HENRY KIRACOFE, retired farmer, Elida, is a native of Augusta County, Va., born May 13, 1820; son of Henry and
Margaret (Detamore) Kiracofe, natives of Virginia and of German descent. They were married in Augusta County, Va.,
and reared a family of eight children. The father died September 2, 1840, in his native country, aged forty nine
years, and the mother died in this county April 27, 1865, aged seventyfour years. Our subject came to this county
in 1847, followed general agriculture in German Township until 1877, since which time he has lived a retired life
in the village of Elida, Ohio. He was married April 15, 1841, to Miss Margaret Fifer, of Augusta County, Va., who
bore him two children: Robert and Mary A. (latter deceased). Robert now operates his father's farm in the township.
Mrs. Kiracofe died July 8, 1844, and Mr. Kiracofe then married, December 5, 1847, Mrs. Elizabeth (Beiler) Metcalf,
of this county, who died December 20, 1857, without issue. Our subject married his third wife, Miss Delila Huffer,
of this county, September 8, 1859, and by her has three children: Saloma J., Lucinda M. and Henrietta. This Mrs.
Kiracofe died August 3, 1884. Mr. Kiracofe has served in some of the township offices. He is a member of the United
Brethren Church, in which he is an officer. In politics he is a Democrat.
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