Biography of Maj. Isaac B. Post
Allen County, OH Biographies

MAJ. ISAAC B. POST, banker. Spencerville, was born in Shelby. Richland Co., Ohio, June 21. 1846; son of Charles Post, who was born in Washington County, Penn., July 27, 1800; and who, in 1823, came to Knox Co., Ohio, and the following year married Elizabeth Bryant; by her he had four sons and one daughter who grew to maturity; he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1831; in 1842 he removed to Allen County, and settled in Amanda Township; in the winter of 1856-57 he represented this county in the State legislature; he was a firm anti slavery man and sent three of his four sons to the war; his death occurred March 28, 1884, and his loss fell not only on his family but was felt by the community. Our subject in early life was employed on a farm, his education being limited to the common and graded schools of his native county. His first business enterprise was farming, and teaching school, winters. At the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, he enlisted in April 1861, in Company E, Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the three months' service, and was in West Virginia with McClellan. At the expiration of this term of service he reenlisted for three years in Company C, Thirty second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, returned to West Virginia, and served with Fremont and Seigle, and was captured at Harper's Ferry in September, 1862. On being exchanged, he with his regiment joined the Army of the Tennessee and was with Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, commanding a company of men, with rank of second lieutenant. He was promoted to be captain in 1863 and served as such in the campaign against and in the capture of Atlanta in 1864, after which he was promoted to be major, serving till the close of the war on the staff as division inspector. Maj. Post was married, in October, 1874, to Miss Emma E., only child of John and Eunice A. (Griffin) Berry, early settlers of Van Wert County, Ohio, and who was born in Van Wert County, in 1850. To this union was born one son, Ira B. At the close of the war Maj. Post dealt in hardwood lumber about two years, then turned his attention to farming and. stock raising at which he continued until August 4, 1883, when he formed a partnership with Henry Wasson, and opened a private bank at Spencerville, of which he is cashier. He has been a consistent member ot the Methodist Episcopal Church about six years, and takes an active part in Sabbath school work. During the year 1879, he and his family spent several months traveling over the Western States and Territories. Maj. Post is commander of Fair Post, No. 322, G. A. R. Politically he is a stanch Republican.

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