A. REAM, manufacturer, Ada, was born December 10, 1821, in Stark County, Ohio. He is a son of Philip and Mary (Altman) Ream, both natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. His grandfather, George Ream, was in the Revolutionary war, under Gen. Washington; he was also one of the number sent out to quell Shay's whisky rebellion. The father of our subject came to Ohio at a time it was a Territory, and settled on Bull Creek, Columbiana County. In 1806, he moved with his family to Stark County. At the time of his death, in 1852, he was the owner of 350 acres of land. Our subject was one of a family of thirteen, and received, with his brothers and sisters, an education from the common schools. He lived on the farm up to the age of twenty-five years, spending the winters of the last two or three of these years in teaching school. He then embarked in mercantile business and opened a general store, which he continued for thirty-one years with great success. He then went into manufacturing business, in company with others, in which he failed in a few years, losing nearly the whole of his property. In 1846, he was united in marriage with Anna E. Miller, of German descent. They have seven children-Phillip W., a telegraph operator and also a teacher of telegraphy; Henry D., who is well off and owns an extensive planing mill in Ottawa; Mary C., wife of R.S. Shanks, a farmer and school teacher; Isaac Newton, working with his brother at Ottawa; Jacob B., carriage builder; Levi O., and Anderson W., teacher of telegraphy. Mrs. Ream is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

 

History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883