Biography of Noah Hefty
Allen County, OH Biographies

NOAH HELTY, farmer and stock raiser, P. O, Bluffton, was born in Richland Township, this county, March 4, 1852; son of Peter and Elizabeth (Neuschwander) Hilty, natives of Switzerland. Peter Hilty, a farmer by occupation, was born September 8, 1821, and was the third in the family of five children of Peter and Fannie (Lugibihl) Hilty, natives of Switzerland, and who came to America in 1826. settling on a farm in Wayne County. Ohio. Our subject's father was reared on the farm and attended the log schoolhouse, and came to Allen County in 1838, settling in the wild woods. He was married in 1842, and to this union were born ten children: Isaac. John, Barbara, Catherine, Benjamin, Noah, Mary, Peter B., Samuel and Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hiltv are members of the Mennonite Church; he has served as school director of this township. Noah Hilty was reared on the farm, received a common school education, and worked for four years at the carpenter's trade, but is now a farmer and stock raiser, owing sixty acres of land. He was married in 1876, to Sarah, daughter of Rev. John Moser. a Mennonite minister, and of German descent. Their children are Elam, Elizabeth (deceased), Elmer, Dora and Edmond. Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hilty are also members of the Mennonite Society.

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