Biography of Asa C. Harter
Allen County, OH Biographies

ASA C. HARTER, retired, Spencerville, was born in Miami County, Ohio, February 24, 1835, son of John and Ann Harter, natives of Kentucky and early settlers of Miami County. They were parents of five Sons and three daughters, of whom Asa C. is the sixth. Our subject received a common school education, and, at the age of twelve years, entered upon his career in life as a clerk in a grocery, where he remained about two years, then removed to Shelby County, Ohio. In 1854 he came to Spencerville, and three years latter embarked in merchandising, since when he has been engaged, more or less extensively, in this line until 1881, when he retired from active life, and disposed of his business to his son. Mr. Harter was married, February 6, 1859, to Miss Mary Briggs, daughter of John Briggs, and born in 1842. By this union there are six children: Rollo, merchant of Mendon, Ohio ; Charles, at home; Everett, operator at Delphos ; Tina ; Gerby and Frank. Mr. Harter served the people of the township as clerk for nine consecutive years, treasurer about four years, and was a member of the school board twelve years. He was commissioned postmaster under James Buchanan, and filled that office ten years. For many years he was a member of the I. O. O. F. In politics he is a Democrat.

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