Biography of Freeman H. Beard
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

FREEMAN H. BEARD, one of Beaver township's best known residents, who has served as township trustee, was born on his present farm in Mahoning County, Ohio, January 22, 1856, and is a son of John and Hannah (Ertzinger) Beard, biographical mention of whom will be found elsewhere in this volume.

Freeman Beard was reared on the home farm and has always lived, with the exception of one year spent on an adjoining farm, in his present residence. He was educated in the schools of Beaver township, and everything concerning its public management and material advancement has been of interest to him. In 1893 he accepted the office of township trustee, to which he was elected on the Democratic ticket, and has served continuously ever since, with the exception of one term, from 1896 until 1899. It is conceded by both parties that Mr. Beard has made an efficient and conscientious public officer and he enjoys the confidence of his fellow citizens. He has always devoted himself to general farming and dairying. as an occupation, and owns 157 acres of as valuable land for agricultural purposes as lies in Mahoning County.

On January 30, 1877, Mr. Beard was married to Wilhelmina Moff, who was born in Knox township, Columbiana County, Ohio, May 3, 1856, and is a daughter of Philip and Catherine (Perren) Moff. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Switzerland. The grandfather, George Philip Moff, emigrated to America and located at North Georgetown, Columbiana County, Ohio, where his family was reared. The mother of Mrs. Beard accompanied her parents to America when she was young; They were Jacob and Susanna (Swartz) Perren, natives of Switzerland, and they too located at North Georgetown. The father of Mrs. Beard died in 1872, but the mother still survives and resides upon her valuable farm of 145 acres, situated in section 6, Beaver township. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Moff were: William, residing at Atwater, Ohio; Wilhelmina; Albert, who died young; Rosa Louisa (dcceased), who married Frank Rinkenberger; Edwin, residing at New Buffalo; and Charles, also a resident of New Buffalo.

Mr. and Mrs. Beard have had children as follows: Eldora, born September 14, 1878, who married Elmer Ramsey, and resides with her husband at Struthers; Cora, born July 2!, 1881, who became the wife of Daniel Mellinger, residing at Youngstown, and has one son - Herbert Daniel, born May 21, 1906; Clinton, born January 25, 1883; Herbert, born March 29, 1890; and Lester, born January 25, 1897, all residing at home. One babe died unnamed.

Politically Mr. Beard is identified with the Democratic party, with which his father was also connected until within recent years. He belongs to the fraternal order known as the Patrons of Husbandry. Both he and wife are members of the Paradise Reformed Church.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies



New York


For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012