ERNEST E. URBAN, owner of 322 acres of rich farm land, situated in Union Township, Hancock County, O., has resided for twenty years on his farm of 122 acres located in Section 35, 160 acres being in Section 26, while in Section 34 lie the other forty acres. He was born in Findlay Township, Hancock County, October 10, 1854, and is a son of ANDREW and BARBARA (HAINES) URBAN.
The parents of MR. URBAN were born in Saxony, Germany, and they came to America and settled in Findlay Township, Hancock County, O., in 1838, where the mother died in 1883 and the father in 1887. He was a successful farmer and a respected citizen.
ERNEST E. URBAN was reared in Marion Township and obtained his schooling there. After he married he and his wife resided in Union Township for five yeas, then one year in Eagle Township coming from there to the farm on which he lives, which lies four miles south of Rawson, on the Ridge Road. He has made notable improvements here in the way of clearing, tiling and fencing, and has remodeled both house and barn. Everything is substantially built and thrift and good management are shown in all directions. He does general farming and raises cattle, sheep and hogs and in addition he has twenty-eight producing oil wells.
MR. URBAN is a man of independent means and he is also one of the representative citizens in all that pertains to the advancement of his township along practical lines.
On January 1, 1884, MR. URBAN was married to MISS POLENA SCHONDLEMYER, who was born in Marion Township and reared in Cass Township, Hancock County. Her parents were natives of Germany. Seven children have been born to MR. and MRS. URBAN: CLEVELAND C., LAWRENCE, ORAN J., RAY G., ZOA M., ERA E. and ANDREW O. LAWRENCE married MISS ELSIE SOLT, of Eagle Township. MR. URBAN and family are members of the Evangelical church at Canonsburg, in which he has been a steward for sixteen years and a trustee of the township cemetery from 1907 to 1910.
History of Hancock County page 479 (as far as the source information regarding the book this is all that I know.)