Biography of Peter B. Amstutz
Allen County, OH Biographies

PETER B. AMSTUTZ, farmer, P. O. Bluffton, was born in Wayne County Ohio, January 6, 1846, and is the youngest of twelve children born to John B. and Fannie (Lehman) Amstutz, natives of Germany, who came to America in 1818, settling first in Pennsylvania, but who subsequently moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and in 1850 came to this county. Our subject was reared on the farm, and taking advantage of good schools improved his time, obtaining a good education both in German and English. He then learned the carpenter's trade at which he worked several years and also operated a saw mill for five years. He is now devoting his time to farming, having eighty acres of land. He has been twice married, first in 1870 to Elizabeth Lugibihi, who died in 1873 leaving one child, Dina. Just ten years to the day after the marriage of his first wife, he married Leah Gerber, which union has been blessed with one son, Amos. Mr. and Mrs. Austutz are members of the Mennonite Church. This church has an insurance society for protection against fire, and our subject is the secretary of this society. In politics he is a Democrat.

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