CHARLES E. VAN HORN, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, born April 17. 1843, in Amanda Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, is a
son of Charles and Sarah (Twining) Van Horn, natives of Pennsylvania, and who were among the successful pioneer
farmers of Hancock County, Ohio. Our subject was educated in Amanda Township, this county, reared on a farm, and
became one of the prosperous farmers of his county. October 17, 1866, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John and
Rebecca Smith, natives of Virginia, who settled in Wyandot County, Ohio. This union has been blessed with five
children, of whom Annie A. and Lorena Garnet are living; the others died young. Mr. Van Horn, who is one of the
prosperous farmers of this county, lives on the old home farm originally entered by his father, and on which he
has made many modern improvements. It contains 100 acres of excellent land, and is under good cultivation. Mr.
Van Horn is a charter member of Mt. Blanchard Masonic Lodge, No. 519, and member of the Commandery of Tiffin, also
of the Ancient Order of Scottish Rites, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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