Biography of Jonathan Z. Walborn
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JONATHAN Z. WALBORN is a native of Berks County, Penn., born February 4, 1837. His parents were Daniel D. and Lydia (Zerbe) Walborn, natives of Pennsylvania, who located in this county in 1855, purchasing 240 acres of land. They had seven children; Jonathan, Henry, Salesa, William A., Daniel, Emeline E. and Franklin L. Mrs. Walborn died May 13, 1872, and Mr. W. was married, in the winter of 1874, to Mrs. Catharine Seltzer, of Schuylkill County, Penn. He subsequently migrated to Kansas, purchasing 160 acres in Montgomery County of that State. Jonathan Z. Walborn resided with his parents till June 22, 1858, when he married Maria C. Berry, of this county, daughter of Jehu and Rebecca Berry, and seven children blessed their union; Edward P., Ella S., Lydia J., William A., Olive R., Emma M. and Anna M., twins. William A. and Olive R. are deceased. Mr. Walborn has cleared near forty acres of timber land, and has always been a man of energy and prominence in his community, having filled various offices of trust, and done much for the development of the town of Lovell. He served as Postmaster six years, took an active part in securing the right of way of the C., H. V. & T. Railway, and was one of the chief movers in laying out the town. In politics, Mr. Walborn is a Democrat; he and wife members of the Lutheran Church.

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

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