William M. Bricker, general farmer in Kingston Township, residing on his well-cultivated farm of 106 acres, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, April 5, 1855, and is a son of Christopher C. and Eliza (Elliott) Bricker.

The grandparents of William M. Bricker were David and India (Cox) Bricker, natives oi Pennsylvania, who came to Licking County, Ohio, at a very early day. Both parents of Mr. Bricker were born in Licking County, and after marriage they drove to Champaign County, where they owned a farm and lived for a time. This land they subsequently sold and came in their wagons to Delaware County, where Christopher C. Bricker acquired 350 acres of land situated in Kingston and Berkshire Townships. His death preceded that of his wife and when she was left a widow she went to live with a daughter, where she died in 1880. They were most worthy people and were respected and esteemed by those who knew them. Four of their children still survive. William M. being the youngest of the quartet.

Until he reached his 23d year. William M. Bricker resided under the parental roof, assisting in the management of the home farm and attending the local schools during boyhood. In 1878 he purchased his present farm, which had previously been placed under cultivation. It is excellent land and well adapted to a general line of agriculture and to dairying. Mrs. Bricker produces very fine butter which finds a ready market.

On April 23, 1895, Mr. Bricker was married to Maryette Johnson, who was born in Morrow County, Ohio, February 2, 1854, and is a daughter of Morgan and Eliza (Potter) Johnson. Morgan Johnson was born in Virginia and died in Ohio, in 1900, aged 76 years. His widow was born in 1835, in Kingston Township, and she resides on her farm in that part of Delaware County. Mr. Bricker has continued to improve his property ever since settling on it, and some years since built his comfortable frame house of eight rooms.



20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens, Edited and compiled by James R. Lytle, Delaware, Ohio, Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908