Biography of Edward Wonnell
Allen County, OH Biographies

EDWARD WONNELL, farmer and stock dealer, and postmaster at South Warsaw, was born in Perry Township, this county, April 10, 1836; son of William and Sarah (Stiles) Wonnell. who settled in Perry Township in 1835, the former a native of Delaware, the latter of Woodstock, Vt. His paternal grandfather was William Wonnell, a native of Delaware, and his maternal grandfather was Jonathan Stiles, a native of Vermont, and among the first settlers of what is now Auglaize County. Ohio. Our subject was reared in Perry Township, this county, where he received a limited education in the common schools. He was married December 23, 1858, to Mary J., daughter of Robert and Rebecca (Turner) Smith, of Auglaize County, this State. by whom he had seven children: Sarepta A., wife of A. A. Thomas; Emma. deceased; Callie, wife of James F. Kerr; Willie, deceased; Eva I., Alva M. and Nellie G. After his marriage, Mr. Wonnell engaged as solicitor for several publications, an occupation he followed up to 1861. when he embarked in general mercantile business in South Warsaw, continuing in the same up to 1883. In the meantime he purchased the farm he now occupies, comprising over 200 acres of the best land in the township. Since 1877 he has been a breeder of short horn cattle., all registered in the American Herd Book and Ohio Short horn Record; is also a breeder of PolandChina hogs and Hambletonian and Clvdesdale horses. Mr. Wonnell was in the 100 day's service during the late war of the Rebellion, going out in May 1864, in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty first Ohio National Guards. He was soon after detailed as nurse and assistant hospital steward at Fort. Reno. and was honorably discharged December 15, 1864 May 29, 1862, he was appointed postmaster at South Warsaw, which position he has held continuously to the present time. He served as secretary of Allen County Agricultural Society one year, declining re-election; was a member of the Board of Agriculture for six years, and is now serving his second term as a member of the board of the Farmers' and Mechanics' County Fair Association, of Ada, and has always taken an active part in the promotion of agricultural interests. Mr. and Mrs. Wonnell are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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