Biography of Augustus F. Askam
Hancock County, OH Biographies

AUGUSTUS F. ASKAM, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, born March 6, 1838, in Findlay Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, is a son of John and Julia A. (Leader) Askam, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in 1837-38, and settled in Findlay Township, this county. They entered land near what is now the city of Findlay. Of their family of three sons and one daughter, our subject is the only one now living. He was educated in Findlay, and, in 1859, married Saville, daughter of Stephen Lee. She bore him three children, two of whom are now living: Alice M. (wife of J. Campbell) and Alvin L. Their mother died in 1865. and Mr. Askam married, in 1866, Melinda Ault, daughter of a pioneer of Marion County, Ohio. By her he has three children, now living: Lola M., John B. and Anna L. Mr. Iskam has been engaged in mercantile business, has also followed the carpenter's trade, and for the last four years has been engaged in farming. He is a member of the I. O. O. F and Good Templars. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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

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