Benjamin Franklin Barnhiser, son of John Barnhiser and Susannah Brown Barnhiser, was born in Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio on December 29, 1854. This information was taken from Frank's death information. The 1870 Ohio census puts his birth year at 1850-1850. Biographical information regarding the family lists 1864 as the Barnhiser move from Seneca County to Carey as 1864.
Town of Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio
Frank Barnhiser, head, age 57, widower, owns his own coal business, is renting a house at 5053 Halstead Street. Chicago, Illinois.
Halstead Street is quite a bit north of where Frank was living in 1901. He may have moved to Halstead before his wife died. His home is near the railroad yards. He may have been selling coal to the railroads as well as households.
To date, I have not located Frank's 1920 Census report.
1930 Michigan Census taken on April 2, 1930
Osseo Village, Jefferson Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan
Frank Barnhiser, head, widower, owns his home, worth $1,000, proprietor of a pool room, is not a veteran. The address of Frank's house or business is not given on the census report. Perhaps he lives over the pool room. Frank has moved to Osseo, the burial place of his wife. Since I have not found a 1920 census, it is unknown when he moved to Michigan.With in the year, Frank Barnhiser moved back to Chicago, where he died on March 6, 1931. He was buried on March 9, 1931 in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillside, Michigan, probably beside his wife, Eliza. Death information as to the cemetery is incorrect. There is no Oak Hill Cemetery in Osseo, Michigan.
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