Biography of Peter Achenbach
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PETER ACHENBACH was born in Lebanon County, Penn., April 5, 1822. His father, Peter Achenbach, Sr., removed to Montgomery County, Ohio, when our subject was quite young, whence he removed to Wayne County, Ind., and after a short residence there removed to Hamilton County, of this State. Our subject engaged in farming in Hamilton County, and continued until 1851, when he removed to this county, purchased a farm near Tipton, sold it soon after and bought the farm of eighty acres which he now owns, situated in Section 32, Cicero Township. He has sixty acres under cultivation, and well drained. He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, Plum Grove Lodge, No. 181. He was married in Hamilton County, Ind., October 29, 1848, to Miss Matilda Knapp. His estimable wife departed this life August 4, 1882, leaving to his care a family of six children, viz.: William H., Daniel W., John M., Benjamin F., Barbara E. and James L. He also had one son, now deceased, viz., Simon. Politically, Mr. Achenbach is a member of the Democratic party. He is an industrious citizen, and enjoys the respect and esteem of his neighbors.

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


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