Simeon Friesner, deceased, farmer,son of Frederick and Leah (Fought) Friesner, was born in Perry County, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1823, and lived with his parents until manhood. He taught school a number of terms before he was twenty-one years of age. At the age of twenty-one years he purchased the farm near Enterprise, where his family resides and where he lived until his death. Sept. 16,1847, he married Elizabeth A., daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Goss) Zeller. They had eight children, only three now living-Henry F., of Van Wert County, Ohio; Mary E., wife of Joseph Klinger, of Paulding County, Ohio; William E. at home. Lydia C., wife of William Knight, of Hocking County, died Feb. 13, 1873, age twenty-five years; Jacob F., July 4,1880, aged thirty years; Almeda J., Oct. 9, 1864:, aged six years; Simeon E., Sept. 17,186-1, aged one year; John W., Oct. 8, 1882, aged eighteen years. Mrs. Friesner died Feb. 5, 1865, aged thirty-seven years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, May 8, 1865, Mr. Friesner married Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Goss) Zeller. They had one son-Simeon L. Mr. Friesner died March 22, 1861. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His widow and family now reside on the farm. :Mrs. Friesner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883