Christopher Mykrantz was a native of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was born in the year 1788. At the age of twenty he was married to Catharine Poorman, who was his senior by six days only, and by whom he had three children: Betsey, who was born in 1808, and died April 19,1880; John, who was born in 1810, and died in 1870; Jacob, who was born December 8,1819, and is the only living representative of the family. The father made the trip to Ohio in wagons in the year 1822, and settled in Ashland, when he engaged in the hotel business, which he followed for a period of six years, when he purchased the Lawrence farm, a short distance from Ashland, where he resided for thirteen years, when he again returned to Ashland, where he resided until his death, in April 1872. His wife died three months previous. Jacob married first, Susan McLaughlin, by whom he had eight children. She died November 26,1868. On March 1,1870, he married Rachel Minker, by whom he has had one son, George M. Mr. Mykrantz resides in Clearcreek Township, three miles northwest of Ashland, and is one of the foremost men of the township.
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