Biography of Joseph Oman
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH OMAN, farmer, P. 0. Arlington, was born in Columbia County, Penn., October 17, 1807. He moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1833, and came from there, in 1837, to Eagle Township, this county, where he had been and purchased land the year before, paying for it in Canton bank notes, which money became worthless a few days after he made the purchase, by the failure of the bank Joseph Oman was united in marriage, February 6, 1837, with Miss Eliza Ann Frees, of Seneca County, Ohio, a native of Columbia County, Penn. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Oman moved to their new place, and began the pioneer work of clearing it up and making a home. There being no mill near, they had to grate corn to make bread. He succeeded in developing a fine farm of 320 acres. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Oman are Jacob F., now living in Schuyler, Colfax County, Neb. (He was a soldier in Company B, Twenty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, and held in various prisons in the South until the close of the war. He earned an honorable record as a brave and faithful soldier. ) The next son, Henry, now at home, was a soldier in the One Hundred and Thirty fourth Regiment Ohio National Guards; Wesley B. F. was also a soldier in the One Hundred and Thirty fourth Regiment Ohio National Guards. (He united in marriage, March 15, 1883, with Miss Amy D. Mahon; they have one son, John Wesley.) John H. is at home; Rachel Ellen died at the age of ten months. The mother of these children died of paralysis, June 19, 1884. The entire family are earnest Republicans. Joseph Oman is very firm in his temperance principles, having signed the pledge during his pioneer days in Portage County, Ohio. He would never join in the general custom of treating, and his sons have followed in his footsteps in this regard. Mr. and Mrs Oman were two of the first seven to form the Keller Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1879 they united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr Oman is one the leading and honored pioneers of Eagle Township.

(Also see John Oman, his brother)

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

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