Biography of Christian Mack
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHRISTIAN MACK (deceased) was born in Germany. May 10, 1828. and received a limited education in his native land. In 1840 he came to America with his parents, who located in Marion County, Ohio, and here he grew to maturity, following the occupation of a farmer until 1852, in which year he moved to Allen County and located on the farm where he resided the balance of his days. For many years he owned and operated a threshing machine; for about five years was proprietor of a saw mill in Auglaize County, which was conducted in connection with his farm. Mr. Mack was twice married; on the first occasion in 1849, to Christine Shibley, who died in 1855, leaving to his care two sons: Charles and Isaac. His second marriage, February 25, 1850, was with Christine M. Gebhart, born in Germany, April 3, 1835, and who came to America in 1854. Thirteen children were born to this union: John, Katie, Lena, Conrad (deceased), Jacob (deceased), Sarah, William, Frederick (deceased), Emma, Henry, Fanny M. (deceased), Benjamin and Harry (deceased). Mr. Mack, who was a hard working, energetic man, was one of the pioneers who assisted in developing this part of Allen County. During the late civil war he served about eleven months in Company G, Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was for several years a member of the German Nethodist Church. In politics he was identified with the Republican party. His death occurred August 11, 1882. His widow still survives, and has successfully managed the farm assisted by her children.

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