Biography of Andrew P. Yeagley
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

This leading farmer of Defiance county has his home in Section 19, Washington township. By the manner in which he carries on his business he evidences that he thoroughly understands the vocation in which he is engaged, and that success is attending his efforts toward acquiring a competency. Neatness and order prevail upon his place, which is managed, with regard to its cultivation, in a manner reflecting great credit on the owner.

Mr. Yeagley is a native of Defiance county. Pennsylvania, having been born in Milford township, July 16, 1857, a son of William B. and Margaret Ann (Nendershott) Yeagly (as they spell the name). In their family were six children, namely: Blanche, now the wife of John Donley; Andrew P., the subject of this sketch: Ida. who died at the tender age of sixteen months: I.ottie K., the wife of Hon. John W. Winn, of Defiance; William Sherman. and Madge Britton.

The first seven years of his life Andrew P. Yeagley spent in his native township. and in De Kalb county, Indiana, thence removing with his parents to Williams county, Ohio, where the following seven years were passed. At the end of that time the family located on the farm in Washington township. Defiance county. where our subject is still living. Here he owns one hundred and sixty two acres of rich and arable land, improved with a fine set of farm buildings, and under excellent cultivation.

On December 28, i882, in Farmer township, Defiance county. Mr. Yeagley was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Ensign, a native of that township, and a daughter of Gideon and Louisa Ensign. Two children bless this union, William Clyde and Guy Ensign. Since casting his first Presidential vote Mr. Yeagley has affiliated with the Republican party, and on that ticket was elected township trustee in the spring of 1896, a position he has since acceptably filled. In religious faith his wife is an earnest member of the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church. and in the social circles of their community they occupy an enviable position.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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