Biography of Jacob Fry
Allen County, OH Biographies

JACOB FRY, farmer, P. O, Conant, was born in Pennsylvania February 26. 1827, a son of Abraham and Mary (Beckenbaugh) Fry, of Pennsylvania, of whose family of nine children only four are living, Jacob being the youngest. Our subject was married, October 5, 1848, to Amy J. Chipman, who died in March, 1871, the mother of seven children: Abram L., Mary E. (deceased), Isabel (wife of L. Bowersock), Rosetta (wife of William King), Ida A. (deceased), Mattie (deceased), and William S. Mr. Fry came to Allen County in 1849, and two years later located on his farm in Amanda Township, and has been one of the sturdy pioneers who have cleared away the forests and prepared the soil for cultivation. He has served the people as trustee for three years. During the war he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, remaining in the service till the close of the struggle. Religiously he is connected with the Baptist Church. Mr. Fry's oldest son, Abram L., was born January 14, 1850, received a common school education, and has always been a farmer. He is still living on the homestead. He has been township clerk two years, and is now serving as such by appointment on an unfinished term. He was married, December 29, 1870, to Josephine Fryer, born in Allen County July 24, 1854, by whom he has had four children: Ida Bell (deceased), Alpheus, Inetta and Effie May. Politically both our subject and son are Democrats.

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