William Akerman, son of John and Nancy Akerman, was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 17th of April, 1810, and came to Allen County in 1834. He married Kezia, daughter of Andrew and Letitia Carroll. Mrs. A. was born in Washington County, Ohio, 17th of May, 1814. They have eight children: Samuel, John, Jane, James, Mary, Albert, Newton and Ruth. Mr. A. has one brother, William Akerman, and two sisters, Jane and Maria. Mrs. A. has three sisters, Margaret, Sabina and Ruth. Mr. Akerman has held the office of county commissioner nine years, and township trustee ten years.


From 1875 Historical Atlas of Allen County, Ohio by H H Hardesty & Co. Publishers, Chicago.