Biography of Henry Fry
Hancock County, OH Biographies

HENRY FRY, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in April, 1809, in Prussia, his parents being also natives of same. Our subject acquired his education in his native land, where he remained until 1832, at which time he came to America; he labored by the day and month to get a start for himself, and was one of the early settlers of Liberty Township, this county. His first purchase was eighty acres of land where he and his family reside, and by industry and economy he added to this eighty acre tract until he at one time owned 590 acres. He has assisted his children to a start in the world, and now owns over 300 acres of fine land. Mr. Fry was united in marriage, in 1839, with Susan Spangler, and by this union there are fourteen children, twelve of whom are now living: John H., married to Sarah Rudisill; Susan, wife of Jefferson Readebaugh; Solomon, married to Susan Witters; Reuben, married to Mary Deal; Jacob, married to Katie Marshall; Benjamin, married to Laura Gross; Sarah E., wife of Zachariah Bish; Mary A., wife of Thomas Codner; James B., Elmer E., Sherman D., and Arvilla K, are still unmarried. The deceased are Clara E. and Emma Eliza. The family are members of the Church of God. In politics Mr. Fry is a Republican.

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

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