Ambrose Harvey was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1779. He married Rebecca Highland in 1829, and moved to St. Johns in 1830. There were no white settlers near here at this time. The first Mrs. Harvey remembers seeing was Mr. Richardson. Mr. Harvey died in 1865. Mrs. Harvey is still living with her son's widow, and is, perhaps, the only person in the township who was married and living here as early as 1830.


From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880