Shelby County

John Francis Grisez

Male 1876 - 1939  (63 years)


John F. Grisez

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 838

 John F. Grisez, general farmer and carpenter, who resides in section 15, Cynthian township, Shelby county, O., where he owns forty-five acres of excellent land, was born in Darke county, O., January 8, 1876, and is a son of Frank and Mary Grisez. The father was born in France and the mother in Ohio and there were seven children in the family.
     John F. Grisez was six years old when his parents brought him to Shelby county and he attended school at Sidney and afterward learned the carpenter trade. He resided at Dayton, O., until 1907, following his trade and then came to Cynthian township, Shelby county, and purchased the farm he now occupies. The buildings on the place required to be remodeled before they satisfied Mr. Grisez and he has done other improving and now has all his land, with the exception of five acres in timber, under fine cultivation.
     Mr. Grisez married Miss Clara Stifel, who was born in Darke county on a farm that adjoined that of his father, and is a daughter of John Stifel. While residing at Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Grisez had three children born to them: Henry, Louis and Anna, and after coming to the farm two daughters were born, Bertha and Margaret. Mr. Grisez and family belong to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Newport, 0. A stanch democrat, Mr. Grisez has frequently been elected to positions of responsibility by his party and served one term as road supervisor and for five years has been a member of the board of education of the Grisez special school district, of which, at present, he is clerk, this district having been named in honor of his family.

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