Biography of Godhard Althaus
Allen County, OH Biographies

GODHARD ALTHAUS, farmer, P. O. Bluffton, was born in Switzerland, February 7, 1836. His father, John Henry Althaus, and his grandfather, Rudolph Althaus, were physicians. His great grandfather, Ulrich Althaus, a farmer and dairyman in Germany, was born in 1705, and lived to be ninety three years old. Our subject possesses portraits of all these ancestors. His mother, whose maiden name was Barbara Gagesil, was also a native of Switzerland. Godhard Althaus was the tenth in a f amily of twelve children, nine of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. He came to America in 1854, traveled in the West for two years, and in 1859 settled in Allen County, Ohio. In 1859 he was married to Elizabeth Steiner, whose parents were natives of Switzerland, her father a farmer; and to this union were born John, Barbara, wife of Martin Grismore; Jacob, Johanna, Elizabeth, Mary, Maggie and Albert. Our subject, who has made farming the business of his life, is the owner of a well improved place, comprising fifty five acres. Mr. and Mrs. Aithaus are members of the Mennonite Society. He has been school director of this township. Politically, he is a Democrat.

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