Ferdinand Arkenburgh, son of Bernard and Mary A. Arkenburgh, who settled in this county in 1831, was born March, 1822, in Germany, and is a farmer and stock raiser. On February 17, 1852, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Hiram and Catharine Surmann, who was born January 18, 1824. Their children are named Joseph F., John B., Ferdinand N., Mary C., Herman H.. Caroline E., and Frank B. He has filled the ofifice of supervisor, and furnished a volunteer, but was not drafted. His father-in-law, Hiram Surmann, was the first settler on sections 10, 11, and 12. His house stands almost upon the site of the ancient Fort Loramie, or the site of the first English settlement in this State.



History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883