Biography of L. Y. Cochrun
Allen County, OH Biographies

L. Y. COCHRUN, merchant, Spencerville, was born in Sugar Creek Township, this county. August 3, 1849; son of Simon and Lucinda (Miller) Cochrun, early settlers and still residents of Amanda Township. They are the parents of five children, of whom L. Y. is the second. Our subject was raised on a farm, and received a common and normal school education. He entered upon his eareer in life as a teacher, and for five years followed that occupation. He was married, March 31, 1872, to Miss Margaret Berriman, of Auglaize County, Ohio. To them have been born three children, viz.: Bert, Carrie and Jennie. Mr Cochrun came to Spencerville in about 1874, and engaged in mercantile business with Joseph August for about two years, and a year later opened business for himself. From a small grocery he has gradually increased his business, which now comprises a general merchandise stock. In January, 1883, he had the misfortune to lose his building and about half of his stock by fire, but he has since erected a brick building, 26x80, into which he removed his stock about April, 1884. He has been township clerk two years, and clerk of the corporation six years.

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