But Walks His Eight Miles A Day.
Does Sylvester D. Search Who Resides on the Pike West of Town.
A pleasant gathering was held in honor of Sylvester D. Search at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nathan Yocom, four miles west of the city on the National pike, it being his 85th birthday. Mr. Search was born in Suzzex [sic] county, N.J., about fifty miles from New York city, October 25, 1818. When sixteen years of age, in company with his mother, three sisters and one brother, he emigrated to Ohio, taking up their residence west of the city in Falls township. The old gentleman is rather vigorous, often walking eight or ten miles a day. Mr. Search is a thorough Republican, having cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison and has not missed casting his vote for each succeeding candidate.
Those present were Messrs. and Mesdames O.A. Drumm, S.A. Search, Geo. Behnline, Nathan Yocom, William Yocom, Albert Holbein, Fred Ross; Mesdames Haines, George Tom, Homer Lucas, Matilda Whartenby, Emma Koos, Anna Search, Harriet Drumm; Misses Emma Kranz, Clara Drumm, Mabel Behnline; Messrs. H.F. Drumm, Homer Drumm, Ralph Haines, Harley Yocom, Ray Yocom and Carl Behnline. Those present from out of town were Mrs. William Ayers and Sarah Hathaway, of Newark; Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Search and Loius [sic] F. Treat of Indianapolis.
Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 17, 1903.