Biography of B. Balmer
Allen County, OH Biographies

B. BALMER, farmer and stock raiser. Bluffton, was born in Richland Township, this county, February 15, 1847; son of Peter and Mary Ann (Staufer) Balmer, natives of Switzerland, and who were parents of thirteen children, twelve growing up, nine of whom are now living. Our subject, the seventh child, was reared on the farm, acquired a common school education, and learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked four years, farming, however, being the principal business of his life. He is the owner of eighty acres of land, on which he now resides. He was married in 1871 to Elizabeth Lugibihl, the fourth born in the family of nine children of John W. Lugihihi, a farmer, and an early settler of Allen County. Her parents were German, and most of their family now reside in this county. To our subject and wife were born the following children: Emma, William, Peter and John. Mr. Balmer is a member of the German Reformed Church, his wife of the Mennonite Society. He has served as a school director. In politics he is a Democrat.

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