Biography of Lemuel Krisher
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

LEMUEL KRISHER was born in Richland county, Ohio, August 19, 1839. He is the son of John and Jane (Campbell) Krisher, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and German ancestry. They came to Ohio in 1831, settling in Richland County, and rearing a family of fourteen chil. dren, of whom eight are living: Maria, Betsy A., Thomas R., Jeremiah, Nancy, Lemuel, Delilah and Lambert. T.he parents both died in Wyandot County; the father aged seventy three, and the mother aged seventy one. Mr. Krisher, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools leaving off at the age of twenty one, remaining with his father till the beginning of the war. He then enlisted in Company G, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 19, 1861, being the first volunteer from Jackson Township; re-enlisted five months later in the Independent Ohio Battery, and participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and in every battle in which the Army of the Cumberland was engaged. He entered the ranks as a private and was mustered out a Second Lieutenant, being discharged September 1, 1865, having served four years and one month without a scar, and without missing a bat. ile. Returning home, he went to Michigan, and engaged in the lumber business three years; returning home again, farmed two years with his father, in 18Th buying a saw mill located at Marseilles, which he has since successfully operated. June 27, 1883, he purchased a half interest in a grocery and provision store, with Henry Handchy, at Marseilles, doing a thriving business, with a stock of $2,500, under the firm name of Handchy & Krisher. He was married July 19, 1871, to Miss Emma Adams, daugh. ter of S. S. and Abalene Adams. to whom were born three children: Carrie, born March 7, 1872; Jessie B., February 6, 1874, and Charles H., July 2, 1876. Mr. Krisher is a Republican, member of the G. A. R., Senior Vice Commander, Master Mason, F. & A. M., both at Marseilles. He is still engaged in milling.

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

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