HENRY HEISTAND (deceased) was one of the pioneer settlers of Hancock County, and his vote was one of the first
seven cast in Washington Township. He was a son of Jacob Heistand, and came from Pennsylvania. He resided in this
county, engaged in farming, until his death, which occurred in February, 1881, at which time he had farm property
to the extent of 400 acres. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, and a stanch Democrat in politics, and filled
many offices in the township with great acceptance to the people. He married Susan Welsh, and eight of their large
family of children are now living: Mary E., Sarah A., Harriet, John, Jeremiah, William, Morris O. and Charles.
John, the eldest son, married Miss Sarah Zimmerman, daughter of Andrew Zimmerman, formerly of this county; William
married Miss Julia B. Clarke, daughter of Matthias Clark, of this county (they have two children, Pearl and Alda).
Morris O. married Miss Lucy Brayton, sister of Dr. W. G. Brayton, of Arcadia, Ohio (they have one child, Clair)
These three sons (John, William and Morris O.) reside on divided portions of the old homestead.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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