Biography of J. D. Wickiser
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

J. D. WICKISER was born in Richland Township April 28, 1843, and is a son of Albert and Sabriua (McKay) Wickiser. He passed his early life upon a farm, and received his education in the common schools. In 1864, he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventy fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles of Columbia, Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and was honorably discharged July 14, 1865. He returned home, and, October 11, 1866, was married to Miss Ellen Ward, daughter of J. P. and. Olive J. (Baker) Ward, who settled in this township in 1843. They were the parents of seven children, viz., Stella F., Winifred O., Bertha, John Nelson and Cecil M. Edith and Agnes are deceased. Mrs. Wickiser was born Jaluary 7, 1844. Mr. Wickiser owns a farm of eighty four acres, well improved and highly cultivated. In 1877, he erected a residence at a cost of $1,200. His farm, with its improvements, is one of the best in the township. In 1883, he and A. C. Kirby erected a line brick block in Wharton. Mr. W. occupying the east room with a stock of groceries and. provisions. He was previously engaged in undertaking and the furniture business. He is an active, enterprising citizen, and well known in the county as a veterinary surgeon. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and. G. A. R., and also of the Grange. He served as Township Trustee four years, and as Land Appraiser in 1880. Politically, he is Democratic.

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

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