Biography of Chauncey M. Lear
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

CHAUNCEY M. LEAR. This gentleman is a native of Delaware, Ohio, born January 5, 1855, son of Daniel and Susan (Pentzer) Lear, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and of German extraction. They were married January 5, 1854, and lived at Delaware till 1865, when they moved to Marseilles, purchasing eighty acres of land. They had five children; Chauncey M., Josephine F., Lucinda W., George W. and William D. The father was accidentally killed at La Rue, Ohio, by a runaway team, being fifty five years of age at the time of his death. Our subject received a good education in the common schools, spending some time at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, and Ada Northwestern Ohio Normal School; began teaching in his twenty first year, and has since given the profession his whole attention, in which he has been very successful, winning an enviable reputation and ranking among the leading educators of the county. He purchased the homestead in 1878; was married, February 12, 1874, to Miss Marian Van Fleet, daughter of Miles and Nancy (Wright) Van Fleet, of Hardin County, natives of New York and Massachusetts. They are the parents of five children, three living, Flora May, born April 27, 1878; Charles F., August 17, 1881; Grace E., July 28, 1883. The deceased are two infants. Mr. Lear is a Republican, a Granger, a K. of H., and a member of Franklin Cornet Band, and, with his wife, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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

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