Biography of William McClelland
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM McCLELLAND was born near Chillicothe, Ohio, August 31, 1845. His parents were David and Martha (Greek) McClelland. Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools; when nineteen years of age, he began and served an apprenticeship at the blacksmith trade at Patterson, Hardin County. He then entered a blacksmith shop on his father's farm in Richland Township, where he plied his trade for a short time, after which he came to Wharton. He worked for P. R. Moore for three years, since which time he has pursued his trade alone. The spring of. 1882, he admitted W. K. Voegel, and the firm of McClelland & Voegel do a thriving business in the blacksmith trade and manufacturing of wagons. Mr. McClelland owns a house and two vacant lots, besides other property. September 26, 1869, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary C. Barnhisel, daughter of Henry and Sarah Barnhisel, who were early settlers in this county. Mr. and Mrs. McClelland are the parents of three children; two of these are living, viz.: Oren O. and I. Pearl; Wheeler is deceased. He is a Democrat, and has served as Treasurer of the township for six years, and of the village since its incorporation.

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

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