Biography of Andrew P. Overhiser
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Overhiser, Andrew Peck, was born in Wheeler, August 14, 1822. Conrad Overhiser, his grandfather, was a farmer and came with his wife Mary from Chittenango, Onondaga county, to Wheeler, about 1832, where he died in 1840, and his wife in 1843. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and reared nine children, all of whom grew to maturity and ranged in age at their deaths from sixty to ninety five years. John C. Overhiser, father of Andrew Peck, was born in Montgomery county, April 1, 1782. He was a farmer, and came to Wheeler about 1816, and settled on a tractof 150 acres of land on West Creek, which was then covered with forest, and after many years of hard toil, with the assistance of his sons, he clearedthe entire farm, cutting the timber and burning it. He was twice married. By his first wife he had three children, two of whom grew to maturity, a son who lived to be seventy years of age, and a daughter who lived to be ninety seven years of age, and one died in infancy. He married for his second wife Ruth French, by whom he had eighteen chilldren, fourteen of whom are still living. He died May 13, 1871, aged ninety years, and his wife in 1855, in the sixtieth year of her age. Andrew Peck Overhiser was born August 14, 1822, and remained with his father until he was twenty six years of age, when he purchased a farm of ninety acres with no buildings and little improved, and to which he has added forty acres, paid for the whole farm, erected suitable buildings, and made many other necessary improvements. For some years he has raised a great many sheep. He has served as commissioner of highways, and many other minor offices. In December, 1847, he married Eliza, daughter of Henry Ackerson, of Pulteney, by whom he had one child, Lydia Ann, wife of Henry Miller.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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