Biography of George Greek
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GEORGE GREEK. This pioneer of Wyandot was born in Lancaster County, Penn., December 27, 1806. He is a son of Jacob and Martha (Miller) Greek, who were also natives of Pennsylvania, the former born near Philadelphia, the latter in Dauphin County. His parents moved to Lancaster, Ohio, about 1816, and resided in that vicinity till they were quite old; they subsequently came to this county and resided among their children till the dates of their respective deaths, 1877 and 1876. Their children were George, Catharine, Samuel, Jacob, Martha, Mary A. and William, all living but Catharine. George Greek was employed at home till twenty one years of age. He then went to Baltimore with a drove of hogs and remained there two years, after which time he returned home, worked with parents one year, and then went to Cincinnati, where he was employed one year in the butchering business. Following this, he spent three years on the canal and other work, locating on his present farm in 1836. He first entered 160 acres, to which he added till he owned 300 acres. By the aid of his sons he cleared most of his land, to which in the beginning he was compelled to cut roads near two miles through the dense forest. Mr. Greek was married January 23, 1831, to Rebecca Harrison, who was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, January 5, 1811. She was a daughter of James and Hannah (Crumley) Harrison, her father having been a celebrated weaver of England; her mother a native of South Carolina. Their chilthen were John, James, William, Amos, Henry J., Delilah, Eliza and Rebecca. Mr. and Mrs. Greek have had twelve children, namely: Martha A., born June 3, 1832; Hannah, August 20, 1833; Jonathan, July 20, 1835; Harrison. December 13, 1836; Eliza, July 31, 1838; Jacob, February 13, 1840; William, November 4,1841; George W., December 5, 1843; Delilah J., December 17, 1845; Mary C., August 22, 1847; Alexander, May 20, 1850; Sarah R., November 17, 1852. Of these Jonathan died January 16, 1843; Sarah, at the age of eighteen months; George died at Douglas Hospital, Washington, 1863; and Harrison died in Utah, en route to California, in the fall of 1880. Mr. Greek is a Democrat in politics, and is recognized as one of the most worthy of Wyandot's revered pioneers. His son,

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


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