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Jesse E. Border

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 634

JESSE E. BORDER, whose high standing as a citizen of Cynthian township, Shelby county, may be judged by the honorable office he fills, that of president of the board of education of the Grisez special school district, resides on his valuable farm of forty acres, the old homestead, on which be was born on September 13, 1874. He came near the end of a family of eleven children, the tenth, one of twins, born to his parents who were Amos and Martha C. Border, the former of whom died at the age of sixty-eight years. The latter survives and is a resident of Willow Dell, Darke county, O.
Jesse E. Border attended school near his father's farm and also at Willow Dell, and afterward turned his attention to farm life. For five years after his marriage he lived at Bloomer, O., and for two years engaged in farming in Wabash township, Darke county, and then returned to the homestead where he has remained. Originally this farm contained thirty-two more acres, but forty acres carefully tilled and well managed, is a large enough tract to keep the ordinary man well supplied with occupation. This land is naturally productive and under Mr. Border's intelligent cultivation yields abundant crops.
Mr. Border married Miss Amanda Achbach, who is a daughter of Julius and Emma Achbach, of Cynthian township, and they have three children: Ralph, Lawson and Lowell, all satisfactory pupils at school. Mr. and Mrs. Border are members of the Lutheran church at Willow Dell. In his political preferences Mr. Border is a democrat. He has never been willing to accept public office outside membership on the school board, his interest in educational matters leading him to serve on this body, election to the same being considered a signal honor in Cynthian township. Mr. Border was elected a member and made the president in January, 1912, of the board of education of the Grisez special school district.


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