Biography of John C. Basinger
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN C. BASINGER. farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Columbus Grove, Putman County, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, October 3. 1834; son of Christian and Catherine (Lugibihl) Basinger, natives of Germany. who came to America when young. His father, a farmer, who lived to the advanced age of eighty five, died in 1882. They raised a family of fifteen children, of whom John C., the third, was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the schools of Richland Township, this county. Our subject has been a farmer all his life, and now owns a first class farm in Richland Township, consisting of 160 acres, whereon he resides. He was married, in 1859, to Elizabeth Wixel, a native of Germany. Their children are Theophilus, Christian, Noah, Leah (deceased), and Caroline. They have an adopted daughter Maggie Flatt. Mr. and Mrs. Basinger are members of the Mennonite Church.

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