Adam Hain is one of the substantial men of Pleasant Township. He was born February 11, 1814, in Perry County, Penn., the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Young) Hain. He obtained his education in the cabin schoolhouse, going only five days in Ohio, to which State he emigrated in 1830. At the age of twenty-one, he left home, and worked by day and job for nearly three years. In 1840, he commenced buying where he now resides, having today 158 acres, valued at $75 per acre. It is in good repair. The present barn was built in 1856, for $500, and his comfortable home in 1858, costing $2,000. Our subject has cleared in his time sixty acres of forest land. November 30, 1837, he married Mary Ann Ebert, daughter of Samuel and Comfort (Wonn) Ebert. This union was blessed with four children-Samuel E.; Adeline, wife of Samuel Snyder; Eli A., who was killed at Gettysburg July 3, 1863, after nine months' service. and Martha A., wife of Daniel Huffman. His wife died in 1851, at the age of thirty-two. Our subject then married Ann Forsha, daughter of Anthony and Martha Forsha. Their one daughter, Mary E., is the wife of H. De LaGrange. Mr. H, served as Trustee, Clerk and Assessor of his township. The family are members of the United Brethren Church, be being an official member.


The History of Marion County, Ohio, Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1883