Biography of John Amstutz, Jr.
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN AMSTUTZ, JR., farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Bluffton, was born in Richland Township, this county, February 7, 1840, son of John and Elizabeth (Steiner) Amstutz, who were of German descent. John Amstutz, Sr., is living, at the advanced age of seventy four years, in Richland Township, this county, of which he has been a resident for over half a century, and in which he has filled nearly every office of public trust. His wife was a daughter of Rev. Christian Steiner, the first Mennonite preacher in Richland Township, and who organized the first Mennonite Church in this county. Their family consisted of twelve children, six of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, and who are now living and prospering. John Jr., the fifth born, was raised on the farm and wisely chose the occupation of his father, making agriculture the business of his life, and he is now the owner of eighty acres of land. He was united in marriage, in 1871, with Sarah Klinger, of German descent, and a daughter of Adam and Eva (Hoffart) Klinger. To this union were horn the following children, Lona, Paulina, Philip (deceased), and Albert William. Mr. and. Mrs. Amstutz are members of the German Reformed Church, in which he has served as trustee. He has been one of the school directors of Richland Township; is a member of the I. O. O. F.; politically, he is a Democrat.

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