Matthias Goeke was born in Hanover, Ger., in 1795, and came, with his wife and four children, to what was then German township, this county. He was thus one of the pioneers, and is now among the oldest residents of the township. Although advanced in years, he is in the enjoyment of bodily vigor, and sustains the respect of all his acquaintances.



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