Biography of Abraham Yerger
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ABRAHAM YERGER, farmer and stock raiser. Findlay, was born in Blair County,Penn., in 1824, son of Abraham and Catherine (Groves) Yerger, also natives of Blair County, of German descent. April 5. 1841, our subject came West and has led an active and useful life in this county since. He carried on his trade of farmer and currier and followed moving buildings, etc., for many years after, meanwhile acquiring a fine farm just outside of Findlay. He married, in this county, Miss Jane, daughter of Henry Jumper, Esq. She departed this life December 29, 1873, leaving two sons: Charles L., married and residing in Bluffton, Ohio, and Albert F., married and residing on and working his father's farm in Findlay Township, this county. Mr. Yerger's second marriage was with Mrs. S. J. Hancock (nee Smith). There are no children by this marriage. Abraham Verger has often been chosen by the people of this county to official positions within their gift and has also served his township in many official positions; his services as sheriff and deputy sheriff extended over a period of twelve or fifteen years, and, as coroner, over a period of four years. He and his family attended services at the Lutheran Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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

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