Biography of Isaac H. Cole
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





ISAAC H. COLE was born in Hardin County, Ohio, November 25, 1839. He is a son of William, Sr., and Mary A. (Shupe) Cole, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, and of German descent. They were married in Fairfield County and soon after removed to Hardin County, where they resided about ten years, coming to this county in 1847, locating in Richland Township, where they owned at one time 240 acres. Of their twelve children ten are living, Hiram, Louis A., Isaac H., Lydia A., William, Phillip, Mary M., Dora and Elnora. Jemelia and Lorena are deceased. The mother died in 1881, aged sixty six years; the father in 1882, aged seventy eight. Isaac Cole, the subject of this sketch, was fairly educated and remained with his parents till March 4, 1862, when he enlisted in Company K, Eighty second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and entered the war, taking part in the engagements at McDowell, Strasburg, Cross Keys, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mission Ridge and many minor actions, serving three years, lying in hospital nine months, traveling 3,000 miles and being honorably discharged April 2, 1865. Returning home, Mr. Cole was married, April 2, 1868, to Miss Nancy J. McKenzie, daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Lamb) McKenzie, natives of Massachusetts and New York respec tively, coming to Ohio in 1860, locating where Mr. Cole now resides. Their two children were Nancy J. and Fayette. Mr. McKenzie died in 1872, aged seventy, and his wife in 1875, aged sixty nine. Mrs. Cole's grandfather McKeuzie was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, fighting with the British, having left Scotland for that purpose. Being captured by the Americans, he never returned to his native country. Mr. and Mrs. Cole have six children, Laura A., Adie A., Wilda M., Ella L., Wheeler W., Clara B. Mrs. Cole inherited forty acres, and Mr. Cole purchased forty acres in 1878. He built a neat cottage, costing $900, in 1873, and a large barn, costing $1,200, in 1880. He is a stanch Democrat; served as Trustee two years, as Clerk three years. Both he and Mrs. Cole are members of the Church of God.

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


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