JOSEPH H. GEARHART.
Mr. Gearhart, proprietor of the Auglaize Dairy Farm, in Defiance township. Defiance county, is one of the representative
and popular citizens of his community.
Born July 28. 1850, in Crawford county, Ohio, Mr. Gearhart is a son of John D. and Mary J. (Hottle) Gearhart, in
whose family were six children, he being second in the order of birth. The father died in Defiance township. Defiance
county, but the mother passed away in Paulding county, Ohio.
When eight months old Joseph H. Gearhart was brought by his parents to Defiance county, and upon the farm where
he still makes his home he was reared to manhood, early becoming familiar with all the duties which fall to the
lot of the agriculturist. The farm comprises eighty six acres of highly cultivated and well improved land, which
yields to the owner bountiful returns for the care and labor bestowed upon it. In connection with general farming
Mr. Gearhart has given special attention to dairying since April, 1888, and in this branch of his business has
also met with a well merited success.
In Highland township, Defiance county, Mr. Gearhart was married to Miss Rebecca Watson, a native of Tuscarawas
county, Ohio, and a daughter of Gabriel Watson, of Highland township, Defiance county. The children born of this
union are as follows: Charles, Lottie (now the wife of T. Morehead), Fannie, Alta, Eva, Roy and Ruth.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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