Biography of Samuel P. Hill
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL P. HILL was born in Center County, Penn., November 4, 1830, and is the son of Rudolph and Catharine (Hare) Hill, natives of Germany and Pennsylvania respectively. His father came from Germany when a young man and married in Pennsylvania, moving to Crawford County, Ohio in 1834. Mr. and Mrs. Hill were the parents of six children, four still living; Anna, Leah, John and Samuel The deceased are Julia and David, the latter killed in the late war. The mother died in Richland County, February 24, 1870. Our subject, S. P. Hill, obtained an ordinary education, at the age of six by the consent of his mother, taking up his residence with James McCormick, and remaining with him until the latter's death, which occurred August 23, 1873. On the occasion of this death, Mr. Hill inherited 120 acres of land, upon which he resided at intervals till 1875. At this time he sold the farm and removed to Mansfield, Ohio, and four years later to Marseilles, purchasing a house and lot on Main street. November 18, 1869, he was married to Mrs. Hannah Helm, widow of James Helm, by whom she had two children, both deceased. She was the daughter of Alexander McCleary, of Muffin Township, this county. One child has been born to them, John F., born February 26, 1873. Mr. Hill is a strong Republican; elected Justice of the Peace in 1881; re-elected in fall of the same year, and giving general satisfaction. With his wife, he is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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

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