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PREFACE

The part of Ohio embraced by way of this quantity has sustained inside of its confines males who've been sought after within the heritage of the country, or even the kingdom, for a century. The annals teem with the documents of sturdy and noble manhood, and, as Sumner has acknowledged, "the actual grandeur of countries is in these features which represent the greatness of the individual." the ultimate reasons which form the fortunes of people and the destinies of States are frequently a similar. they're often distant and imprecise, and their effect scarcely perceived till glaringly declared by means of effects. That country is the best which produces the best and so much manly males and devoted ladies; and the intrinsic defense of a neighborhood relies now not a lot upon tools as upon that ordinary improvement from the deep assets of which proceeds all that's important and everlasting in existence. yet this sort of end result would possibly not consciously be pondered through the actors within the nice social drama. Pursuing every one his own solid through exalted capacity, they determine as a logical result.

The parts of luck in existence consist in either innate skill and backbone to excel. the place both is short of, failure is nearly sure within the consequence. The research of a winning lifestyles, hence, serves either as a resource of data and as a stimulus and encouragement to those that have the skill. As an immense lesson during this connection we may well appropriately

quote Longfellow, who stated: "We pass judgement on ourselves via what we think in a position to doing, whereas we pass judgement on others through what they've got already done." a loyal own historical past is an indication of the reality of this observation.

In this biographical heritage the editorial employees, in addition to the publishers, have absolutely discovered the significance of the duty. within the number of the fabric there was a relentless objective to discriminate conscientiously in regard to the choice of matters. those that were well-known elements within the public, social and commercial improvement of the county were 'given due popularity so far as it's been attainable to safe the considered necessary info. Names valuable of perpetuation right here, it really is actual, have in different situations been passed over, both as a result of the apathy of these involved or the lack of the compilers to safe the data important for a symmetrical caricature; yet much more pains were taken to safe accuracy than have been promised within the prospectus. Works of this nature, as a result, are extra trustworthy and entire than are the " ordinary " histories of a country.
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A CENTENNIAL BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

OF

HANCOCK COUNTY, OHIO.

JACOB F. BURKET.

The topic of this caricature has been a famihar determine in Ohio for a few years, due to his sought after connection either with the bench and bar of the country. For over thirty years he was once an legal professional in lively perform at Findlay, and because February nine, 1893, has been a member of the kingdom superb court docket, at the moment protecting the location of leader justice of that tribunah His kinfolk is of Swiss beginning and apparently the identify was once initially written Burkhardt. In 1758 the great-grandparents of our topic emigrated from Switzerland to the USA, observed by way of their son John, who used to be at the moment an boy or girl approximately 4 years outdated. at the voyage around the ocean the daddy died of a deadly disorder, and his widow after arriving within the usa positioned at examining, Pennsylvania. John Burkhardt grew to manhood at that position, and initially of the progressive Avar turned a member of Von Heer's Cavalry, which was once equipped less than a unique act of the Continental congress for the aim of appearing as a physique shield to Washington. He participated together with his command in its next carrier, and Avith them shared the horrors of the by no means to be forgotten wintry weather at Valley Forge. He remained with the military till the quit of Cornwallis, and then he again to his domestic at studying, the place he married a omit Fox and consequently got rid of to Ohio. finding first in Perry

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