HARVEY BEOUGHER, a well known citizen and successful farmer of Jefferson township, whose 80 acre farm is located
in section 11, was born near Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, March 27, 1842, and is a son of Benjamin C. and Catherine
Benjamin C. Beougher was born near Millville, Fairfield County, Ohio, where he was reared and educated, removing
to Hocking County after his marriage, where he became a representative farmer.
Harvey Beougher remained on the home farm until he was prepared to start a home of his own, in 1872, making his
home with his parents, but accasionally working for neighboring farmers as was the custom. In 1863 he enlisted
for service in the Civil War and was in the army for one year and seven months, a member of the 58th Regiment,
Ohio Vol. Inf. He saw some pretty hard service but returned at the close of his term of enlistment without having
suffered any serious injury. He resumed farming in Hocking County, where he remained until 1875, when he located
in Mercer County, having purchased 80 acres of uncleared land in Jefferson township in 1866. Here he built a log
house and entered upon the clearing and ditching of his land, which he continued until the whole tract of 80 acres
was ready for cultivation, except nine acres reserved for timber. In 1899 Mr. Beougher built a commodious frame
residence which has made a comfortable home for his family. In 1892 he erected his substantial barn which is, without
doubt, one of the very best in the township. His other improvements are of the same character and they make his
property a valuable and pleasing one. He carries on general farming and raises some stock.
On March 24, 1872, Mr. Beougher was married to Eva Lohr, a daughter of Noah Lohr, who is a minister in the United
Brethren Church, located in Hocking County, Ohio. They have had 13 children, namely: Cora Alma and Lela Ada, both
deceased in infancy; Homer Ellis, who died aged 18 months; Sanford, minister of the Christian Church at Montpelier,
Indiana, who is married and has two children; Charles, a resident of Jefferson township, who is married and has
three children; Elmer J., also residing in Jefferson township, who is married and has one child; Chester Orn, who
is married and resides in Celina; Ida, who married William Monroe and lives in Jefferson township; and Lawrence,
Zina D., Maud Blanche, Jesse and Bessie E., who resides at home.
Mr. Beougher has given his children educational advantages and they are respected members of society in Jefferson
township. The family belong to the Walnut Chapel United Brethren Church in Jefferson township, of which he is one
of the trustees. In politics Mr. Beougher is a Republican. On a nearby page are shown vews of Mr. Beougher's first
residence and of his present residence and barn.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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