Biography of John Lime
Crane Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JOHN LIME, proprietor of the Hudson House, is a native of Richland County, Ohio, where he was born August 10, 1842. His parents, Jacob and Margaret (MeGuire) Lime, were natives of Cumberland County, Penn., and removed to Richland County, Ohio, before their marriage. They reared a family of three children: John, James and Lillian E. Jacob Lime was one of the first five who enlisted in the war from this county. He was a member of Company -, Fifteenth Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served three months and reenlisted in Company D, Eighty flrst Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Tyler, participating in the bat. ties of Corinth, Pittsbnrg Landing and others, and being discharged on account of disability resulting from sickness. John Lime, our subject, was reared to the age of fourteen in Richland County, coming with his parents to Wyandot County in 1855. He attended the schools of Upper Sandusky two years; was engaged two years as clerk for Robbins & limit, in the dry goods business; was employed one and one half years by Jacob Juvinall; by S. G. Worth until 1861; by Straw & Bombgartner, of Carey, two years, and later with Col. S. H. Hunt, of Upper Sandusky, with whom he was engaged when Gov. Brough issued his call for the "100 day" recruits. Company D, of Carey, of which he was a member, was called into active service and assigned to the One Hundred and Forty fourth Regiment, Ohio National Guards, participating in the battles of Monocacy and Berryville, where the rebel Gen. Mosby attempted to capture the provision and ammunition train and $110,000 of Union money. The enemy having succeeded in taking the latter, Mr. Lime was one of the ten who volunteered to recover it; he was discharged at Camp Chase and returned to Upper Sandusky in 1865; since that time he has been engaged as clerk in various establishments, besides doing a large amount of business on his own account. Mr. Lime was married, August 23, 1866, to Henrietta Wiseman, of Clarion County, Penn. They have two children, Ralph H., born September 12, 1867, and Maggie, born March 5, 1876. The latter is a veritable musical prodigy. At the age of three years she could perform on any instrument she could manipulate, and is the youngest child living who possesses such remarkable skill; she has received special mention in many of the leading papers. In 1877, Mr. Lime erected the Hudson House, which he is now conducting. and he is also lessee of the Upper Sandusky Opera House. Politically, he is a Republican.

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


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