JOHN H. BERRYMAN, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Logan Township, now a part of Auglaize County, Ohio, August
19, 1843; son of Russell and Margaret (Slain) Berryman. His paternal grandfather was William Berryman, a native
of Ireland, who settled in Logan Township (then a part of this county) in 1823, where he died soon after. His children
were ten in number: Anna M., William, Ephraim, John, Russell, Thomas, Eliza, Martha, Emeline and Mercy; all now
deceased except Eliza (Mrs. Henry Noble). After the father's death the boys took hold of and cleared the farm,
and the homestead afterward came into possession of Russell, the father of our subject, who resided there until
his death; he died in 1879, at the age of sixty three years; he was twice married, his first wife being Margaret
Slain, a native of Virginia, by whom he had five children: Cornelia (Mrs. E. A. Stocking), Ephraim, Rosabel (Mrs.
A. F. Blackburn), John H. and James W.; his second wife was Elizabeth Whetstone, by whom he had twelve children,
nine of whom grew to maturity: Flora (Mrs. John G. Miller), Abram. Margaret (Mrs. L. Coebron), William, Russell,
Rosetta (Mrs. William Mires), Mattie, Warren and Cora. Our subject was reared on the old homestead in Logan Township,
and received a common school education. After he became of age he engaged in farming, and buying and selling stock,
and in 1867, he located in Shawnee Township, this county, purchasing the farm he now occupies in 1880. Mr. Berryman
was married, March 12, 1868, to Sally C., daughter of Abraham and Maria B. (Hover) Boyd, who settled in Shawnee
Township. this county, in 1837, locating on the farm now occupied by our subject, which they cleared and improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd reared a family of four children: Henry E., Sally C., Margaret Ann (deceased), and Mary B. (Mrs.
John W. Black). Mrs. Berryman's maternal grandfather was Ezekiel Hover, a native of New Jersey, a commissary in
the war of 1812. He was a pioneer of Shawnee Township. this county, where he settled in 1832, having purchased
a tract of land in the Shawnee reservation at the government sale. To our subject and wife have been born five
children: Myrtle, Maggie, J. Russell, Hattie and Robert F. Mr. and Mrs. Berryman are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. He has filled several offices in the township. In politics he is a Democrat.
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