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Eli Zehring (1836 - 1898)

Eli Zehring
Born in Plain Township, Wayne, Ohio, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Aug 1857 in Wayne, Ohio, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Ohio, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Apr 2013
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Eli was born in 1836, the son of Peter Zehring and his wife, Matilda Wagner. In 1857, when he was 21 years old, he married Mary Stevic. They had six children:

  1. Ida F Zaring
  2. James Zaring (1859-1912) m Celesta E Reamer
  3. Charles Zaring (1861-1915) m Jessie Latimer
  4. Cora Zaring (1866-1932) m Charles Silver
  5. Dora Zaring (1869-1925) m William F Funk
  6. Daniel Zaring

Eli served in several different elected offices in Wayne County, including Township Clerk, Assessor, and Clerk of Common Pleas. He also served as clerk and bookkeeper for the Wayne County Democrat for several years.[1]

Eli passed away in 1898 and is buried at Wooster Cemetery in Wayne County, Ohio.[2]


  1. "Biographical Sketch of Eli Zaring" in Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Wayne and Holmes, Ohio, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens. (J H Beers, Publishers; Chicago, 1889). p 14; Full view
  2. "Eli Zaring (1836-1898)": Find A Grave: Memorial #43487607 (Grave marker picture; Family links)
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Eli Zuring in the household of Peter Zuring, Plain, Wayne, Ohio, United States; citing family 14, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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