Biography of Benjamin Kistler
Hancock County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN KISTLER, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, January 30, 1817, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Kistler, the former of whom died in 1822. After the death of her first husband our subject's mother married David Hall and moved to Pickaway County, Ohio, where young Benjamin was reared. Our subject was united in marriage December 3, 1840, with Miss Sarah Searfoss, and they came to Marion Township, this county, in the following February, bought a new farm and began the work of clearing it up and developing it. Mr. Kistler has added to his property until he now owns 240 acres of fertile and well improved land. To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kistler have been born seven children: the first child died in infancy; David, married to Miss Nancy Ann Brinner (he died June 26,1878); Henry; Benjamin,Jr., now in Henry County, Ohio; Mrs. Clarinda Anderson; John and William. Our subject is a Democrat in politics; has served his township as trustee.

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

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