Biography of George P. Pitzer
Howard County, IN Biographies





GEORGE P. PITZER was born in Botetourt County, Va., November 20, 1820, and is the son of Davison and Amanda Pitzer; he attended two terms of school in his native State, but at the age of ten was taken by his father (who had for many yearns been County Sheriff in Virginia), to Fayette County, Ohio, where he began his first lessons in farming; however, he availed himself of every advantage offered by the frontier schools and succeeded in acquiring a very fair education. When the great rush was made for the Reserve, George joined the tide, and September 20, 1847, reached Harrison Township, where he bought the tract of eighty acres, on which he is still living, and to which he has added until he now owns a finely improved farm of 265 acres, lying south of Alto. In the spring of 1848, he married Clarinda Snodgrass, of this township, and to this union six children have been born - Francis M., Marcella, John, Mary, Ida and Mattie. Mr. Pitzer, some twenty years ago, served as one of the first Assessors of the township, ands since then has very acceptably served two terms as Assessor and two terms as Township Trustee; he has also filled the office of County Commissioner the past seven years. From an early day he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is also a member of the I. O. O. F. of Alto.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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