Charles Hemry and his wife have lived in York Township since August 17, 1853, locating at that time on a tract of heavily timbered land on Section 7. This land he has cleared and now owns 73 acres of the best land in the township. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, October 26, 1825, a son of Isaac and Delilah Hemry. His mother died when he was 18 months old, and his father afterward married Nancy McCollough. In 1832 they moved to Crawford County, Ohio, and there he was reared and educated. His father died August 11, 1868, aged 84 years, and his widow in August, 1879, aged 91 years. Isaac Hemry was a captain of an Ohio militia company in Harrison County and was ordered out in the war in 1812, but never saw active service. Charles Hemry was married October 4, 1849, to Rebecca Jane Handley, a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born March 2, 1832, daughter of William and Jane Handley. Her parents died on the old homestead in Sandusky Township, her father in 1843, and her mother October 3, 1874, aged 75 years. One year after his marriage Mr. Hemry moved to Hicksville Township, Defiance County, Ohio, and three years later to Steuben County, and settled where he has since lived. Mr. and Mrs. Hemry have never had any children, but reared and educated Lydia G. Stallman, caring for her until her marriage, when in her eighteenth year, to George Hemry, a nephew of Mr. Hemry. In his early life Mr. Hemry was a Whig, but since its organization has affiliated with the Republican party. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church.