Biography of John Greek
Ridge Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JOHN GREEK, son of Samuel and Sarah (Welshhammer) Greek, was born on the homestead where he now resides November 5, 1844. He was employed at home on the farm till December 28, 1863, at which date he enlisted in Company A, Forty ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Hartsough, going direct to Chatville, where his regiment encamped one week, then joining the main army at Chattanooga and started on the Atlanta campaign. He participated in all the battles of this campaign, returning and taking part, in the battle against Hood at Nashville; thence to Greenville, in camp there when Lincoln was assassinated; thence to Nashville, in camp two months; thence via Johnstonville and Indianola to Green Lake, in camp one month; thence via San Antonio, Richmond and Galveston to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Columbus, Ohio, where he was discharged after a service of two years, without a scratch. Returning home, Mr. Greek resumed work on the farm, and, with the exception of one year in the saw mill business at Carey, has since been engaged on the homestead farm of 200 acres, where he was born and reared. He was married to Miss Jemima A. Crawford, November 15, 1866, their children being Samuel, Eva C., Mary E., Myron M., John M., Tilden, Walter W. and Edith E. Mrs. Greek is a native of Hancock County, Ohio, and was born January 31, 1845, her parents being Samuel and Phcebe (McPherson) Crawford. In politics, Mr. Greek is a Democrat. He is a man of good character, and is well respected in his community.

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


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