Researched by Myrle Lea “Micki” DeFrance Jacobson (1951–2020), Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, and Christopher A. Mosher
Written by Elizabeth Wilson Ballard
NOTE: Surnames are in ALL CAPS, and introduced names are in boldface type.
The introductory article about John JUDGE, originally Hans REICHTER, is “John JUDGE (d. 1846).” If you haven’t read it, you may wish to go there first, or you may find it easier to read this one first. Your choice.
We have evidence that John was probably born in Pennsylvania1 circa 1781–1790,2 and that he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Ohio for the War of 1812.3 This enlistment is the first we see of him in Ohio. At that time, he would have been age 22–31.
This article is a timeline summation of John JUDGE’s activities in Ohio, with dates and locations. We have more information about his living in this state than anywhere else.