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Guilinger, Seth

SETH GUILINGER, farmer, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, October 20, 1811, son of Martin and Eve (Hendricks) Guilinger. Martin Guilinger was a native of eastern Pennsylvania, and was left an orphan at an early age by the death of his father. His first permanent residence was in Harrison county, Ohio. From here he went to Pittsburgh, thence to New Castle, thence to Mercer county, Pennsylvania. He then came to this township, and from here removed to Marion county, Indiana, and afterward to Pulaski, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, and thence to Marietta, Ohio, where he died. He had a family of ten children, seven sons and three daughters. Seth, the third son, came to Venango county in 1837, from Sharon, Mercer county, and has lived in this township ever since. He married Susan, daughter of Charles Cooper, then of Mercer county, afterward and at the time of his death a resident of Marietta, Ohio. They are the parents of ten children: Martin; Charles; James; Jacob; John; Albert; Mrs. Elizabeth Ritchey, and Amanda, living; and Maria and Washington, deceased. Mr. Guilinger has been engaged at various times in charcoal burning and brick making, but principally in farming. For two years he was employed by Everhart Lytle to superintend the mining of ore. He and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and in politics he is a Democrat.


 

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