A fine representative of the enterprising and prosperous agriculturists of Williams County, Fred Planson is actively engaged in his free and independent calling in Springfield Township, where his well improved and productive farm is located. A son of the late Peter Planson, he was born, April 29, 1883, on the farm adjoining the one he now owns and occupies.
A native of Williams County, Ohio, Peter Planson was born in Lockport, Brady Township, where he acquired when young a thorough knowledge of the various branches of agriculture. Industrious and thrifty, he accumulated some money, and when ready to begin the battle of life on his own account bought 130 acres of land in his native township, but subsequently moved to Springfield Township, where he carried on general farming a number of years. When ready to give up active work, he removed to Stryker, and there spent the later years of his life. A stanch republican in politics, he took much interest in local affairs, and rendered acceptable services as trustee of Springfield Township. Religiously both he and his wife were members of the Baptist Church at Stryker.
Peter Planson married Frances Recine, who was born in France, and as a girl came with her parents to Lockport, Ohio, where she was married. Of the nine children born of their union, eight were living in 1919, as follows: Herman, of Springfield Township; Emiel; Ida; Charles; George; Nora, wife of James Roux; Sylvia, and Fred.
Obtaining a practical education in the district schools, Fred Planson began in boyhood to do the chores usually falling to the lot of a farmer’s son, and, naturally following in the footsteps of his ancestors, chose farming for his life occupation. Settling on land adjoining his father’s, he has been very successful in his agricultural labors, his farm of seventy acres being under a good state of cultivation, yielding each year bountiful crops of the cereals common to this region. He is a steadfast republican in politics, and a valued member of the Baptist Church at Stryker, of which he is a trustee.
Mr. Planson married, November 24, 1904, Alice E. Peugeot, who was born and educated in Brady Township, Ohio, and into the household thus established four children have been born, namely: Ethel, born August 18, 1906; Emerson, born August 21, 1908; Charlotte, born July 28, 1914; and Lucille, whose birth occurred November 14, 1917.
Source: Bowersox, Charles A. ed. A standard history of Williams County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development , 2 vols. Publisher Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1920.