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Samuel Wheeler

WHEELER, BENJAMIN

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 16:06:59

Samuel Wheeler, farmer, Sec 15, P O Boone, was born in Oneida county, New York, June 4, 1826, in 1833 his parents came to Warren county, Pennsylvania, he was brought up on a farm, beside the education derived from the common schools he was obliged to study at home, and when eighteen years of age had qualified himself to teach, and for the twelve years following taught a winter school, and occasionally in the fall and summer, although his principal avocation was, and has been, farming, in 1854 he moved to Oakland county, Michigan, where he remained until June 1867, then coming to this State and settling where he now resides, owns a farm of eight acres of land, has been assessor of the township, with the exception of four yeas, since 1871, also school treasurer for the last nine years, October 9, 1856, he was married to Miss Esther J Benjamin, a native of Oakland county, Michigan, they have five children: Ernest A, Amy A, Hattie M, George L and Frank D, his two daughter were also teachers, Amy A having taught more or less in last five years, Mr Wheeler is a man who has always taken a lively interest in the education of the young and rising generation

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