Biography of Hon. Isaac Cusac
Hancock County, OH Biographies

HON, ISAAC CUSAC, retired merchant, McComb, was born in Perry County, Ohio, November 18, 1829, son of Daniel and Sarah (Sellers) Cusac. Daniel Cusac, a farmer, came to Hancock County in 1839, and settled five miles northwest of Findlay. He reared a family of nine children, all of whom married and have families, and are now residents of this county, the eldest being seventy one and the youngest fifty years of age. It is rare for so large a family, all grown to manhood and womanhood, to live so near each other, the greatest distance apart of any of these being about seven miles, Our subject, the seventh born in the family, was reared on the farm, receiving a common school education, He followed farming and milling until the breaking out of the late war of the Rebellion, when he enlisted in Company G, Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was elected captain and subsequently became a major. During his service Mr. Cusac was taken prisoner by the enemy and kept in confinement seventeen months; was twice wounded, first in the hand and then in the shoulder, Our subject was married, in 1850, to Sarah L., daughter of Rev, George Van Eman, a Presbyterian minister ands a pioneer of this county. To this union were born the following named children: Rebecca J., widow of G. C. Rotz; George L., a merchant, married and residing in Findlay, Ohio; Sylvia E., wife of Robert Morrison; and Sarah L., at home. Mr. and Mrs, Cusac are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he is an elder. Mr. Cusac built the second flour mill in McComb, which he operated for three years; was engaged in general merchandising for six years, Politically he is a Prohibitionist. He was elected, in 1858, and served as commissioner of Hancock County, till his enlistment in the army. In 1866 he was elected to the Legislature and served two terms, He has been a member of the school board and has filled the offices of trustee and treasurer of Pleasant Township,

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

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