Biography of Epheaim Beryman
Allen County, OH Biographies

EPHRAIM BERYMAN, farmer, P. O. Spencerville, was born in Allen County, Ohio, January 29, 1840, the eldest of six children born to Russel and Margaret (Slawer) Beryman. Russel Beryman, a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, was but six years of age when brought to Shelby County, Ohio. He was an influential farmer and stock dealer, and died July 9, 1879, his wife having preceded him May 9, 1848. Our subject was reared on a farm; and his educational advantages were limited to a few weeks each year in the common schools. He entered upon his career in life as a farmer, which he has made the principle occupation of his life, in connection with which he has done more or less trading in and handling of live stock. He was married. December 3, 1801, to Deborah B. Blackburn, who was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, May 28, 1842, daughter of George and Charlotte (Weber) Blackburn, early settlers of Columbiana County. To this union eight children were born: Harley A., John G., Elbert S., George W., Alma M., David E., Ira P.. and Flora E. Mr. Beryman purchased his farm in Spencer Township, in 1875, and removed to same three years later, since when he has added to his original purchase and now owns 120 acres of land situated on the Lima and Spencerville Pike. and which is considered one of the best farms in this locality. He has placed the same under a high state of cultivation, the result of many days of hard labor. His aim is to excel in the prodaction and quality of his crops. Mr. Beryman was formerly a member of the Grange. He is a consistent adherent of the Baptist Church.

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