CORNELIUS M. SPRING, Dover, Spring Hill p.o., is a general farmer and cheese manufacturer, and was born in Edinburgh, Portage county, O., in December, 1842. He was a son of Milton and Eunice (Hall) Spring.  Eunice was born in Portage county, and Milton was born in Massachusetts, in 1806.  They were married in 1834, and settled in Spring Hill, Dover township, in 1853. They had a family of five children, four of whom are now living. Three sons enlisted.

Cornelius M. enlisted in Co. H, 86th Ohio Regiment, under Colonel R.C. Lemert, in 1862, and was discharged at Columbus, at the expiration of his term of enlistment. He re-enlisted in the 130th National Guards, in 1864, at the one hundred days call. Nial C. and Sylvester I. served in 67th Ohio; the other children were Ellen M. and Sarah E.

Cornelius was married in 1869 to Sarah Eldridge of Fulton county. They have a family of two children, Ada Florence and Everett E. Cornelius purchased the Spring Hill cheese factory in 1879.


History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio.  Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed.  Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888