Biography of Benjamin Brahtol
Allen County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN BECHTOL, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Center County, Penn., June 21, 1821, son of Samuel and Mary (Ebler) Bechtol, natives of Pennsylvania, of German descent, and who moved in an early day to Delaware County, Ohio, where Mrs. Bechtol died in 1845. Samuel Beehtol then went to Seneca County, Ohio, and came to this county in 18ö4. He had a family of fourteen children, all now living, excepting one. Our subject was married, September 12, 1847, to Miss Mary A. Waters, of Delaware County, Ohio, a native of Northampton County, Penn., born April 8, 1818, daughter of John and Barbara (Elamire) Waters, natives of Pennsylvania. of German and French English descent respectively. Both died in Northampton County, Penn., aged seventy nine and forty nine, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Bechtol are the parents of six children, of whom three are now living: Martha M., Alice V., and Caroline C. Our subject has devoted most of his time to the carpenter's trade, at the same time operating a small farm. Mr. and Mrs. Bechtol are members of the Presbyterian Church at Lima, Ohio. In politics he is a Republican.

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