Biography of William H. Bierbaugh
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





WILLIAM H. BIERBAUGH, farmer, P. 0. London, a native of Madison County, Ohio, born June 4, 1846, is a son of Christopher and Catherine Bierbaugh, he a native of Russia and she of Strasburg, France. They emigrated to America when young and single. Mrs. Bierbaugh came in 1831 to her brother in Columbus; he came in 1841. They were married in 1844, and settled in La Fayette, Madison County, and have resided in the county ever since, with the exception of one year's residence in Iowa. In 1862, they located upon the place where they, with their son William now lives and have since resided. They have now been residents of this county over forty years. They have had four children, one only living - William H., our subject, who was born and grew to manhood in Madison County. He was married, March 25, 1880, to Martha A. Headly, who was born in Pennsylvania, October 2, 1857, a daughter of James and Sarah Headly, he a native of Greene County, Penn., born May 28, 1817, and his wife, Sarah Johnson, a native of Pennsylvania. The grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Headly, were natives of New Jerseys. The great grandfather was Ephraim Headily, who removed from New Jersey to Greene County, Penn., where he lived and died. Isaac Headly and wife spent their likes and died in Greene County. They had three sons and six daughters. James, the second son of his father, grew to manhood in his native State and married Sarah Johnson; they settled in Greene County, Penn., where they resided till the fall of 1867, when they remaved to Ohio and settled in Licking County, and resided there till the fall of 1872, when they came to Madison County and bought and located on the place where they now live. They have had ten children, seven now survive - Nicholas I., Malinda (married David Lemley), Benson F., Lewis, Martha Ann. William Henry and Credola. In 1862, the eldest son enlisted in the war of the rebellion in the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served three years to the close of the war. He was taken prisoner and suffered almost starvation in Libby Prison, where he was kept for many weeks, but was finally exchanged, and then served in the army till the close of the war, and returned home, having received but one slight wound in the arm from a stroke of a sabre by one of the rebels. Mr. Headly and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which they have belonged for over forty years. Mr. Bierbaugh and wife have one child - Imo C., born January 14, 1881. He has devoted his life to farming, except three years' clerkship in a store in London during the war. Mr. Bierbaugh has a good farm of forty acres, with good improvements. He has served the township as Trustee for three terms, and is one of the reliable and prosperous farmers of Deer Creek Township.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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