Biography of Joseph Sellers
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH SELLERS, farmer, P. O. Cridersville, Auglaize County, Ohio, was born in Franklin County, Penn., March 9, 1828, and is a son of Leonard and Elizabeth (Winyard) Sellers, natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in Allen County, Ohio, in 1837, clearing and improving the farm now owned by their son, William. They had nine children; Joseph, John, Henry. Samuel, William, Catherine (deceased), Susan (wife of J. Walton), Eliza (wife of Miles Lowry), and Harriet (wife of Charles Carter). Our subject was ten years of age when his parents came to this county. He was educated in the common schools and lived with his father until twenty four years of age. He was married in 1852, to Leah, daughter of Martin Crumrine, an early settler of Perry Township, this county, by whom he has six children: Daniel, David, William, Eliza (wife of George A. Beeler), Margaret (wife of George Mosher), and Franklin. Mr. Sellers located, in 1853, on the farm where he now resides, most of which he has cleared and improved himself. He is a leading farmer of Perry Township and one of its enterprising citizens. He has held the offices of trustee and treasurer of the township for several terms. In politics he is a Democrat. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

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