Biography of J. E. Healy
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J. E. HEALY was born November 21, 1830, in Stark County, Ohio. He is the son of Horace and Elizabeth (Brumel) Healy, the former born February 24, 1808, natives of Vermont and Pennsylvania respectively, and of Scotch and German lineage. Ten children were born to them, three brothers and three sisters still surviving, namely: John E., Stephen and William; Catherine, Philinda and Elizabeth. While a youth, when not in school, Mr. Healy was engaged in blacksmithing and farming till his marriage on June 5, 1855, to Miss Minerva Hazen, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Crottinger) Hazen. She was born May 26, 1836, and is the mother of five children, four living, Isaac N., born September 29, 1856; Stephen E., December 7, 1857; Alice, February 28, 1859; and William, March 27, 1861. After his marriage our subject engaged in blacksmithing, carpentry, clerking and general labor until 1864. September 26, he enlisted in the service of his country, joining Company C, One Hundred and Eightieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered in at Camp Chase, and started immediately for Nashville. He was assigned to the Twentythird Army Corps and took part in the three days' battle at Wiges Cross Roads, this being his first engagement. Besides this he was engaged in a few skirmishes with Bragg, Lee and Johnson till the surrender of the latter General. ae was then sent to Charlotte, N. C., where he received his discharge, and afterward to Columbus, Ohio, where he was mustered out in September, 1865. He then returned home, where he still resides, and is reckoned among the pioneers of - the county. He has a vivid recollection of the Indian, and is familiar with his treacherous character. In politics, Mr. Healy is a Republican. He is a member of the G. A. R., and highly esteemed as a citizen.

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


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