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 John B. Foltz

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John B. Foltz

  • Birth 22 Jul 1844 Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1920 Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Williamstown, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 13173583

"The History of Hancock County"

JOHN B. FOLTZ, recorder of Hancock County, Findlay, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, July 22, 1844, son of Philip and Sarah (Hiestand) Foltz, natives of Virginia. Philip Foltz's father, Balthes Foltz, served in the war of 1812. They trace their ancestry in Virginia to 1796, the year of the advent of the first of the name from Germany in that State. Sarah Foltz was a daughter of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Hiestand, one of the first three bishops of the United Brethren Church in Virginia. The Hiestands belong to worthy German pioneers in that State. In 1823 Philip and Sarah Foltz settled in Fairfield County, Ohio, from Trumbull County, Va. (the home of many of the Foltzes and Hiestands), and in 1845 they removed to Van Buren Township, this county. They had ten children, of whom six sons and two daughters survive; the eldest son, a clever attorney, died at Ottawa, Ohio; a daughter is also deceased (neither of these two left issue). The family are all of good attainments, and occupy respectable positions in the social and industrial life of their respective localities. John B. Foltz spent his early life on the farm, and has been prominently identified with agriculture in Madison Township, this county, where he has held important official positions. He married, March 1, 1866, Elizabeth, daughter of Abram and Margaret Radabaugh, pioneers of Madison Township. Mr. and Mrs. Foltz have two sons and five daughters: Emma M., Abram J., Hattie A., Mollie M., Isabelle, Henry H. and Mends M. Our subject and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has served as trustee and in other official capacities. Mr. Foltz has always been a public-spirited and enterprising farmer, of which industry he has always taken an active part in advancing here. In October, 1884, his constituents acknowledged his abilities by electing him, with a nice majority, to the recordership of Hancock County. In politics he is a Democrat.


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  • Created by: K. Clinard
  • Added: 30 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13173583
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John B. Foltz (22 Jul 1844–27 Feb 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13173583, citing Eagle Creek Cemetery, Williamstown, Hancock County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K. Clinard (contributor 11980561) .