Timothy Symmes
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 295
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 
The pioneer settler at the site of South Bend was Timothy SYMMES, the only full brother of Judge SYMMES. He was also a prominent citizen in New Jersey, a judge in one of the courts of Sussex county, and followed his brother to the western country soon after the Purchase was settled. He did not live, however, to see more than the beginnings of the mighty development of the Miami tract, but died February 20, 1797, aged fifty-three. He was the father of Captain John Cleves SYMMES, the famous author of the theory of a hollow and inhabitable earth, open for several degrees about the poles, who was residing at South Bend when his uncle, the judge, obtained his first appointment in the army; also of Daniel SYMMES, who became a distinguished citzen of Cincinnati, serving in many public capacities, as is elsewhere detailed in this work; of Celadon SYMMES, who spent nearly all his adult life on a farm three miles south of Hamilton, where he gave the name to SYMMES' Corners, a hamlet and post office on the Cincinnati turnpike; and of Peyton Short SYMMES, the youngest of his Sons, save one, and in some respects the most distinguished of all. He is noticed at some length in our chapter on the Bar of Cincinnati. Mary, the eldest daughter of Mr. SYMMES, became wife of Hugh MOORE, a prominent Cincinnatian, and died in 1834, the same year her only sister, Julianna, wife of Jeremiah REEDER, departed this life.
 

 
Richard Paul
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 295 & 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 

Richard PAUL, justice of the peace of Delhi township, is of English descent; his grandfather, Henry PAUL, being from London, England, an architect and an early settler in this county; he died in 1820. His father, Richard D. PAUL, born in London, 1807, was married to Ann P. MULFORD of Cincinnati. She resided at 519 East Fifth street. The couple moved to the Delhi Hills, where Richard Paul was born in 1833, and where he has lived ever since.

Richard PAUL was a machinist for two years - at Holbord's, Cincinnati. In 1854 came to his farm; in 1858 was married to Sarah TIMBENERMAN formerly of New Jersey. He built the new house in 1865, and at that time was elected justice of the peace, which office he has held ever since (1881). He was also township trustee during the war, and probably did as much as any man in his precinct to clear it from drafts. He is an active, but peaceable, citizen of society. In his official position he dockets but few cases, and generally succeeds in effecting a compromise with the parties concerned.
 


 
W.L. Williams
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 
W. L. WILLIAMS, of Delhi township, lives on section ten; owns a nice residence and a good farm; was born here June 1, 1810, his father being the old pioneer mail route agent for the Government from 1807 until 1820, and purchasing large tracts of lands here a few years after his coming to the county. Mr. Williams carried on the dairy business for a number of years quite extensively and very successfully. He was married to Miss Apple-gate, of Colorado. Of his family two children are dead. He is known as a prominent citizen in his township.
 

 
Sebastian Rentz, Jr.
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 
Sebastian RENTZ, jr., of Delhi township, born in Cincinnati (1840), but from 1841 up to the present time has been a farmer. His father came from Germany in 1825; kept a bakery in Cincinnati until the family removed to the farm near Warsaw in Delhi township. He married Miss ZOLLER, of Cincinnati, in 1828. She was from Baden, coming here in 1817.

Mr. RENTZ obtained a common school education in the city of Cincinnati; married in 1867, to Miss Louisa BARMANN of ANDERSON Ferry. He is nicely situated on a good farm of over one hundred acres.
 


 
Mrs. L. Wittenstatter
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene

Mrs. L. WITTENSTATTER nee KUPERFERLE, came with her husband, now dead, from Germany about the year 1832. Her husband was for a period of thirty years a printer, being employed mostly during that time on one of the German papers of Cincinnati. He died about the year 1874. Mrs. L. WITTENSTATTER owns the Green House in Delhi township, 'near the Warsaw pike. She has eight children, five of whom are married.
 


 
George McIntyre
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 

George McINTYRE, deceased, was born in Dumbartonshire, Scotland, in 1815. When thirteen years of age his father died, and in the year 1828 he sailed for America, and after remaining five years in New York came to Cincinnati, where he travelled for the house of Robert McGREGOR. In 1834 he purchased one hundred and forty acres, comprising what is now the greater part of Home City. He was married twice, his first wife being Emily C. MOORE, by whom he had nine children; his second wife was Miss Elizabeth McINTYRE and the fruits of this marriage were six children, all of whom are now dead. Three children by his first wife are dead, and of the six remaining four are living on the homestead place in Home City, i.e., three sons - George M., Peter E., and Edwin D. McINTYRE, and one daughter, Mrs. Martha A. COOK. The maternal grandmother of these children was Adelia MOORE who had seven children: Sarah Ann SILVERS, Louisie HICKS, Ophelia SHANNON, John MOORE, Emily C. McINTYRE, Henrietta O'NEIL, and Finley MOORE. Of these three only are living: Sarah Ann SILVERS, Louisie HICKS, and Ophelia SHANNON. George T. McINTYRE was married February 26, 1845, and died June 9, 1880. His wife, Emily C. MOORE, died April 22, 1865. Of their children, Mrs. Martha A. COOK, the eldest child, was born April 28, 1848, and married in January, 1866, to Milton H. COOK, who was born October 14, 1845. They have two children: Jesse E. and George T. McINTYRE COOK. Mr. COOK, the father, has been train despatcher on the Cincinnati & Indianapolis, and St. Louis & Chicago railroads, for seventeen years.

George M. McINTYRE was married April 6, 1874, and is the father of three children, all girls. He is a farmer. Mrs. Anna B. HICKS was married August 19, 1873; she has had two children now dead. Her husband is a carpenter, living at the present time in Cincinnati, but purposes moving to Home City shortly.
 


 
Jacob Story
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 
Jacob STORY of Riverside, was born in Germany, October 21, 1818. His father, with a family of seven children, came over, arriving in Cincinnati December, 1831, and in 1838 moved to Delhi, where he died in the seventy-seventh year of his age, tenth of August, 1869. The mother died in Fatherland. Jacob STORY was married in 1841 to Miss Saloma HATMAKER, whose parents came from Baden and settled in Indiana in 1817, but removed to Cincinnati in 1826, where they followed the business of vegetable gardening (twenty-first ward.) The father died in the year 1846, and the mother in 1857. Mr. STORY bought the land he now owns in Cullom Station, the bottom in 1854 and the hillside in 1859, on which he has his vegetable garden, and out of which he has made a good living. He is the father of eight children and ten grandchildren. The oldest son is dead. The family are members of the Presbyterian church.
 

 
Thomas Wyatt
History of Hamilton County, OH; published in 1881 by Ford
Dehli Township
pg 296
Transcribed by Karen Klaene
 
Thomas WYATT, of Fern Bank, moved to this place in 1843, then owned by Judge MATTESON, now by Mr. SHORT. His father, William WYATT came from England in 1832, but died in 1833. The family came west, settling in Indiana in 1839, where they lived until their removal to Fern Bank. In 1855, Mr. WYATT married Miss Jane VANBLARIEUM of Delhi. His mother, Hannah DREW, the year died in 1860. She was then living with her son Thomas.
 
 
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