who has recently retired after many years of active life on his farm of eighty acres, situated in Salem township, Shelby county, O., now occupies his comfortable residence on South Main street, Sidney, O. He was born February 16, 1833, in Frederick county, Md., and was two years old when his parents, James and Louisa (Applebee) Faulder, brought him to Shelby county.
James Faulder was a cooper by trade and in his day the making of barrels, casks and hogsheads by hand was a very remunerative business. He followed his trade until within twenty years of the close of his life, when he turned his attention to farming. He was one of the useful and reliable men of his neighborhood and, while never consenting to hold office, gave his support to all public spirited movements when they seemed to him to be of a character to benefit the community. He was the father of the following children: William H.; George; James; Joseph; Wilbur; Sarah, wife of John Morter; Louisa, wife of Amos Stiger; Mary, wife of Leander Halter; and Susan, wife
of William Sims.
George Faulder attended the district schools in boyhood although he never had the advantages which children of the present day have thrust upon them. When he started out to take care of himself, he engaged at farm work by the month for about six months and then went into a saw mill, and for twelve years worked there by the day. After that he settled down to farming and also did considerable business in building turnpike roads under contract. Mr. Faulder, with his many interests, has been a very busy man and seemingly is entitled to a period of rest. In politics he is a republican and at times served as school director in Salem township and for two years was
In 1865 Mr. Faulder was married to Miss Caroline E. Fergus, who was born in Shelby county, a daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Allery) Fergus, both of whom are deceased, their burial being in Graceland cemetery. Mrs. Faulder has the following brothers and sisters: R. H.; Sarah C., wife of William Valentine; John S.; W. Alonzo; Mary M., wife of Thomas Mitchell; J. L.; Scott; Charles E.; Wealthie E., wife of Peter Stockstill; and Laura A., wife of Samuel Knoop. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Faulder are: Harry B., who married Ella Shaw; Charles V., who married Mellie Gauze, and they have one son. Forest Faulder; Edward L., who married Ella Williams, and they have one child, Audrey; Taylor A., who married Katie Burton; Clemie C., who is the wife of Elmer Shroyer; Nellie B., who is the wife of Earl Fristoe; Mary H., who is the wife of Terry Wones and they have one child, Mildred; Donnie F., who is at home; and George B., who is a student at Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Faulder and family attend the Methodist Episcopal church. George Faulder was a soldier in the Civil war, having been a member of 134 Regiment, O. V. I.