Biography of William Manecke
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM MANECKE, farmer, P. 0. Fostoria, was born near Philadelphia, Penn., November 4, 1836, son of Henry and Christina (Markley) Manecke, natives of Germany. The father was engaged for many years in the sugar refining business in Philadelphia, and later gave his attention to farming; he died in this county December 23, 1861, his widow following him January 9, 1866. They were parents of eight children, of whom seven are living. William being the eldest of the family. Our subject came to Hancock County with his parents, and has since been one of the most extensive and successful farmers of Washington Township, owning, with his brother Peter, 640 acres of improved land. In September, 1862, Mr. Manecke enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; he received a severe wound in his right hip December 29, 1863, at Massy Creek, east Tennessee, which incapacitated him for further service, and he was mustered out in the spring of 1865. He was first married to Miss Susan Ernest, daughter of Jacob Ernest, an old settler of Hancock County, and to that union was born one child, Della. Mr. Manacle's second marriage was with Miss Caroline Stout, daughter of Christian Stout, of Henry County, Ohio. There are seven children living of this union: Romain, Gilbert, Thomas J., Ross, Maude, James and Emma.

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