Biography of Alexander J. Greek
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ALEXANDER J. GREEK, of the firm of Kime & Greek, was born in Ridge Township May 20, 1850. He is a son of George and Rebecca (Harrison) Greek, who were natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively. They removed to Fairfield County, Ohio; thence to Ridge Township, this county, in 1832. Mr. Greek entered 160 acres of land, to which he added by subsequent purchases till he owned at one time 294 acres. He is the father of thirteen children, viz., Martha, Hannah, Jonathan, Harrison, Eliza, Jacob, William, George, Delilah, Mary A. J., Sarah and an infant. Mr. Greek resides on the old homestead, in the seventy seventh year of his age; Mrs. Greek is now seventy three years of age. Alexander was reared to manhood on the farm, and educated in the common schools. He spent two years teaching school, after which he learned and followed the carpenter trade until 1877. After farming two years, he returned to his trade, and formed a partnership with A. L. Rime, engaging in the furniture business. Mr. Greek, besides his interest in the firm, owns a house and lot on Main street valued at $1,800. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the School Board. December 22, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Ella, daughter of Henry and Sarah Kime. Mrs. Greek was born December 20, 1853. Mr. and Mrs. Greek have three children, viz.: Grace, born September 22, 1879; Asa F., born May 17, 1881; and Wheeler C., born September 7, 1883.

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


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