Biography of John Grismore
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN GRISMORE. farmer, P. O, Bluffton, was born in Pennsylvania, August 26, 1812. His parents, Abraham and Elizabeth (Kerchner) Grismore, were natives of Germany; the father was a farmer, but not very successful, for he died a poor man leaving a family of ten children. Our subject, from childhood, had to practice economy. He learned the tailor's trade which he followed for seventeen years. He was united in marriage, in 1837, with Catherine Weaver, of German descent, and who was born November 8, 1816, in Butler County, Ohio, daughter of Henry Weaver. To this union were born nine children: Sarah (deceased), Henry. Mary Ann, George, Elizabeth and an infant son (deceased). Harriett, Phebe Ann, and Martin. Mrs. Grismore, a member of the Lutheran Church, died in 1880. Mr. Grismore has been a resident of Richland Township, this county, since 1842 and has done more to increase its prosperity than any other man here. He first bought sixty eight acres of lamd to which he added by subsequent purchases,uutil at one time he owned 630 acres. He has been industrious, economical and very successful, financially, and by judiciously investing his money has now a comfortable competency. He is a Democrat in politics.

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