Biography of Andrew Wiseman
Hancock County, OH Biographies





ANDREW WISEMAN, farmer, P. 0. Fostoria, is one of the family thirteen children born to James G. and Elizabeth (Summers) Wiseman, both of whom were born in Virginia. Our subject was born September 28, 1817, in Madison County. Ohio, his parents having removed to this State but three days previous to his birth. His father, a blacksmith and farmer, had served in the war of 1812, in a cavalry regiment under a Col. Lewis. He resided in Madison Oounty, Ohio, nearly two years, then moved to Perry County, Ohio, and there lived until 1831, at which date the family came to Hancock County, where our subject has since resided. James G. Wisman died in his eightieth year, chiefly from thee effects of injuries received from a runaway horse; the mother died three years later. The thirteen children of the old family are John, Andrew, James G., Samuel, George W., Joseph. Simon O., Margaret, Eliza, Sarah (who died in her infancy), Emily Rebecca J. and Angeline. Andrew (a son of John), James G., Samuel, George W., and Simon O. served in various regiments in the war of the Rebellion, and all were either killed or died from disabilities received during service. The grandfather of our subject, John Wiseman was a Revolutionary soldier; his occupation was that of a farmer; he was also a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Andrew Wiseman, the subject of this sketch, served a year in the Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged for disability. (James Hale, brother in law of our subject, was a member of the Seventy second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served his full time, part of which was spent in Andersonville Prison.) Mr. Wiseman bought his present farm of 160 acres in 1848, and has resided here since 1850. Here he has a park of eight acres, containing at present thirteen beautiful specimens of the red deer. Mr. Wiseman was first married to Miss Louisa Smith, daughter of James Smith. of Perry County, Ohio. His second marriage was with Miss Ellen Lindsey, daughter of William and Margaret (Buck) Lindsey, of Pennsylvania, and. has one child by this union, Minnie D. Mr. Wiseman has been a member of the A. F. & A. M. since 1847, belonging at present to the Blue Lodge at Fosteria, and to the Chapter at Findlay. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a stanch Republican.

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


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