Biography of John Hardin
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN HARDIN, farmer and manufacturer of lumber and drain tile, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in what is now Auglaize County, Ohio, January 31, 1840; son of Jesse and Mary (Brentlinger) Hardin, the former a native of Pennsylvania, latter of Ohio, and settled in Union Township (now in Auglaize County), in 1837, where they cleared and improved a farm on which they lived and died. Their children, numbering eleven, were John, Martha (deceased), Louisa (deceased), Martin (deceased), Catherine (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Lucinda (Mrs. S. D. Focht), Anna (Mrs. Joseph H. Lusk), Frank P., Melissa (deceased), and Maryette (Mrs. Dr. Peter Van Trump). The paternal grandfather of our subject, John Hardin, was a native of Pennsylvania, and a pioneer of Knox and Auglaize Counties, Ohio. His maternal grandfather was Daniel Brentlinger, an early settler of Anglaize County. Our subject was reared in Union Township, Auglaize County, and educated in the common schools. He was married. September 14, 1863, to Elizabeth, daughter of Cadwallader and. Sally (Lepley) Jacobs, of Perry Township, Ohio. by whom he has six children: Frank P., James, Willett, Eli, Baxter and Sally. In 1863 Mr. Hardin settled in Perry Township, and in 1866 located on the farm where he now resides, most of which he has cleared and improved. In the spring of 1881 he embarked in the lumber trade, and has since done an extensive business in that line, manufacturing and dealing in all kinds of hard wood lumber, grained lumber, and fence posts. He also in the spring of 1881, in company with G. Jennings and D. L. Umbaugh, entered into the manufacture of drain tile, and in 1884 they turned out nearly $6,000 worth. In politics Mr. Hardin is a Democrat.

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