Biography of Charles Senseman
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





CHARLES SENSEMAN, retired farmer; P. 0. West Charleston; is a son of William and Catharine (Eschleman) Senseman, natives of Lancaster Co., Penn.; he was born in 1790, and she in 1788; they resided in different counties of that State until 1838, when they moved to Ohio, and rented a log cabin, in which they lived the first summer; he had also rented a farm in Greene Co., which his son and son in law farmed; in the fall, he moved to Greene Co., also, and bought the farm he had rented, but remained only a few months, when he returned to Miami Co., and bought the farm of 234 acres, on which he had first settled. Of their family of eight or nine children, four are still living - Henrietta, now Mrs. Michael Bashore, near Covington, Miami Co.; Charles; Catharine, now Mrs. William Snyder, near Logansport, Ind.; and William, in West Charleston. Catharine Senseman departed this life April 22, 1864, and her husband May 12, in the short space of twenty days. The subject of this sketch was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., July 16, 1817; he commenced life for himself in about a year after his father came to this State; he moved into the old cabin on his father's farm, and, as he says, commenced at the bottom; he rented the farm for eighteen or nineteen years, and then bought of his father 1624 1/2 acres; on this he has made great improvement, and, at different times, made purchases, till he has in one tract 180 acres, besides three other farms in this county, making in all 573 acres. In 1839, Dec. 30, he married Eve Wolf, who was born in Greene Co., Ohio, Nov. 28, 1821. The fruits of this marriage were eleven children, of whom nine are living - John,Mary Ann, William, Cornelius, Milton, Catharine, Charles H., Justina and Joseph.

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


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