Biography of Christian Schaller
Hancock County, OH Biographies

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER farmer, P. 0. Jenera, was born in Lauden, Hessen-Darmstadt, April 9, 1812, son of Christian and Christine (Heldman) Schaller, both of whom died in Germany, the former in 1818, aged fifty two years, and the latter in 1840, aged sixty six years. They were the parents of eight children: Margaret, deceased wife of Philip Hillman; Maria, deceased wife of Peter Borger-she left a family in Germany; Barbara, married to Peter Horn, came to America and here died; Catharine, wife of Philip Trauelt, in Madison Township, this county; George, a mill owner in Houston County, Minn.; Eliza B., deceased wife of Nicholas Borger, who is in Germany; Elizabeth, wife of Michael Wilch, of Van Buren Township, this county, and Christian. The subject of this sketch came to America in 1833, and located near Hagerstown, Md. Two years later he went to Steubenville, Ohio, and in 1838 he came to this county and located 124 acres of land in Van Buren Township, where he now resides. Our subject began life in America with but $3. He has lived a quiet, industrious life, enduring the trials and hardships incident to a settler in a new country, and by frugal and industrious habits has become one of the most substantial and prominent men in his township. He has served three years as justice of the peace. In 1838 Mr. Schaller was united in marriage, in Van Buren Township, this county, with Mina Bowers, daughter of William Bowers, of German descent; she died March 15, 1863, aged forty four years. Of her nine children four are now living: Philip; Mariah, now the widow of Philip Heldman; Peter and William. The deceased are Elizabeth (she was the wife of Philip Schaller) and four others who died young.

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

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