Biography of John Tietsort
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Mr. Tietsort was born in Miltonville, Butler County, Ohio, November 22, 1826, and was the oldest son of Abram Tietsort, Jr. (see history of La C-range Township). He came with his father to Niles, Mich., in April, 1828, and from there to what is now Cassopolis in the spring of 1830, the family being the first settlers on the site of the village. Mr. Tietsort has ever since resided in Cassopolis, with the exception of two years spent in California, whither he went in 1850, with Joseph Harper and others. He has lived longer in the village than any other resident. During the greater part of the period from 1846 to 1873, he was engaged in the mercantile business. He has been one of the most useful and popular citizens of' the place. A man of generous impulses, and always having the best interests of the community at heart, he has done much for the benefit of Cassopolis. The cItizens are largely indebted to him for the beautiful arrangement of the village burying ground and its admirable condition. His services have usually been bestowed without the expectation of or the desire for remuneration.

Mr. Tietsort has been married three times. His first wife, with whom he was joined November 25, 1852, was Ellen Silver Sherman, daughter of Elias B. Sherman. She died August 26, 1862. He was married to Eleanor Robinson, January 26, 1864. Her death occurred October 27, 1869, and upon July 17, 1871, Mr. Tietsort married Addie Silver Robinson. He has three daughters and one son, all living in Cassopolis.


From:
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.

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