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History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County [Ohio],
Page 951


ANDREW J. BUSH was born February 27, 1829, in Hamilton county, Ohio, son of Abraham and Mary (Ester) Bush, who were of English and German extraction, respectively. They wree both natives of Virginia. Abraham Bush migrated to Warren county, Ohio, in 1800, locating at Lebanon. He served in the war of 1812, and after the war located near Madisonville, Hamilton county. He ws a farmer by occupation, in connection with which he raised fruits of all kinds. He died in 1832 of cholera. His wife died December 9, 1872. They were the parents of seven children, three of whom survive: Hannah, who married Joseph Martin, deceased; Alysanna, and Andrew J. Those deceased are: Conrad, George, Betsey and Ellen.

Andrew J. Bush spent his boyhood days on his father's farm. He received but a limited education in the public schools. On January 11, 1853, he was married to Emeline Master, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah (Gerrin) Master, natives of New Jersey, and to this union were born eight children: N. B., who resides in Dayton, Ohio; Anna M., who married Charles Stephens, a commission merchant of Cincinnati; Ida, who married Frank Kennedy, a farmer of East Norwood; Laura B; and four others that died in infancy. Mrs. Bush died April 20, 1893. Mr. Bush is one of the representative farmers of Indian Hill.

Dr. W. W. HIGHLANDS was born in Columbia township, Hamilton Co., Ohio, July 3, 1823, son of William and Sarah (Smith) Highlands. William Highlands was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Columbia township with his parents in 1803, residing there until his death in 1874. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and the Masonic Order. Politically he affiliated with the Republican party; by occupation he was a farmer, and he served as justice of the peace thirty years. His wife, who was a native of Nantucket, died in 1892. They were the parents of eight children -- four of whom -- Anna E., Lot, Mary E., and George -- are deceased. Those living are: Dr. W. W., the subject of this sketch; Hephizibah, who married John L. Galloway; John S., who has been principal of the Seventeenth District School of Cincinnati for more than thirty-five years, and Anna, widow of William Smith.

The Doctor obtained a public-school education, and after taking a three-years' course at Parker's Academy, Clermont county, Ohio, taught school three years. His professional training was begun under the preceptorship of D. Jones, of Montgomery, Ohio, and finished in the Ohio Medical College, from which he graduated in 1850. During the Civil war he was employed in the United States Hospitals three years. He first began practice at Newtown, in 1849, and is therefore one of the oldest physicians in the Miami Valley. He has uniformly enjoyed an extensive practice, and is among the best known citizens of the community. On November 30, 1853, he married Anna M., daughter of Hiram and May A. (Jones) Bodine, and to this union eight children were born: Nettie A., formerly a student in the Wesleyan Female Seminary, Cincinnati; Ami I., who was a student in the same college, married to Robert M. Crone, Newton, Ohio; Lulu M., a graduate of Woodward High School and a teacher in Avondale; William B., a clerk in the comptroller's office of the Queen & Crescent railroad at Cincinnati, formerly a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; and Arthur, Fred, Eliza and an infant child, all deceased. The Doctor and his wife are members of the Methodist Church, and he is connected with the Masonic Order. He has been a member of the Newtown board of education, and represented Hamilton county in the Sixty-fifth General Assembly of Ohio.

JOHN S. STRICKSEL was born in Bavaria, Germany, December 25, 1834, son of John and Catherine (Klein) Sticksel, who were parents of five children: John S.; Elizabeth, who resides in Germany; Casper, of Campbell county, Ky., deceased; Eva, and Susan, both also deceased. Their father, who was a farmer and a merchant, died in 1870, and his wife in 1845.


Source: History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, [Ohio], S.B. Nelson & Co. Publishers, 1894; page 951.

Submitted by: Robert (Bob) Rand Hunt, 19 Dec 1989. Transcription by Susan Shields Sasek.


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