Biography of Mathew DeTemple
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Mathew DeTemple, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War and a representative pioneer citizen of Columbiana County. He was born in Germany, March 25, 1843, the son of Jacob and Hulma (Search) DeTemple.

Jacob DeTemple brought his family to this country from Germany at an early date and settled in Buffalo, N. Y., later removing to Pittsburgh in 1851. The family then removed to East Liverpool, where Mr. DeTemple died in November, 1884. His wife died Dec. 28, 1849, and be is buried in the Catholic Cemetery, East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. DeTemple were the parents of the following children: Catherine, deceased; Peter, deceased, was a Civil War veteran, having served with Company C, First West Virginia Infantry; Anna, deceased; Mathew, the subject of this sketch; Helen and Elizabeth, both deceased.

Mathew DeTemple was a small boy when his family migrated to the United States. He received a meager education in the night schools of Pittsburgh and at an early age was employed as a blacksmith. After the close of the Civil War he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and in 1874 opened a blacksmith shop at Wellsville, which was successfully operated by him for 20 years and worked at various places blacksmithing until his retirement about 1905. He died Nov. 11, 1925.

Mr. DeTemple served during the Civil War as a member of Company C, 1st West Virginia Infantry, and during his second enlistment was with Company F, 84th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

On Feb. 26, 1865, Mr. DeTemple was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Baker, of Wellsville, born Feb. 6, 1848, and the daughter of George and Causia (Carns) Baker, natives of Wellsville. Mr. Baker was a druggist, well known in this section, and died while in service during the Civil War as a colonel of the Seventh Louisiana Confederate Army. His wife is also deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Baker had four children: Mrs. DeTemple, who died Aug. 11, 1922; George, deceased; Sarah, married Eli Howell, lives at Colliers, W. Va.; and A. C., lives in Wellsville, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. DeTemple were born 13 children, as follows: George and Jacob, twins, deceased; Harry, lives at Wellsville; Ida M., married Oscar Steiler, lives in California; Florence, married Oliver French, lives at East Liverpool; Charles, deceased; Helen, married Dr. O. P. Andrews, lives in East Liverpool; Catherine, married J. E. Jobling, lives at Wellsville; Mary, married George O'Hara, lives in Texas; Thomas H., lives in Texas, served throughout the World War, and for a period of 14 years in the army; Mathew, Mauae, and William, all died in infancy.

Mr. DeTemple was a Republican and held membership in the Episcopal Church. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge for 50 years and with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 59 years. Mr. DeTemple was among the interesting pioneers of this section, where he has spent so many years.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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