Death of Thomas Lingle
Born in Mifflin Co. PA October 21st 1807, when nine years of age, he moved with his parents to Center Co. PA. In 1832 he came to Melmore Seneca Co., from thence he moved to Fulton Co. Ohio, then Lucas Co., Ohio in the year 1835. At the age of 21 he learned the carpenter trade; He found employment at Grand Rapids (then Providence) and Gilead in working at his trade, until January 7, 1838 at this date he married Lucinda Williams daughter of Elisha and Hannah Williams. He then located 2 miles south of Wauseon on the farm now owned by Stutsman. In 1853 he moved on the farm 5 miles south of Wauseon where he lived until his death which occurred March 23rd 1886.
His family of children once consisted of seven sons and four daughters, of which three sons and one daughter survive him and were present with him at the time of death to cheer and comfort him in his last moments. He endured all the toils, privation and cares incident to pioneer life.
We can truly say of his life, that it was continual strife to endure all these things and never enjoy the blessing of good health. For many years he has been an invalid, and at times suffered much. Not with standing, he was patient under affliction, became reconciled to death, (only regretting to leave his companion) we bid farewell to another pioneer believing that he lies peacefully at rest from all his labor.