Biography of Jacob Gram
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JACOB GRAM, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. Jacob Gram, son of Cornelius and Catherine (Spear) Gram, was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., April 30, 1817; came to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1832, with his parents. He was married, Sept. 29, 1853, to Isabella M. Dory; they have four children - William J., Harriet E., Martha C. and Charles J. William was married, Oct. 28, 1880, to Mattie Otstot, daughter of Hunter and Sarah Otstot; Harriet was married, Dec. 27, 1877, to Samuel C. Rebert; Martha was married, Nov. 18, 1880, to Henry O. Leffel. Mrs. Gram is the daughter of James and Elizabeth,M. (Cosway) Dory; she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1832; her parents were both natives of and were married in England, and emigrated to America in 1830, and to Cincinnati in 1831, and moved from there to this in a wagon, in 1833, in February, the weather being so cold that Elizabeth's (now Mrs. Gram) mother carried her all the way from Cincinnati to Springfield in a large muff to keep her from freezing. Mr. Gram started for himself a poor boy, and, by his own exertions, has managed to provide a comfortable home and a good farm; he has, all through his life, been an honorable, upright gentleman. Mrs. Gram is one of those good, intelligent mothers, who knows how to provide for the welfare of her children.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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