was in the battle at that place. He then joined Wilson on his cavalry expedition. He saw Jeff Davis when he was brought into headquarters. In July, 1865, he was dis­charged, and immediately returned to his home in Van Wert County, Ohio. Soon after this, he made a trip through the West, traveling through the States of Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, and finally settled at Wind­fall, Ind., November, 1866, where he entered into the grocery business. He continued in business at that place until 1880, when he was elected by the Democracy of Tipton County to the office of County Treasurer, which position he now occupies. Mr. Zehner was married, November 6, 1866, to Miss Rosanna Davis. They have a family of four children, namely, Walter, Bertha May, Nancy L. and John Otto. Politically, Mr. Zehner is a Democrat, and is also a prominent member of the I. O. O. F.

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


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