Documentation missing [7 September 2011]
Need documentation that Ann's name is Harkrader.--Judy (jlanoux) 10:42, 7 September 2011 (EDT)
Search for connection to this Benjamin Harkrader who married Mary Ann Long. He could be a brother. This would be a second connection between the Harkrader and Long families. --Judy (jlanoux) 10:42, 7 September 2011 (EDT)
Ebook - Memoirs of the Miami Valley, vol 3 Extract (reformatted for clarity): Edward Bruce Harkrader. One of the old and prominent families of the Miami valley is that which bears the name of Harkrader. Its members for the most part have been agriculturists and during the time the family has resided in this section they have been factors in the work of development and progress which has made this one of the most fertile parts of the state. A worthy representative of the family in Butler county is found in the person of Edward Bruce Harkrader, a leading and prominent farmer of Lemon township, and a citizen who has contributed to his community's welfare in a number of ways.
Mr. Harkrader was born on a farm in Turtle Creek township, Warren county, O., February 28, 1850, a son of John and Sarah Ann (Kyle) Harkrader.
His grandfather, the original pioneer of the family in Ohio, was Benjamin Harkrader, a native of Virginia, who married Mary Ann Long, of Pennsylvania.
[Grandfather's Story] The grandfather [Benjamin Harkrader] invaded Ohio at a time when Cincinnati was but a hamlet, and could he have seen future developments, it would have been possible for him to purchase land where the present court house stands for $7 per acre. Instead, Mr. Harkrader drove through in his wagon into Warren county, where he purchased seventy-five acres of land, on which had been made a small clearing, with a primitive log cabin. Settling down to the work of development, he cleared about thirty-five acres, and then, satisfied with the future prosperity of the region, bought 135 acres more. During the rest of his life he was engaged in making improvements and in harvesting the bounteous crops which rewarded his good management, skilled methods and tireless industry, and before his death erected a substantial and commodious brick house and various other buildings. He died at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. Harkrader's first wife died at the age of sixty-two years, in the faith of the Dix Creek church, which she and her husband used to attend by making the journey on horse-back. They had a large family of children, including Allison, John, Joseph, Martha Ann and Eliza. Mr. Harkrader's second wife, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Brown, bore him one child : Benjamin.