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George Henry Stetler1

Male
b. 10 August 1855, d. 9 January 1927


Family Clarissa J. "Clara" Hileman b. 27 July 1859, d. 19 November 1920
Marriage* 25 August 1881  Van Wert Co., OH, GEORGE H. STETLER & CLARA J. HILEMAN, 25 AUG 1881, Van Wert, Ohio, Principal=Clarissa J. "Clara" Hileman1,2 
Children  1. Oscar Detmer Stetler b. Jul 1882, d. 15 Feb 1962
  2. Ollie M. Stetler b. May 1884
  3. Norma Stetler b. 1886, d. 1896
  4. Ray A. Stetler b. Sep 1891, d. 1927
  5. Roy H. Stetler b. Mar 1893, d. 1962
  6. Annis Matilda Stetler b. Sep 1896
  7. Gale Harold Stetler b. 3 Oct 1899, d. 21 Oct 1919

Biography*   (History of Van Wert County, Ohio)
Page 579

GEORGE H. STETLER, who is serving his second term as township trustee of Willshire township, resides on his fine farm of 172 acres, situated in sections 33 and 34. He was born in Black Creek township, Mercer County, Ohio, August 10, 1855, and is a son of Alfred and Matilda L. (Detmer) Stetler.

Jacob Stetler, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, and came to this section of the State with three brothers, George, John and Daniel, all securing large tracts of farming land. They were of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction. Alfred Stetler, father of George H., was born about one-quarter mile from our subject's farm, in Mercer County. He died here aged 36 years, from typhoid fever. He married Matilda L. Detmer, who was born in Germany and accompanied her parents to the United States. Her father, George A. Detmer, served three terms as auditor of Mercer County, and E. J. Detmer, her grandfather, did a great deal of surveying here in the early days. Alfred Stetler and wife had four children, namely : George H., of this sketch ; Augustus, of Mercer County ; Mahala (Huffman)," of Rockford, Ohio; and Nancy (Hileman), also of Rockford.

George H. Stetler remained on the farm on which he was born until he was 18 years old, when his parents came to his present farm, on which he has lived ever since. He has 80 acres of the old homestead farm and 92 additional acres, which he subsequently purchased. The father built a very fine residence and our subject has erected substantial barns and other buildings. He has done the greater part of the clearing on his 92 acres and the whole property is well improved. Mr. Stetler is a practical farmer and he is also a public-spirited citizen. He has given his attention to all movements which he has found to meet his approval, in regard to the public welfare, and he assisted in building some 20 miles of the turnpike road. Mr. Stetler no longer carries on large agricultural operations, as his land is proving more valuable in other ways. He has leased the whole of it to the Baldwin Oil Company, and six oil and gas wells are now in active operation here. In his own home the gas is used for light and heat.

On August 25, 1881, Mr. Stetler was married to Clara Hileman, who was born in Van Wert County, and is a daughter of John A. and Annie Hileman, natives of Wayne County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Stetler have these children: Oscar, Ollie, Ray, Roy, Annis and Gale. The family belongs to the United Brethren Church of Black Creek township, Mercer County, in which Mr. Stetler is a trustee.

Politically our subject is an influential Democratic leader in this locality. For the past 28 years he has been constantly in office, called to different positions of trust by his fellow citizens, who have thus shown their esteem and confidence. He has been supervisor, has held various school offices and for seven consecutive years has been one of the township trustees.2 
Birth* 10 August 1855  Black Creek Twp., Mercer Co., OH2,3 
Marriage* 25 August 1881  Van Wert Co., OH, GEORGE H. STETLER & CLARA J. HILEMAN, 25 AUG 1881, Van Wert, Ohio, Principal=Clarissa J. "Clara" Hileman1,2 
Census* 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Van Wert County, Willshire Township, ED: 97, Series: T623, Roll: 1329, Page: 296A, June 8
Sheet 8A
28, 159, 172, Stettler, George H, Head, W, M, Aug, 1855, 44, M, 18, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , , , , O, F, F, 24
29, 159, 172, Stettler, Clara J, Wife, W, F, July, 1859, 40, M, 18, 7, 6, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
30, 159, 172, Stettler, Oscar D, Son, W, M, July, 1882, 17, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Farm Laborer, , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
31, 159, 172, Stettler, Ollie, Daughter, W, F, May, 1884, 16, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , At School, , 6, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
32, 159, 172, Stettler, Ray, Son, W, M, Sept, 1891, 8, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , At School, , 6, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
33, 159, 172, Stettler, Roy, Son, W, M, Mch, 1893, 7, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , At School, , 8, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
34, 159, 172, Stettler, Annis, Daughter, W, F, Sept, 1896, 3, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
36, 159, 172, Stettler, Herold, Son, W, M, Oct, 1899, 7/12, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , , , , , , ,3 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Van Wert County, Willshire Township, ED: 166, Series: T624, Roll: 1238, Page: 257B, May 14
Sheet 5B
87, 105, 106, Stettler, Geo H, Head, M, W, 54, M1, 29, , , Ohio, Maryland, Ohio, , , English, Farmer, General Farm, OA, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, F, 96, , ,
88, 165, 106, Stettler, Clara, Wife, F, W, 50, M1, 29, 7, 6, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
89, 165, 106, Stettler, Ray, Son, M, W, 19, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,
90, 165, 106, Stettler, Roy, Son, M, W, 17, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,
91, 165, 106, Stettler, Gale, Son, M, W, 10, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,
92, 165, 106, Stettler, Anis, Daughter, F, W, 13, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,4 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Van Wert County, Willshire Township, ED: 146, Series: T625, Roll: 1446, Page: 286A, January 24
Sheet 6A
35, 123, 124, Stettler, George H, Head, O, F, M, W, 63, M, , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Germany, Ger, Yes, Labor, Farmer, OA, 96
36, 123, 124, Stettler, Clara J, Wife, , , F, W, 60, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, None, , ,
37, 123, 124, Stettler, Ray A, Son, , , F, W, 27, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, Labor, Farm, Wages,
38, 123, 124, Stettler, Annis M, Daughter, , , F, W, 22, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, None, , ,5 
Death Cert 9 January 1927  Van Wert Co., OH, STETTLER, George H.
Death date: 1/9/1927
Van Wert County
Volume #5264
Certificate #64216 
Death* 9 January 1927  Rockford, Mercer Co., OH7 
Burial* after 9 January 1927  Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer Co., OH, Transcription: George Henry Stetler, 1855 - 1927 

Citations
  1. [S689] OH, Van Wert Co. Marr 1878 - 18851015861, M514213.
  2. [S692] History of Van Wert Co., OH, THADDEUS S. GILLILAND.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S64] Ohio Death Certificate Index.
  7. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.


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