Biography of Taylor G. Wickersham
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

This enterprising farmer and well known citizen of Delaware township, Defiance county, was born at Mount Union, Stark county, Ohio, September 15, 1842.

His parents were Pennsylvanians by birth, born at Marlboro, Chester county, the father, John Wickersham, on February 7, 1800, the mother, Deborah (Nichols) Wickersham, on December 14, 1811. They had a family of three children - one son (the subject of this sketch) and two daughters. In 1854 they moved from their home in Stark county to Wood county, Ohio, and settled on a farm at Pemberville, Freedom township, where the remainder of their lives was passed. The father died January 18, 1865, and the mother was called to follow him in January, 1876.

Taylor G. Wickersham, accompanying his parents to Pemberville when about twelve years of age, became an active helper on the home farm, and as he grew to manhood gave his undivided attention to agricultural pursuits there with his father until the death of the latter, with the exception of the time he was in the army, which was in 1864. In the spring of that year he enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Sixty Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served one hundred days. On the death of his father he became proprietor of the home farm by purchase, and conducted it until July, 1875, when he bought the farm in Delaware township, of which he is the present owner.

On October 21, 1875, he was married at Fremont, Ohio, to Miss Lodie Townsend, who was born in Lorain county, this State, February 23, 1854. She is a daughter of Luther A. and Olive (Roberts) Townsend, natives of New York. They were the parents of six children - one son and five daughters. Mrs. Townsend's death occurred in Delaware township March 5, 1885. Her husband survived until March 23, 1895, when he passed from earth, at Holgate, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Wickersham have been residents of Delaware township since March. 1876. when they settled on the farm which has since been their home. It contains eighty acres. Mr. Wickersham is an advocate of the principles embodied in the Republican party. He is a member of the Knights of the Golden Cage. Castle No. 52, and of Hancock Post, G. A. R., No. 579, of which he has been adjutant for several years. Mrs. Wickersham is a member of Hancock Relief Corps, No. 282, of Sherwood.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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