EMMET F. CARPENTER, a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Hopewell township, residing on his well cultivated
farm of 239$ acres, situated in section 22, was born in Center township, Mercer County, Ohio, December 30, 1857,
and is a son of Noah and Rachel (Berry) Carpenter.
Noah Carpenter was born in Hocking County, his wife in Fairfield County, Ohio. They were early settlers in Center
township, Mercer County, locating about 1849, before the forests had been laid low and when but few settlers had
established homes there. They were representative pioneers and lived long and worthy lives, passing away honored
and esteemed by their contemporaries.
Emmet F. Carpenter was about 10 years old when he was left motherless and by the time he was 13 years of age he
was thrown entirely upon his own resources. In his boyhood he attended the district schools, and later, through
his own efforts, enjoyed a season at the Ohio Normal University at Ada, Ohio. His business in life has been entirely
of an agricultural nature and he has been located on his present farm since the fall of 1886.
On April 4, 1886, Mr. Carpenter was married to Margaret Hellwarth, a daughter of John Hellwarth, of Hopewell township,
and they have five children, named as follows: Quincy Grover, Domer S., Raymond N., Jeremiah B. and Jesse McKinley.
In his political views Mr. Carpenter is a Democrat. With his family he belongs to the Evangelical Church.
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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