Biography of Andrew Weyer
Allen County, OH Biographies

ANDREW WEYER, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Highland County, Ohio, March 13, 1815: son of Barnett and Catherine (Reese) Weyer, natives of Maryland and Virginia respectively. They were among the first settlers of Highland County, Ohio, having located there previous to the war of 1812. Our subject's early life was spent upon a farm and in attending the common schools to which his educational privileges were limited. As soon as he was old enough he commenced working in a shoe shop with his father, but eventually entered upon his career as a farmer. He came to Allen County in 1836 and located in Jackson Township, near Lafayette. Here he cleared a farm of eighty acres and lived till 1871, when he removed to Amanda Township. He has never engaged in any enterprise other than his farming interests since he has started for himself. His has been an active life, and in his declining days it is some satisfaction for him to know that he has always lived honorable and upright. Mr. Weyer was married in October, 1838, to Nancy Nash, who died twenty years later. By her he had eight children: William H. (who served three years during the late war of the Rebellion), Lewis (who served in same, one and a half years), Malinda, John W., Nancy E., David H., Andrew H. and Helena. On November 27, 1860, our subject married Miss Elizabeth Rumbaugh, born in Bath Township, this county, April 26, 1840, daughter of William and Mary (Ashcraft) Rumbaugh, early settlers of that township (her father is still living two miies east of Lima, her mother died in about 1864). By this last union Mr. Weyer is the father of six children: Charles (at school in Dayton), Alvan, Thomas, Nettie, Rosana and Viola. In his political views Mr. Weyer was originally a Whig, but has been identified with the Republican party since its organization.

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