ISAAC BEAL, farmer: P. O. Bucyrus; son of George and Barbara (Shearer) Beal. was born Aug. 28, 1828, in Lycoming Co. Penn. He remained there going to school and on the farm until 14 years of age. In 1842, he came to Crawford Co., Ohio, locating on the eastern border of Sandusky Plains. He went to school two terms on the old Mud Pike, and, Sept. 15, 1833, married Christina Hurr, daughter of the late George and Christina (Kehrer) Hurr. By her he has the following family: Mary A., born Dec. 2, 1854 : Simeon G.. Oct. 19, 1856; Elizabeth, Sept. 21, 1858 ; Benjamin F.. March 31, 1860 ; Katie, March 9, 1866; Ellen B.. April 11, 1872 and Martha Jan. 23, 1876. Of this family Daniel and John are dead ; the former's death occurred in 1872 and the latter's in the same year. Mrs. Beal was born Lycoming Co.. Penn., Dec. 25, 1830. Mr. Beal is a kind husband and an affectionate father. He now has charge of the old homestead to which he has added 124 acres of land. His parents are yet living making their home with their son on the old farm. Mr. Beal takes much pains in the rearing of blooded stock and at present has some fine specimens of full blooded short-horn and Durham cattle He is a Democrat in politics, but sometimes deviates from voting the straight Democratic ticket. Beal is a member of the M. E. Church and the Beal family are known to be intelligent and highly respected people.
History of Crawford County and Ohio, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881