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Mahlon B. S. Arner 

MAHLON B. S. ARNER,  farmer, post-office Orangeville, Ohio, was born in Lawrence County, Penn., April 12, 1836, and is a son of John and Mary (Myers) Arner, the former a native of Westmoreland County, and the latter of Columbia County, Penn. They were married in Lawrence County, and reared seven children: Lavina, Mary Ann, Magdalena, Mahlon, Lydia H., deceased; John, deceased, and Sarah, deceased. In September, 1849, the family came to West Salem Township, where the father resided until his death. His widow returned on a visit to her daughter in Lawrence County, and there died. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics Mr. Arner was a Democrat. With the exception of six years in the coal business, our subject has resided on the old homestead since 1849. He was married August 7, 1858, to Anna M. Mohr, a native of Germany, who has borne him eight children: Alpheus C., Margaret E., wife of Frank Aubel; Emma J., Philena, Lorinda, Belle L., George and Anna L. Politically Mr. Arner has always been a Democrat and a stanch adherent of Democratic principles.

Source:  History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1167

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