Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:William March b.1834 son of John & Catharine (Reaser) March
Post Date:November 10, 2004 at 00:51:24
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Forum:Seneca County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 715, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"WILLIAM MARCH, farmer and ex-County Clerk, was born March 16, 1834, in Seneca County, Ohio, and is one of twelve children, five of whom are yet living, born to JOHN and CATHARINE (REASER) MARCH, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and of scotch-German descent. JOHN MARCH was a weaver by trade, but the latter portion of his life was engaged in agricultural pursuits. To do better was the primary cause that led to his removal west in 1840, and having friends in southern Pulaski County, located in Indian Creek Township, and made that his home until his death in July, 1861. He was a useful citizen, and a man honored and esteemed for his private worth. His widow survived his loss until November, 1874, when she, too, died. From the time he was six years old, WILLIAM MARCH made Pulaski County his home. In August, 1865, he was united in wedlock with ELIZABETH RHINEHART, a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, born April 27, 1840, and to their marriage has been born a family of five children - JOHN S. (deceased); MARTHA A., now MRS. JOHN BACHTENKIRCHER, of Champaign County, Illinois; EMMA J., MRS. E. R. BROWN, of Winamac, (Indiana), WILLIAM P. and HENRY M. MR. MARCH has made farming his vocation through life, and he is one of the successful farmers of his township, yet owning a nice farm of 137 acres. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a Democrat in politics, and, besides having held all the offices in his township, has served by appointment as County Clerk from May, 1881, to November, 1882, inclusive."