Biography of Daniel Alspach
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DANIEL ALSPACH, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue. born in Fairfield County, Ohio December 10, 1811, is a son of Adam and Barbara (Wyant) Alspach, natives of Schuylkill County, Penn Adam Alspach. born in 1788, was a soldier in the war of 1812; he came to Ohio at the age of twenty years, and lived in Fairfield County with his parents and grandfather, Henry Alspach, who were pioneers in Ohio. Adam Mspach married in Fairfield County, and came to Hancock County in 1830, entering 160 acres of land in Section 19, Amanda Township, where he resided until his death. He was the father of seven children when he came to Amanda Township: Daniel. Aaron, David, Richard, Elizabeth (now deceased), Lavine, wife of Samuel Treece, and Sarah A., who was born in this county, and is now the wife of Henry Beck. Daniel Aispach married, September 15, 1836, Catharine, daughter of Cornelius Vanlue, whose brother, William, laid out the village of Value, this county. (He afterward moved to Nebraska, and there died.) Cornelius Vanlue settled in Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1823, and moved to Hancock County in 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Alspach are the parents of ten children: Barbara A. (wife of N. Buckingham), William, Sevilla (deceased), James, Elmyra, Sarah E. (wife of L. Clark), Lavina (deceased), J. W. (deceased), Salathie, and Alice (wife of F. Copeland). Our subject and wife endured many hardships during their early pioneer days. They lived for a time in Vanlue, but, preferring farm life, they again moved into the country.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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