Biography of Samuel Ahlefeld
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL AHLEFELD was born near Mansfield, Ohio, February 28, 1849. He is a son of John and Catharine (Fetzer) Ahlefeld, natives of Germany. They came to this country before their marriage, but after that event settled in the above locality, where they both died. The father operated a grist mill near Mansfield, and died in 1853; the mother died in 1880, aged seventy four years. Of their eight children, but five are living. Samuel, the youngest, was left an orphan at four years of age. He obtained a common school education, and subsequently spent ten years at the painter's trade. He married Miss Emma C. Jones, May 9, 1871, her parents bBing Henry and Catherine (Smith) Jones, natives of Ohio and of English birth. Her parents were early settlers in this county, her father having been a merchant, first at Carey and later at Tymochtea. He became wealthy and reared a family of fifteen children, eight now living. The mother died in 1866, aged forty; the father in 1870, aged forty nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Ahlefeld have three children, Leroy A., born April 18, 1872; Albert H., September 12, 1873; Myrtle R., September 7, 1875; Mrs A. was born June 29, 1853. Mr. Ahlefeld resided two years after his marriage in Upper Sandusky, and then moved to his present farm, now of seventy acres, well stocked and improved, valued at $100 per acre. He erected a fine frame residence, at a cost of $1,500, in 1883, and has made many other improvements in clearing, draining, fencing, etc. In politics, Mr. Ahlefeld is a Democrat.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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