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Solomon Springer

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 648

    whose sixty acres of fine land are situated in Clinton township, is
one of the successful farmers and respected citizens of this section.
He was bom in Berks county, Pa., September 12, 1861, and is a son of
Solomon and Lena (Wise) Springer. The parents of Mr. Springer were
also natives of Pennsylvania and there spent their lives. The father
was an industrious man and in his neighborhood was well known and
respected. He cast his vote with the republican party and in his
religious sentiments was a Lutheran as were his parents. To Solomon
and Lena Springer the following children were born: Mary, who is the
wife of Richard Link; Elizabeth, who is the wife of Solomon Knabler;
Ellen, who married John Dolman and after his death, Daniel Specht;
Hettie, who is the wife of Albert Merkle; and Solomon and Emma,
twins, the last named becoming the wife of George Weinert. Solomon
Springer attended the public schools and aftenvard worked at
different tasks for some time, by the day, and was eighteen years of
age when he came to Shelby county, O., where an uncle lived, with
whom he made his home for some time. He became a farm hand and
continued to work by the day. After marriage Mr. Springer and his
young wife went to housekeeping in a log cabin and he kept on working
by the day, always being busy, and then bought twenty-five acres of
land from David Oldham. This first purchase he sold to advantage and
in 1896 bought his present farm of Alvina Fulton and here has engaged
in general farming and moderate stock raising ever since. He is a
practical, common-sense farmer and the results of his industry are
very satisfactory. On February 28, 1882, Mr. Springer was married to
Miss Catherine Amanda Willauer, who died July 5, 1912, and her burial
was in Graceland cemetery at Sidney. This estimable lady was born in
Clinton township, a daughter of Andrew and Amanda (King) Willauer,
the eldest of their family, the others being: Lavina, wife of I. B.
Bussard; Margaret, deceased; Callie, deceased, formerly Mrs.
Williams; and George. Mr. and Mrs. Springer had the following
children: Mayette, who resides at home and looks after her father's
comfort; Pearl, who is deceased: Lena, who is the wife of Sylvester
Raubouse; Charles A.; George Albert; Clarence Willauer; Raymond E.;
Theron Harold; Clement Theodore; and Adele Rucile, Robert Andrew and
Catherine Isabel. Mr. Springer and his children are members of the
Lutheran church. In politics he has always been a democrat but has
never accepted any public office except that of school director. He
is identified with the order of the Modern Brotherhood of America.

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