Biography of Thomas H. Tunget
Allen County, OH Biographies





THOMAS H. TUNGET, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Warren County. Ohio, August 19, 1831; son of Peter and Sarah (Holloway) Tunget, former a native of Stafford County, Va., latter of Maryland. They were married December 15, 1828, and their children were nine in number: John (deceased), Thomas H., Hiram (deceased), Eliza (deceased), William, George, Mary A. (wife of John O'Neil), Lovinia (wife of William Spencer), Elizabeth (wife of William McPheron). In September, 1833, Peter Tunget came to this county, and located in Bath Township, on the farm now owned by our subject (then an unbroken wilderness), which, with the assistance of his sons, he cleared and improved, and here erected a log cabin, in which he resided for several months without any doors, windows or floor, and lived on the old homestead until his death. He died March 28, 1884, at the age of seventy seven years and six days. His wife died March 16. 1884, in her seventy seventh year. William, the fifth child and fourth son, has resided on the old homestead since his birth, December 11, 1836. Our subject, who was reared on the old homestead, resided there until the fall of 1865, when he removed to Paulding County, and there lived until 1881, when he returned to Bath Township and purchased the old homestead. He served eleven months in the late war of the Rebellion, and received an honorable discharge. Mr. Tunget was married, May 13, 1858, to Elizabeth N., daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Neely) McClure, who settled in. Bath in 1828. The issue of this union was two children: Laura C. (deceased) and Flaura E. In politics Mr. Tunget is a Republican.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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