Biography of Erza H. Van Buren
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EZRA. H. VAN BUREN, a native of Albany County, N. Y., was born March 10, 1843. His parents, Daniel and Catherine (Chesebrough) Van Buren, were natives of New York, and of English and German ancestors, and distant relatives of President Van Buren. Mr. Van Buren's father died and his mother was left with eight children, and came to Ohio with five of them in 1859. The names of the children are Saxton, Martin, William H., Mary J., Sarah, Huldah, Ezra and Hannah. Of these, Saxton, Martin and Ezra are living. Mrs. Van Buren departed this life in 1879, at the ripe age of seventy six years. Ezra was brought up on a farm, and educated in the district schools. In 1862, he enlisted to serve in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles of Winchester, Strasburg, Fisher's Hill, New Market, and a number of other engagements, during which time he served under Gens. Millroy, Hunter, Siegel and Sheridan. He was taken a prisoner at the engagement at Winchester, and after a month's confinement at Richmond was released. He was again captured at High Bridge, and paroled at the surrender of Lee, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865. November, 1865, he married Miss Clarinda, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Jackson, who were natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Van Buren have one son, Henry J., born October 5, 1866. Mrs. Van Buren died. in 1867, and two years later Mr. Van Buren married Miss Elizabeth Hendrickson, daughter of Thomas Hendrickson. Mr. Van Buren purchased, in 1866, a farm of thirty.seven acres near Forest, Ohio, and resided there until 1871, when he removed to his present farm, which contains 232 acres, valued at $70 per acre. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which he is prominently identified. He is a successful farmer, and an active and esteemed citizen.

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


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