Biography of Ann E. Updegraff (w/o Casper)
Ridge Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





ANN E. UPDEGRAFF, daughter of Jeremiah and Phcebe (Jones) Trego, was born in Lycoming County, Penn., November 16, 1807. Her parents were natives of Honey Brook, Chester County. Penn.; her father born July 30, 1771, her mother August 21, 1772. They were of English descent, and lived and died in Pennsylvania. They were farmers, and reared a large family of children Nancy, born in 1790; Sarah, JuJy 4, 1793; Hannah, October 16, 1795; Joseph, in May, 1796; Benjamin, May, 1798; Phoebe, 1801; Polly, 1803; Samuel, October 1, 1805; Ann E., November 16, 1807; Smith, February 7, 1809; Mary, February 16, 1811; Washington, 1813. The mother died in 1826, the father about 1835 or earlier, perhaps. Mrs. Updegraff resided with her parents till her marriage, in 1827, to Casper Updegraff, a native of Pennsylvania, born July 13, 1801. He was a son of Isaac and Mary (Snyder) Updegraff, and with him, after five or six years spent in Carroll County, Ohio, they came to this county and located on the farm where she now resides. Her trials and hardships endured in building up a home in this wild woodland cannot be even faintly portrayed. The howling of the wolves and the yells of the Indians were the terrors that have since given place to the bowing herds that graze upon the disrobed fields. Mr. and Mrs. Updegraff had fourteen children, viz.: Samuel J., Sarah J., Lydia, Mary A., Ner L., Hannah, Tamzen, Samantha, Lott, Polly and Phcehe (twins), Ann E., Louisa and John M. The father died November 3, 1870. He was a man of great endurance and strength, and in his lifetime did much hard labor. He was a member of the Lu. theran Church, and held in high esteem by those who knew him. Mrs. Updegraff is now in her seventy seventh year, and in comparatively good health for one who has spent so many days in the labors of clearing the harvest field and the home. She joined the German Baptist Church in her sixtieth year, and still holds a membership.

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


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