Enoch Berry, farmer; born in Fairfield Co. Ohio, in 1823; is the son of Isaac Beery, a native of Rockingham Co., Va., whence he emigrated to Fairfield Co., Ohio, in 1806; he entered a quarter section of land, erected the pioneer log cabin and established a home in the wilderness, bear's meat and corn bread furnished a large portion of his daily food. He was a minister in the German Baptist Church twenty-five or thirty years, traveling on horseback and on foot over Fairfield, Hocking and Perry Cos. He married Mary Cradlebaugh, of Lancaster Co., Penn.; seven sons and five daughters were reared on the same place Isaac B. died in 1851, aged 74 years, and his wife in 1850, aged 65 years. Enoch was reared on a farm, and farming is his life's occupation, in which he takes much pride; he may be considered an enterprising and successful farmer. He has been twice married; first, to Mary Hatfield, in 1849, who was born in Union Township; she died in 1869, a faithful member of the German Baptist Church. He married, in 1870, Mary J., daughter of Jonathan Coate, a son of James, and grandson of Marmaduke; Jonathan was one of the prominent and enterprising citizens of Newton Township; he served twelve years as Commissioner of Miami Co., and was an active member of the Friends' Society; at one time was sent before the State Legislature to ask them to exempt the Quakers from military service in the late war; he died May, 1872; was married three times, and had a family of thirteen children. Enoch B. had seven children by his first, and one by his second union, one dying in infancy. Mrs. B. had two children by her marriage with Mr. Coate. Mr. B. and wife are faithful members of the German Baptist Church, in which he has been a Deacon for nearly thirty years.
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