Mr. Thome, who is a man of marked ability and force of character. owns and successfully operates a valuable farm
of four hundred acres in Pleasant township, Henry county. The well tilled fields and neat and thrifty appearance
of the place testify to his skill and ability in the line of his chosen calling, and all the buildings upon the
place are in perfect harmony with their surroundings. His residence is one of the finest in the township, is supplied
with all modern conveniences and there hospitality reigns supreme.
Mr. Thome was born in Lorain county, Ohio, in 1850, a son of Barthlow and Catherine (Hoffman) Thome, now deceased.
In 1865 our subject came to Henry county, and with its agricultural interests he has since been identified. He
has not, however, confined his attention alone to farming, but has also successfully engaged in the sawmill business.
His business interests have been so managed as to win him the confidence of the public, also the prosperity which
should always attend honorable effort, and he is now numbered among the substantial and wealthy citizens of the
township. Those who know him best are numbered among his warmest friends, and no citizen of the community is more
honored or more highly esteemed.
On October 18, 1874, in Pleasant township, Henry county, Mr. Thome wedded Miss Mary Klear, who was born in that
township, August 12, 1858, a daughter of Peter Klear. Mr. and Mrs. Thome are the parents of eight living children:
Mary, Mathias, Peter, Lizzie, William, Albert, Cora and Leo; and two who died in infancy: Joseph and Josephine.
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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