From THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER MAUMEE and ANNALS OF THE TOWN-SHIPS, 1887 edition, reprint by Brant and Fuller, Madison, Wisc., page 328
EUGENE PARNIN, a successful farmer of Perry township, is a native of France, born January 18, 1844, son of GABRIEL and VIRGINIA (EVERARD) PARNIN. He emigrated to America with his parents when only eight years of age, and settled in Lake township, where he grew to manhood and received an education such as could be obtained at that time. His vocation has always been that of a farmer. In the dark days of the rebellion he enlisted in Company I, 46th Illinois infantry, under Capt. D. S. PRIDE, and served 2 years when the war ended; he received his discharge as corporal at Baton Rouge, LA., January 20, 1866. On February 28, 1870, he was married to LOUISA DELAGRANGE, born September 6, 1849, daughter of JUSTIN and THERESA (BONOT) DELAGRANGE. Of their 8 children, 7 are living:
JOSEPH, LOUIS, EMMA, AUGUST, EDWARD, MARY and GEORGE.
Mr. Parnin has prospered in his undertakings and by good management and close economy now owns a valuable farm of 120 acres in Perry township. He gives much attention to breeding Norman horses. He is one of the leading citizens of the township, and is well respected.