Biography of John Ewing
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOHN EWING, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, born in September, 1839, in Amanda Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, is a son of Samuel and Rebecca (Alspach) Ewing, natives of Maryland, and who were among the early pioneer children of Fairfield County, Ohio, where they married. They came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1834, where Samuel Ewing entered eighty acres and bought part of another eighty acre tract of land in Section 28, Amanda Township. Here they began life as pioneer settlers of the county, cutting the first timber, putting up the first cabin on the land, and making a home for their family. This old home farm is now owned by Henry Davis. Samuel Ewing was the father of seven children: Levi; Rosilla, wife of David Alspach; William I.; Christian, widow of Mr. Gordon, who resides in Michigan; John; Lavina (deceased) and Lucinda (deceased). The subject of this sketch married, in 1862, Lovica, daughter of Peter Shoemaker. Their union has been blessed with five children: Della D., Ella J., Jay, Orra and Bell Y. Mr. Ewing is a thorough farmer and a good business man. He purchased the farm on which he now lives, in Section 16, Amanda Township, this county, from J. Lemont. He has filled the office of assessor, also that of school director of Amanda Township.

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Chicago, Illinois 1886

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