Henry Hain, Esq., Notary Public at, Prospect Village. was born in what is now Liverpool Township, Perry County, Penn, August 2, 1812. His parents, names were Daniel and Elizabeth (Young) Hain, both natives of Pennsylvania, and mentioned elsewhere in this volume. Henry Hain was raised on a farm and worked out at different kinds of labor until twenty-one years of age, his father receiving the proceeds. When he became of age, he was working at a steam mill, and remained there until December 23, 1833, when he obtained a position as clerk with T. M. Sloan, of Marion, with whom he remained three years. During this time, January 31, 1835, he was married to Hannah Noble, of Pleasant Township: by this marriage there were two children. He lost his wife by death, September 25, 1843; one child had preceded her, and the other child died June 25, 1844, aged about four years. He was married again, November 14, 1844, to Susannah Barnhart, who died in Clay County, Ind., June 30, 1872. For several years after 1835, he followed clerking at various places-some fifteen months at Norton, Delaware County, and six months at Letimberville. His health having, failed, he followed farming three years, living in the house where he was married. On regaining his health, he returned to Marion, and commenced clerking for T. Search & Son; while with them in 1844, he was elected Recorder of Marion County, which office he filled for nine years, also attending to his duties as Clerk at the same time. In 1853, he was elected Auditor of the county, serving two years, and in 1859 was elected Infirmary Director, which office he filled for six years, and since his residence in Prospect Township has acted as a Justice of the Peace for twelve years and a half. He is now a Notary Public, this making the fourth year that he has filled that office. Since 1830, Mr. Hain has, with the exception of three years spent in Indiana and fifteen months in Norton, been a continuous resident of Marion County up to this time. He is very popular in the section where he resides, and is honored and respected by all who know him. He has been fairly successful in a financial sense, having a comfortable fortune for his support and enjoyment, and follows out the maxim " to live and let live," both in theory and practice.


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