Linda Wood

Espich Family Photo Collection

by: Linda Wood @

(L to R) Michael Espick, Mary Arnold-Espick, Harry, Fred & Frank  

The Michael & Mary Arnold Espich Family  

Michael Espich was born to Charles Frederick Espich and Sarah Jane Link in Ragersville, Tuscarawas, Ohio in November of 1845.  Charles married Sarah Jane Link in Ragersville and lived there until about 1867 then they headed to Linkville, Indiana. Family oral history opines that many Ragersville residents were encouraged to join the Seltonright family in Linkville, when they left to start up a mill.  
After Sarah Jane died, Charles went over to Well's county and married a former Ohio Girl and had seven more children with her.  Charles was in the 51st OVI.  Michael was in the Mexican war in 1861 Company K, 51st, O. V. I. and had several transfers, he was discharged June 1863 at Franklin, Tennessee from his first enlistment, which he enrolled at 15 years of age. He was also in G company of the 51st Jan 1862 and was discharged from his second enlistment at Feb 12, 1864 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Michael Espich and  Mary Arnold Espich (born in Nashville Onio March of 1856) were united in marriage in September of 1878 in Linkville, Marschall County IN. Michael was a farmer by profession. This union would be blessed with five children, Harry of LaPorte, Fred of Plymouth, Frank of South Bend, Mamie (Mrs Elmer Chaney) and Herbert of Plymouth.  Michael will pass of stomach  cancer in 1901 and Mary will follow in 1923. They rest in Fairmount and Oak Hill Cemetery respectfully  

Grave of Michael Espich

Source: Linda Wood
Espich Descendant & Researcher

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Started: Tuesday, October 03, 2008

Updated: Friday, October 03, 2008 03:16:07 PM