Biography of Amos B. Jenner
Hancock County, OH Biographies

AMOS B. JENNER, physician and merchant. Jener, was born near Sulphur Springs, Crawford Co., Ohio, April 5, 1848, son of William and Catherine (Ebel) Jenner, natives of Holland, who came to America in 1830, and, the same year, were united in marriage in Portage County, Ohio, settling in Crawford County, Ohio, where the Doctor's father is still living, a farmer and weaver by occupation. William Jenner, although an exacting man, is conscientious and is highly esteemed by his neighbors. He is the father of thirteen children: George; Augustus; Christen, wife of Joseph Bell; John, deceased; Andrew. who died in the service of his country; William, killed at the battle of Pittsburg Landing; Daniel; Jacob; Amos B.; Rebecca, wife of Jacob Beaver; Mary; Henry and Benjamin, deceased at the age of seventeen years. The subject of this sketch remained at home until he was seventeen years of age, when he purchased his liberty by agreeing to pay his father a stipulated sum of money annually until his maturity; he worked at daily labor, attended Oberlin College and taught school, thereby laying the foundation for his prosperity in after life. In 1873 he purchased a drug and provision store in Sycamore, Wyandot Co., Ohio, and there began the study of medicine with Dr. Bland, of Bucyrus, Crawford Co., Ohio, as his preceptor. In 1875 he attended a course of lectures at Columbus Medical College, and in June 1877, graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and began the practice of his profession at Cannonsburgh, this county, and there continued until the fall of 1883, when he located at Jenera, this county, which village is named in honor of our subject, who has been very active in all the enterprises for its advancement and improvement. The Doctor has been very successful in his profession, and is also doing a large business in the drug and dry goods line. In the fall of 1883, at a special election, he was elected justice of the peace. He was strongly urged to accept the nomination for the Legislature, but declined. Dr. Benner is a man of great popularity, natural ability and energy. He is a member of the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association; an elder in the United Presbyterian Church. He was united in marriage, December 9, 1873, with Lettie Andrews, who was born May 10, 1849, in Crawford County, Ohio, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Foster) Andrews, the former of whom, a native of Cumberland County, Penn., died in 1883, aged seventy five years. His widow, a native of Crawford County, Ohio, is still living, in her sixty third year. Of her eight children five died young; the survivors are Lettie (wife of the subject of this sketch), Robert and Ida. To Dr. Benner and wife have been born three children: Lacua G. (deceased), Trola D. and Lavesta V.

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