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Subject: BIO: GERWIN, 1896, Sandusky County
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 17:39:54 EDT


SANDUSKY & OTTAWA COUNTIES OF OHIO COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, J.H.
Beers & Co.: Chicago, 1896, page 884.

J.F. GERWIN, a substantial farmer of Woodville township, Sandusky county,
was born in Hanover, Germany, May 1, 1842, son of Christian and Julia
(LINNERBRINK) GERWIN, who were born August 14, 1811, and September 17, 1816,
respectively.
Christian GERWIN came to America in 1835, and after a short sojourn
returned to Germany. In 1842 he again came to this country, and the same
year located in Ohio. He married Julia LINNERBRINK, and they had seven
children, as follows: J.F. is the subject of this sketch. William married
Mary KLEILY, and they had two children; they live in Woodville township.
Angeline married Frank HURSALL, a tailor by trade, she died in 1881, the
mother of six children. Caroline married Peter KNAUP, a farmer in Michigan,
and they have had three children. Louis married Carrie BRONCKSEKER. Eliza
died young. Mary died at the age of twenty-one years. The father, Christian
GERWIN, has traveled a great deal, and is known far and near; the mother died
June 16, 1892, at the age of seventy-six years and two months.
J.F. GERWIN was united in marriage March 28, 1878, with Eliza BLAUSEY,
who was born in Woodville township, Sandusky county, March 31, 1857, and they
have four children, namely: Ella, born March 9, 1881; Lillie and Millie
(twins), born November 7, 1885; and Julia, born November 7, 1889. Mrs.
GERWIN is one of six children of Henry and Mary (YEASTINGS) BLAUSEY. Mr.
Gerwin leased his land to the Standard Oil Company in 1891, and has seven
wells on his farm. He has held several township offices, is a member of the
German Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodville township, and is well and
favorably known.

Submitted by
Joyce Godfrey
Oct. 13, 1999

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