Biography of William E. Webber
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WILLIAM E. WEBBER was born in Windliam County, Vt., October 9, 1842, son of Lyman J. and Mary A. (Goodnow) Webber (see A. R. Webber). He was educated in the high school in Delaware County, Ohio, taking a commercial course in the Columbus Business College, graduating in 1865. His marriage to Miss Mary E. Terry, daughter of Ethan and Barbara Terry. occurred October 25, 1870. Two children have been born to them, Winferd. P., August 7, 1872; Walter Owen, August 17, 1877. Mr. Webber was engaged in teaching school ten years; enlisted in three months' service, Company C., Eighty fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; reenlisted at end of three months in Eighty eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, doing camp and guard duty one year, when he was promoted to Corporal, and subsequently to Sergeant; served on the recruiting commission, raising thirty men for Company H, One Hundred and Seventy fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and became Second Lieutenant of same company, and was mustered out as First Lieutenant. He was engaged in. the battle of the Cedars, Nashville, Franklin, Newbern, and in many skirmishes, receiving his discharge July 5, 1865. In 1866, he purchased an interest in a woolen mill, which he successfully operated six years. He and family are living at present on their farm of 200 acres, which is well improved and valued at $60 per acre, stocked with good grades of Durham cattle, merino sheep and horses. He built this year one of the finest frame residences in the township, costing about $3,000; also owns 150 acres of good grazing land in Tennessee. He and Mrs. Webber are both members of the Presbyterian Church, he being a Trustee of the same. In politics, Mr. Webber is a Republican, of the temperance persuasion. Mrs. Webber was born and principally educated in Wyandot County, Ohio, receiving in addition to a good common school education a thorough course in the Young Ladies' Seminary, Springfield, Ohio. She inherited from her parents the farm on which the family now reside.

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


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