Biography of James Meenach
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JAMES MEENACH, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. He is the son of William and Sarah (Barr) Meenach, and was born in this county in 1809. His father lived to the advanced age of 89 years, and his mother to 84 years. The Meenachs were originally from Scotland, and the Bans from Ireland. James lived with his parents until 21 years old, when he was married to Harriet, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Wolfe. She is a sister of Samuel Wolfe. Immediately after his marriage, he rented a farm and began for himself. They had born unto them four children - William H., Joseph J., James Milton and Sarah E. William was a member of the 176th O. V. I., and died in 1866, of disease contracted in the army. James died quite young. Joseph, at the age of 18 years, enlisted in the 94th O. V. I., and was taken prisoner in Kentucky; after about one month's imprisonment, he was paroled and afterward discharged on account of his health; and when the 100 days men were called out, reenlisted and served with them. He was married, on Christmas Day, 1877, to Louisa Butler, daughter of William G. and Elizabeth (Miller) Butler. They have two children - both girls. Sarah E. was married, on Christmas Day, 1878, to William H. Butler, brother of Joseph's wife. William Meenach, the father of James, located in this county in the spring of 1807. He served in the war of 1812, and received one quarter section of land for his services.

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


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