|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1829|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1907|
John's obituary as it appeared in the local paper:
John Morrison, one of the prominent pioneers of Sandusky County died Tuesday at noon at his late residence at the corner of High and Vine streets after an extended illness due to dropsy and jaundice and a further complication of diseases.
Few men in Sandusky Counter were better known or had lived here for a longer period than had John Morrison, who on June 9 last celebrated his 78th birthday. For 73 years Mr. Morrison resided on the same farm in Ballville and only a year ago decided to come to Fremont and spend the remaining days of his life. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison first moved to a home on Tiffin Street and then to the home where Mr. Morrison died.
John Morrison was the last living member of a family of six children and was born on the banks of the Brandywine River, Chester County, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1829. When he was 4 years old he accompanied his father to Ohio. The trip was made overland in a one-horse wagon and Mr. Morrison well remembered crossing the Alleghenies. The family went first to Tiffin and remained there four months while the father and a few friends proceeded to Ballville and cleared sufficient ground for a small cabin and garden patch. Mr. Morrison often told the story how there was not a nail in the log cabin but there were plenty of holes for the wind, rain, and snow. (The floor was made of split logs and called a puncheon floor.) It was there the elder Morrison took his family and experienced all the severe hardships of the early pioneers. The farm today is one of the best in the township, but in those days was nothing but a wilderness. When in a reminescent mood, Mr. Morrison would talk entertainingly of his experiences in those days when he was a boy. There were numerous Indians in this vicinity and deer, wolves, wild hogs and other game were plentiful. During the winter he would assist his father on the farm and in the summer he would work on some of the numerous boats sailing out of Fremont, this place then being a busy port of entry. He cooked on the first steamboat that plied between Lower Sandusky and the bay. Later Mr. Morrison devoted all his time to farming and was very successful.
In politics he was always a Democrat and during his long residence in Ballvile was honored by his neighbors and friends and elevated to numerous positions of trust, all of which he acceptably filled. For 4 years he was clerk of the township, justice of the peace 12 years, county commissioner 6 years, and infirmary director 6 years. He also taught school many terms and many of our older citizens remember distinctly of reciting their ABC's to John Morrison.
The deceased was for many years a regular and faithful attendant at St. Ann's church and one of the oldest members (one of the 12 founders). He well remembered when the first St. Ann's church was erected on the State Street hill and worshipped there many years. He belonged to the League of the Sacred Heart, the Altar Society and other of the church organizations.
Mr. Morrison was a successful farmer. He was a good citizen and was highly respected by every one as a friend and a neighbor. He lived a long and useful life and his death will be mourned by not only his family but by hundreds of acquaintences and friends as he was one of the most widely known residents of the county.
William Morrison (1786 - 1869)
Hannah Morrison (1796 - 1865)
Elizabeth Margaret Huss Morrison (1839 - 1915)*
William Douglas Morrison (1858 - 1935)*
Cora Ellen Morrison DeRan (1863 - 1946)*
Hanna Catharine Morrison Rooney (1867 - 1946)*
Thaddeus John Morrison (1873 - 1914)*
Oliver Victor Morrison (1876 - 1924)*
Thomas Morrison (1818 - 1878)*
William Morrison (1827 - 1897)*
John Morrison (1829 - 1907)
Maurice Morrison (1835 - 1861)*
Ellen M Morrison Huss (1838 - 1894)*
Note: Obituary information from The Christian Huss Family Tree, published 1972
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
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