Biography of John G. Hardenbrook
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN G. HARDENBROOK, farmer; P. 0. Piqua was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Feb. 16, 1826, and is a son of Peter and Mary (Wagoner) Hardenbrook; Peter Hardenbrook was born in New Jersey, and came to Ohio about 1819; they were the parents of six children, three of whom are now living, viz., John. Phoebe (now Mrs. Kuhl, living in Van Wert Co., Ohio) and Rebecca (now Mrs. John A. Smith, also living in Van Wert Co.); Peter Hardenbrook lost his wife by death May 26, 1837; he married, for his second wife. Susannah Merrell with whom he lived till April, 1865, when she departed this life; Jan. 13, 1877, he too, passed away from works to rewards. Mr. Hardenbrook lived with his father till past 30 years of age; Dec. 17, 1856, he was united in marriage with Rachel Ross, daughter of James and Elizabeth Ross, who were; born in Pennsylvania, in March 15, 1792, and Elizabeth (Watson), his wife, born July 29. 1800; they were married Feb. 12, 1824, and had seven children, viz., John, Susan, Hugh W., Rachel. Margaret C., Lucinda and Joseph; Elizabeth, the mother, died July 9, 1874; the father, James, is still living with Mr. Hardenbrook, is now 80 years of age, and has lived in the county since 1842. Mr. Hardenbrook, the subject of this sketch, by his marriage has three children, viz., William Otho, born Jan. 7, 1858; Charles E., Dec. 18, 1859; and George, Feb. 13, 1866. After his marriage, he lived on his father's farm about eight years; thence to Hamilton Co., where he lived two years; thence to the farm upon which he now resides; he owns here 75 acres of good land, mostly in cultivation, with good buildings, and has a very pleasant home.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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