Jacob A Reagle - Reagle / Serfass History in Summit County

Started by Private User on Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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Private User
7/11/2012 at 6:04 AM

Some typos not corrected:

"JACOB A. REAGLE, township trustee and owner of a very fine farm consisting of 131 1-2 acres, situated in Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio, was born on his present place, May 11, 1863, and is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Serfass) Beagle.

Daniel Beagle, father of Jacob A., was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, where he was reared on his father,s farm. In early manhood he came to Ohio and settled in Summit County, where he worked on various farms for some years. He subsequently married a farmer's daughter—Elizabeth Serfasswho was born in Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of Andrew Serfass, who came early to this section. Shortly after their marriage, Daniel Beagle and wife went to housekeeping on the farm now owned by their son, Jacob Andrew, a. part of which Daniel bought at that time from Andrew Serfass, and in the following year he bought the other half. The land was well cleared, but the only house was a log cabin and Mr. Beagle had to erect new buildings. Daniel Reagle and wife lived on the farm until 1892, when they retired to a pleasant home at Loyal Oak, where Mr. Reagle died in January, 1905, aged seventy-three years. His widow still survives. They had five children, namely: Catherine, who married George Beck ; Jane, who married Edward Miksch; Jacob Andrew; Ella, who married A. Houglan ; and George, who died young.

Jacob Andrew Reagle was educated in the district schools and the High School at Cop. ley Center, and remained at home with his parents until his marriage, which took place in April, 1891, to Orpha Serfass, who is a daughter of Andrew and Harriet Serfass. They have three children : Grant, Hazel and Esther. Mr. and Mrs. Serfass live at Doylestown.

Mr. Reagle has devoted himself to agricultural pursuits. His land lies on both sides of the road about eight miles west of Akron, and it is considered one of the best tracts in the township. The beautiful hedge fence which encloses the farm was set out by Mr. Reagle,s father. In polities, Mr. Beagle is a Democrat, and on that ticket he was elected township trustee in 1906, making an excellent record as such. He has also served on the school board a number of years, and is considered by his fellow-citizens a reliable and representative man. He belongs to the organization known as the National Protective Legion. In religious belief and connection he is a Lutheran."


Private User
7/11/2012 at 6:05 AM

This looks to have likely been OCR'd and the REAGLE is reading as BEAGLE.

Private User
7/11/2012 at 6:08 AM

There is an 1880 Census record for Riggle which confirms that the spellings are supposed to be "R" as in REAGLE / RIGGLE.

1880 Census:
Jacob A. Riggle
[Jacob A. Reagle]
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1880: Copley, Summit, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Daniel Riggle
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Elizabeth Riggle
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works On Farm

Daniel Riggle 49
Elizabeth Riggle 41
Rufina I. Riggle 21
Jacob A. Riggle 17
George G. Riggle 12
Elvesta Riggle 6

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