Peter Vannorstrand came to Richland, now Ashland County, as early as 1816, and settled four and one-half miles south of Savannah, in Clearcreek Township. He was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania in 1807, and May 24, 1832 was married to Nancy Shaw, by whom he had seven children, three sons and four daughters: John, George, Jesse, Elizabeth, Mary, Ellen, and Delilah. Jesse, Elizabeth, and Delilah, are the only ones living. George died in the army. Mrs. Vannorstrand died June 24, 1872.
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