Biography of Stephen H. Greer
Allen County, OH Biographies

STEPHEN H. GREER, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Mon tgomery County, Ohio, November 7, 1827, son of Joshua and Elizabeth (Kelly) Greer. His father settled in Bath Township. this county, in 1841, where he cleared and improved the farm on which he lived until his death; he was twice married, and by his first wife, Elizabeth Kelly had three children: Christiana (wife of John Patterson), Ruth (wife of Thomas McClure), and Stephen. His second wife was Rebecca Pearson, by whom he had four children: Elizabeth (wife of Moses McClure), Rachel (wife of William Hardesty), Moses, Jane L. (wife of Harrison Bible). Joshua Greer. died May 6, 1875, in his eighty second year. Our subject was reared in Bath Township, this county, from fourteen years of age, assisted his father in clearing the farm, and has always lived on the old homestead. He was married. April 22, 1852, to Malinda A., daughter of William and Ruth (Paulin) Neely, of Bath Township, and by her he had five children: William, Joshua (deceased). Loretta J., Matilda E., and Sarah E. Mr. Greer is a representative farmer and citizen, has been elected to the office of assessor three terms, although his party is in the minority in the township. In politics he is a Republican. During his residence in Bath Township, Mr. Greer has chopped and split rails for 25 cents a hundred.

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