Biography of Abraham Fulk
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ABRAHAM FULK, son of John and Sarah (Curtz) Fulk, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, January 22, 1832. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent, early settlers of Ohio, living and dying in the above county. His father was twice married, and had twentyone children, seven living. His mother died in 1850; his father in 1876, aged seventy two years. Mr. Fulk walked four miles to attend school in a log schoolhouse; worked on the farm till twenty years of age; worked at the carpenter's trade two years, and in 1855 purchased his present farm of forty acres, which he has since cleared and improved, now valuing it at $75 per acre. In 1861, Mr. Fulk enlisted in Company F, Fifty fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and fought in the battles at Franklin, Strasburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Manassas Junction, Bull Run (second), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and others. He was wounded quite severely at Gettysburg, and slightly wounded at Chancellorsville. Having served three years, he was honorably discharged October 15, 1864, and now receives a pension of $30 per month. Mr. Fulk was married August 25, 1855, to Miss Anna Shell, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Leigly) Shell, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. His maternal grandfather was a German soldier. Mr. and Mrs. Fulk are parents of four children, John, Jacob, Frank and Joseph. Mrs. Fulk was born December 18, 1831. Both she and Mr. Fulk are members of the United Brethren Church, he being a Republican in politics.

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


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