Biography of Christian U. Amstutz
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHRISTIAN U. AMSTUTZ, farmer, P. O. Bluffton, is a native of France, born August 28, 1829, and is next to the youngest of the four children of Ulrich and Barbara (Clay) Amstutz, the former a Frenchman, the latter a native of Switzerland. Ulrich Amstutz, a farmer by occupation, came to America in 1833, settling in Wayne County, Ohio, and was one of the pioneers of Allen County, coming here in 1837. Our subject acquired his education in the district schools of Richland Township; learned the carpenter's trade and worked at it for a time, but has farmed for many years, and now owns 331 acres of land. He was married, in 1854, to Fannie, daughter of Ulrich Neuschwander and brother of Michael Neuschwander, who was the first German settler in Richland Township, this county. To this union were born the following children: David and Samuel, married and farming in this county; Christian, a student, school teacher and the author of a Sabbath school singing book, which has a fair sale; Barbara, Adam, Ulrich, Amos and Ephraim. They are members of the Mennonite Church.

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