Cyrus N. Buffe
CYRUS N. BUFFE, life insurance agent, Kenton, was born February 11, 1844, in Clark County, Ohio. He is a son of Sampson and Diana (Stamats) Buffe. His parents were both natives of Ohio, and of German descent. His father is a wealthy and influential farmer in Auglaize County and is now seventy-two years of age. His mother died April 20, 1856, at the early age of thirty-eight years, leaving the subject of our sketch without the sweet influence of a mother's love, at the age of twelve years.
Our subject is the only son of a family of four, and he was brought up on the farm until eighteen years old, receiving his schooling from the common school of Auglaize County. In 1862, he enlisted in the Forty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and fought in fifty battles and skirmishes, that being the whole number the regiment participated in. He was always on duty, and was never sick, wounded, nor taken prisoner, although having many narrow escapes. In 1865, at Columbus, he was honorably discharged.
On his return home, he remained with his parents for a year, but was not contented with farm life, and, in 1867, embarked in mercantile trade, and open a general store in company with Mr. Cline. This was continued successfully for seven years, when Mr. Buffe sold out, and soon after was on the railroad as a commercial traveler. Two years after, he bought out his former partner and resumed his previous business for two years more, when he then came to Hardin County. For a short time he was a salesman in the clothing store of Wolf Bro., and, in 1880, became engaged in his present occupation. He is special agent for the Union Central
Life Insurance Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio; the home office is in Cincinnati, corner Fourth and Central avenue, and his headquarters are at Kenton.
In 1873, Mr. Buffe was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Gullett, who was born in Clinton County, Ohio, and is a daughter of William and Mary I.. (Pendry) Gullett. Their only child-Charles H. T. died at the age of five months. Mrs. Buffe, who was a member of the Baptist Church, died September 23, 1882. Mr. Buffe has an adopted daughter-Daisy Gertrude. In regard to religion, Mr. Buffe recognizes no creed or form, and has no sympathy with the fashionable religion of the day. He only believes in the true and undefiled religion that makes every man your brother and every woman your sister-that is, in universal brotherhood and universal salvation. In politics, Mr. Buffe is a Republican. He has been School Director, Postmaster and Township Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, and is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, in which he is Royal Arch Mason. He is a gentleman of good habits, courteous and polite to all, being particularly noted for his kind and genial ways.
The History of Hardin County, Ohio, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1883 (pg. 763)
According to the roster, Buffe enlisted as Cyrus N. Buffenburger at the age of 18 on August 8, 1862. On August 19, he mustered in Company D with the rank of private. He was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1865 and mustered out at Camp Harker, Tennessee on June 12, 1865.