Samuel S. Casner is successfully engaged in the cultivation of a farm of sixty-nine acres which he owns on section 24, Green township, situated three miles north of Loudonville on the Ashland road. His father, Frederick Casner, who was a native of Pennsylvania, was reared near Mount Pleasant, that state, and subsequently accompanied his parents on their removal to Bethany, West Virginia, both his father and mother there passing away.  A miller by trade, he followed that occupation at various places, and when twenty-seven years of age he was married in Canal Dover, Ohio to Miss Sarah A. Benner, a native of that town. Subsequently Frederick Casner removed with his family to Fredericksburg, Wayne county, there conducting a mill for some years, after which he lived in various localities but in 1882 took up his abode on a farm of sixty-nine acres on section 24, Green township, on which he spent his remaining days. His political allegiance was unfalteringly given to the democratic party and he was a public-spirited citizen, lending his aid and influence to every movement and measure instituted for the general welfare. He was very fond of reading, possessed a remarkable memory and, though not identified with any religious denomination, was an eager Bible student.  His demise occurred in August, 1905, when he had attained the venerable age of ninety-two years and six months, while his wife had been called to the home beyond in 1888, at the age of sixty-two years. Unto this worth couple were born fourteen children, seven sons and seven daughters, namely: John, a resident of Huntington, Indiana; Clarinda, the wife of Dr. I.E. Lawrence, of Columbia City, Indiana; Fred, who passed away in infancy in Canal Dover; Susan, the wife of J.W. Murphy, of Green township; Violet, who lives with her brother, Samuel S. on the old homestead place in Green township; James, who went to Colorado twenty-eight years ago to engage in mining and has never been heard from since; George, who makes his home in Holmes County, Ohio; Mary, the wife of Dr. E.L. Eberhart, of South Whitley, Indiana; William, also a resident of South Whitley, Indiana; Joseph, of Columbia City, Indiana; Samuel S., who resides on the old home farm in Green township with his sister Violet; Ella, who died in infancy; and Lovina and Lizzie, who passed away in childhood.  

As before stated, Samuel S. Casner still remains on the old home farm, to the improvement and development of which he devotes his time and energies. He raises the cereals best adapted to soil and climate, so that rich harvests annually reward his efforts and he is numbered among the representative and prosperous agriculturists of the community. Both he and his sister, Violet, who lives with him, are well known throughout the locality and have gained the warm regard and esteem of those with whom they have come in contact.


The History of Ashland County, Ohio by A.J. Baughman, 1909.