GEORGE BREESE, farmer, P. O. Lima. was born in Franklin County, Penn., October 1, 1817, son of Griffith and
Mary (Mowen) Breese, who settled on Section 10, Shawnee Township, this county, in 1832, where they lived one winter
in the Indian Council House, afterward entering the land now owned by their sons, William D. and David M., which
they cleared and improved, and where they lived and died. The father was a native of Wales, the mother of Pennsylvania.
They reared a family of six children: Nancy, George, John (who was killed while moving a house, by a hook flying
and striking him on the head), William D., David M. and Griffith (who was a member of the Ninetyninth Regiment
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the late war, and died of disease contracted in the service before the expiration
of his term). Our subject, who was fifteen years of age when his parents settled in Shawnee Township, this county,
received a limited education in the schools of his day, and resided with his parents until their death. He was
married September 6, 1855, to Sarah, daughter of Solomon and Ruth (Carter) Yoakum, who settled in Shawnee Township,
this county, in 1842. The issue of this union is four children: Charles L., Mary E. (Mrs. C. D. Strawbridge - have
one child, Cloyd E.), Ina and John O. After his marriage Mr. Breese settled on Sections 9 and 16, Shawnee Township,
this county, a part of which he drained and improved. He afterward moved to Section 21, same township, on a farm
of 160 acres, which he also cleared and improved, and afterward bought an addition of 100 acres adjoining, on Section
16, and this he also cleared, and where he now resides in the fine residence built by him in 1881. Mr. and Mrs.
Breese and three children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he served as trustee for several
years. In politics he is a Repu.blican.
History of Allen County, Ohio
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Allen County, Ohio Biographies
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