Hiram C. Glenn was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, October 8, 1838. His parents, William and Priscilla Glenn, were born and raised in Jefferson County, Ohio, and had four children, two sons and two daughters, of whom Hiram is the third child. The elder brother was a Sergeant in Company K, 46th O.V.I., and was killed at the battle of Shiloh on April 6th, 1862, and the youngest daughter died in 1865. Teh oldest daughter is married and lives in Nebraska. The father died in 1856. This family moved to Van Wert County andlocated in Harrison township, where the remained until 1847, when the moved to Pleasant township, and in 1850 they came tot eh town of VAn Wert. The subject of this sketch attanded the common schools in the country, the advantages of which were primitive, but by hard study and close application he acquired the trades of carpenter and painter. He commenced reading law with J.H. Krole, Esq, who, about a year afterwards, removed to Indiana. Mr. Glenn then completed his reading with Judge O.W. Rose, and in 1867 he was admitted to the bar by the District Court. The same year he was elected a Justice of the Peace for Pleasant Township, which office he filled intil 1870, when he was elected and served one term as mayor of Van Wert. While performing the duties of these offices he also practised law, and is now the oldest inhabitant of the county practisingat the bar of Van Wert. He is a conscientious and faithful attorney, and in all respects an upright and honorable citizen. In August, 1865, he married Georgiana C. BAughman, of Plymouth, Ohio, who has borne him four children, only one of while, Ione, is living, aged twelve years.

 

 

History of Van Wert and Mercer counties, Ohio, R. Sutton, 1882