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Jacob Anthony
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1821
Death: May 25, 1893

Phillippe Antoine, or Antonie, was born in France on December 11, 1793. Family history relates that the family had emigrated from Rome to France a generation or two before Phillippe's birth.

Phillippe server in Napolean's army, and after the defeat of Napolean, emigrated from France to Kaiserslautern, Bavaria. When his first child, Jacob, was born, he decided to move with his family to America in 1829.

The family settled temporarily in Wayne County, Ohio, and at Wooster, Phillippe received his citizenship papers in 1834. Shortly after this, he purchased land in a heavily wooded area near Cassella, in Mercer County. This he cleared and began farming.

There are two stories that are told of the family at this time. One relates that wild animals ate all their livestock. The other tells that the Anthonys, as they now called themselves, kept a record of the passage of time by cutting, on a big tree, notches to represent the days. Two families living at a distance of several miles on either side of them could not agree on the questions of whether "today is Saturday, Sunday, or Monday". They decided to go together to consult the Anthony tree, and thereupon found that it was Sunday - if the notches had been kept correctly!

Phillippe and his wife reared seven children. Of these, the eldest, Jacob, opened a sadler's shop in Fort Recovery in 1853.

Jacob and his wife, Cunigunda Weis, were born thirteen children. Two died in infancy. Of these, their son Jacob was owner and manager of a grocery store for many years. This store stood at the corner of South Wayne and East Butler Streets. After selling the store, he was manager of the Fort Recovery Building and Loan.

(Was taken from Mercer County History 1978 pg 266) 
Family links: 
  Cunigunda Weis Anthony (1829 - 1892)
  Caroline Anthony Roemer (1851 - 1915)*
  Jacob L Anthony (1853 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Cemetery
Fort Recovery
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section A, Row 12
Created by: Tracy Clark
Record added: May 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37152688
Jacob Anthony
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Jacob Anthony
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