Biography of Rev. John Barnhard
Allen County, OH Biographies

REV. JOHN BARNHARD, retired minister and farmer, P.O. Richland, was born in Maryland, February 20, 1821, eldest son and second in the family of David (a farmer) and Margaret (Walker) Barnhard, who were of English and German descent. They raised two daughters and two sons. Our subject was reared on the farm, and, not having ever had the privilege of attending school, educated himself. He was married when twenty years old to Nancy Lambert, a native of Germany, where her parents were also born, and the children by this union were as follows: Melvin Z., Virgil F., Leonadas Q., Philena M.. Sylvester W. (The first three named served in the LTnion Army during the war of the Rebellion.) They also raised and adopted John T. Huber. who is now a telegraph operator at Beaver Dam. Mrs. Barnhard died in 1860, and in 1861 our subject married Amanda C. Jennings, by whom he has one child, John Williams Wesley. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhard are members of the Methodist Church. He has been a local preacher, and was engaged in farming for a number of years. Be lived in Knox County. Ohio, from 1829 till he came to Allen County, in 1856, and has since resided here. He owns a well improved farm in Richland Township. which he rents, however, and is now living a retired life on his property in Beaver Dam. In politics Mr. Barnhard is a Republican.

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