Friday, February 27, 2009

Inez Chase Glessner & Harry Chappelear Glessner 1952 Findlay OH

This photo was taken by Noah Elwood Weaver in 1952. This is how remember my Glessner grandparents when I visited them as a young boy. Inez Chase was born in 1888, on the Chase family farm in Liberty Twp, Hancock County OH northwest of Findlay. Her brother, Uncle Charlie Chase raised Shetland Ponies in the farm back then. The orignal deed to 153 acres which George David Chase, a native of New York b Saratoga Co 1792, settled in 1832, was signed by President John Quincy Adams. His son Justus, and grandson Justus Zedikiah, farmed the land. "JZ" married Minta Henry in 1880 whose parents James and Fanny were natives of Pennsylvania. Inez , JZ and Minta's third child, married Harry C Glessner of Findlay, OH. March 25, 1908 and they built a home, Craftsman Bungalow in 1911, 1228 S Main Street Findlay where my mom, Margaret Glessner then lived until they built a Tudor Revival home at 204 Glendale Ave S in 1928, just prior to the 1929 stock market crash. Photos of those homes are found in Families and Facades c2006, Paul and Bauman, Findlay Publishing Company. Harry ran the Glessner company after his fathers death in Nov of 1936.

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