Biography of Peter Threese
Hancock County, OH Biographies

PETER TREESE, farmer, P. 0. Aunt Blanchard, born in December, 1830, in Amanda Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, is a son of Henry (who served in the war of 1812) and Elizabeth (Hager) Treese. natives of Pennsylvania. Henry Treese purchased land in Jackson Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, and October, 1830, came to this county and entered 160 acres of land in Section 24, Amanda Township. His was the third or fourth family in the township at that time. The Wyandot Indians frequently passed his place, going to and from their hunting. Henry Treese built a cabin in the woods, cut the first timber from the land, and there lived and reared his family of nine children, who assisted him on the farm. Those of his children now living are Sarah, wife of J. Durand; Elizabeth wife of Uriah Selick; Mary, wife of James Shooly; George and Peter; Eliza, wife of J. Snider, died in December, 1862; John, died in 1862; Amos, died in 1861; Isaac, died in 1882. The subject of this sketch married. December 26, 1858, Martha, daughter of R. H. Bennett, and by this union there were eight children, seven now living: R. H., Isaac H., William H. (deceased), Olive E., Ella J. Mary E., Eva A. and Edith. Mr. Treese lives on the old homestead Of his father, on which he has made many modern improvements. In 1881 he erected a fine house, and in 1883 built a commodious barn. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., a careful farmer, and has filled the office township treasurer.

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

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