Biography of Samuel Huffman
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





SAMUEL HUFFMAN, coal dealer, Springfield, is the youngest son of Jacob Huffman, a pioneer of Boston neighborhood. He was born in 1832 on the farm which includes a part of the Clark-Shawnee battle ground. The subject of this sketch learned the milling trade, commencing when only 16 years of age, and continued milling upward of twenty years. He superintended the construction of the Peru Mills when built by Daniel Hertzler, in 1867, and which he subsequently operated several years, and finally became owner. He became a resident of this city about 1867, and has since resided here; he sold his mill in 1873, and engaged in the hardware trade one year, then changed and operated a grocery store; Jan. 1, 1880, his son Stephen took charge of the grocery, and he engaged in the retail coal trade; his office is located at 173 West Main street. Mr. Huffman is personally popular as a trader, and by his energy and business ability, has already established a flourishing trade which is constantly increasing. He married, in 1855, Margaret Helfrey, of German Township, by whom he had three children. In 1865, his wife having died, he married Barbara, daughter of Daniel and Catharine Hertzler, who were natives of Pennsylvania and early residents of Clark County. Mr. Hertzler was a prominent miller on Mad River, and a few years since the victim of a noted murder, an account of which will be found in this work. From this marriage he had three children. Mr. Huffman's residence is 177 West Main street. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and a worthy citizen.

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


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