Biography of John D. Welsh
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN D. WELSH. carpenter and farmer, P. O. Spencerville, was born in Pickaway County. Ohio, September 15, 1845; son of Lorenzo D. and Elizabeth A. (Shawhan) Welsh. natives of Yirginia. and early settlers of Pickaway County, Ohio, whose children were as follows: Mary (deceased), Marquis (deceased), Emily, Melissa (deceased), John D., Chester, Noble, Grace. and an infant (deceased). Our subject was raised on a farm and obtained a common school education. At the age of twenty one years he commenced to work at the carpenter's trade, which he has made the principal work of his life. He was married April 30, 1870, to Miss Mary Myers, who was born in Shelby County, Ohio, March 5, 1849, daughter of Frederick and Charlotte (Brandt) Myers. natives of Germany and early settlers of Shelby County. Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Welsh are the parents of six children: Irvin, Fanny, Levi, Effie, Ada (died in infancy), and Maud. In 1865 Mr. Welsh removed to Delphos, Ohio, and two years later to Spencerville. where he remained until 1884. engaged at his trade and as foreman of a planing mill: he was also in connection engaged more or less extensively in farming. While a resident within the corporation he served in the town council for a time. He has always been a Republican in politics. During the late war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Fifty sixth Ohio National Guards, serving the time of his enlistment.

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