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William Palm  

WILLIAM PALM, deceased, was born in 1825, in Austintown, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and is a son of John and Sally (Beil) Palm. The father of our subject was a native of Cumberland County, Penn. He located in Trumbull County, Ohio, and about 1835 he came to Mercer County and settled at Leech’s Corners, where he remained for a few years, and then removed to Sandy Creek Township. He was a carpenter by trade, and while a resident of Ohio he was engaged in hotel business. After his removal to Mercer County he purchased the grist and saw-mill at Leech’s Corners, which he operated a few years. After his removal to Sandy Creek he built the grist and saw mill on Rinn’s Run. He there died, and his widow survived him till 1850. Their family were: Peter,  of Chicago, Ill.; Jacob, who died in Cumberland County, Penn.; Mary (deceased), married Benjamin Ross, of Salem Township:  Samuel, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; David, deceased; William, deceased; Sarah A., who married James Rook, at whose death she married William Klingensmith, of Crawford County, Penn., and John,  of Sandy Creek. Our subject was reared in Mercer County. He was bred a farmer, an occupation he always followed. He located in 1847 on his late homestead, and the same year he was married to Miss Catherine, daughter of William White,  one of Sandy Creek’s prominent citizens, of which union five children survive: Andrew J., the publisher of the Western Press, of Mercer, Penn.: Milton A.,  physician of Dwight, Ill.; Emma; Rev. William J.,  of Omaha, Neb., and Myrta, Mrs. Charles Ogden,  of Greenville, Penn. Mr. Palm was one of Sandy Creek’s enterprising citizens, and politically he was a Democrat. He died on Wednesday evening, October 10, 1888, after an illness of four months.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1100-1101

Note:  William Palm and his wife Catherine are buried in Hadley Cemetery in Perry Township.

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