Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Clara A. Mills, daughter of William and Sarah L. Mills. They were industrious, thrifty, and successful, owning well cultivated farms, stocked with high grade cattle and improved with good improvements, located in Honey Creek and Robinson Townships in this county. They thoroughly understood farming and carried on their business in a profitable way, owing to improved methods and machinery used by them.

Father was born in Stark County, Ohio, near Massillon, in 1856; he was the youngest son of Alexander and Mary (Gratz) Sponsler; after completing his district school course he attended Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, after which he returned to the farm and made farming his business; for many years he was a member of the Beckwith Presbyterian Church, located near his home, and was one of its Trustees and liberal supporters. He was a Republican in politics.

Father was married to Sarah L. Mills, daughter of Wyatt and Emily Fesler Mills, near Palestine, in Lamotte Township, the former a native of Crawford County and the latter of North Carolina, representatives of these families being some of the most prosperous in this locality. To them were born the following children, namely: Clara A., Mildred, Elsie and Arthur; they owned 182 acres in Honey Creek Township where they resided and 160 acres in Robinson Township, both farms well improved with buildings and as to fertility. Both parents passed away in November 1936 at their home place.

My grandfather and Grandmother were both born in Pennsylvania Dutch stock, not far near Philadelphia; they emigrated to northeastern Ohio on a farm of 80 acres where they raised a family of four sons, James, Albert, Charles and William and four daughters, Margaret, Mary, Isabelle and Ella, two children dying in infancy; the oldest son, James, was a soldier in the civil war and dying there; Alexander, with his family migrated in 1866 to Crawford County where he purchased 320 acres in Honey Creek Township, cleared it and made a good farm out of what had been a forest. He died in 1904 and was buried in the Robinson Old Cemetery in 1883, his wife dying in 1904.

Albert Sponsler faithfully carried out any plan in life and reaped success from honest effort, is something of which any man might well be proud of; he lived and died on his farm in Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, Ill., learned the trade of a plasterer and for forty years engaged in this vocation, along with his farming.

In April 1871, he was married to Matilda Seaney, daughter of john Seaney of Crawford County and to this union was born four sons and two daughters: Harlan, Palmer, Charles and Ora. Essie and John; Charles married Julia Geeseman, daughter of George Geeseman and they had three children and lived near New Hebron. Charles was a plasterer, learning his father's trade, Palmer married Amanda Shannon, daughter of John Shannon and they had one daughter, Fern and lived in Palestine, where Palmer was a plasterer; Essie married a Doctor and lives in Danville, Ill.; Harlan, Ora and John died when they were young; the mother was deceased in 1881. Mr. Sponsler was married Crawford County to Mrs. Rebecca Baldwin, widow of Jesse Baldwin, from which there was no issue; on Nov. 30, 1898 he married Dora E. Roberts, widow of Ross Roberts, and there was no issue; he inherited from his parents the sterling traits of character so closely associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch and was always a hard-working, industrious, thrifty and prosperous.

My uncle, Charles Sponsler, son of Alexander and Mary Gratz Sponsler, was born in Stark County, Ohio in 1853, migrating to Crawford County with his father and family and after completing his home school education he came to be his father's right-hand man in managing their large farm in a successful way. Charles married Matilda Doak in 1893 and the following children came to bless their home: Vada Vivian and twins Mabel and Hazel; he always displayed the pleasant side of life, with humorous remarks and was admired by all who knew him. He was a republican. He passed away at the age of 54 years of age from infections of a boil on his neck while shucking corn in a field.