Biography of Henry A. Halverstadt
Columbiana County, OH

Henry A. Halverstadt, a prosperous farmer and stockman of Salem Township, is a member of a well known pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born on the farm where he now resides, May 19, 1857, and is the son of Henry and Mary (Supers) Halverstadt.

The Halverstadt farm in Salem Township has been in the family since 1812, when David Halverstadt came here from Frederick County, Md. He was born in Germany and was two years of age when his parents emigrated to the United States. His son, Henry, was born in Maryland in 1808, and when a small child removed to Columbiana County with his parents. He became a leading farmer of this section and died in 1888. His wife was born in Pennsylvania in 1820, and is also deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halverstadt the following children were born: Samuel, deceased, was a Civil War veteran; Jacob, deceased; Mrs. Leah Floding, lives at Leetonia; Catherine Peppel, died in 1924; David S., deceased; Isaac Newton, lives at Elk Creek, Neb.; Henry A., the subject of this sketch; Emma, Mary, and George E., all deceased; and Amanda Keen, lives at Franklin.

Henry A. Halverstadt attended the district schools of Salem Township and in early life engaged in farming with his father. He taught school for several terms and in 1880 went to Nebraska, where he remained but a short time. He operates and owns the home place of 104 acres and is widely known as a breeder of pure bred Jersey cattle, Poland China hogs and Stropshire sheep.

On Sept. 29, 1881, Mr. Halverstadt was married to Miss Sarah C. Burger, daughter of ex county commissioner Samuel Burger, a farmer of Salem Township, now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Halverstadt have six children, as follows: Celia Greenisen, lives in Perry Township; Roscoe B., married Dorothy Grubbs, lives in Salem Township; Raymond Lester, lives in Youngstown, Ohio; Nanna Marie, deceased; Lila May, married George Robins, lives in Youngstown, Ohio; and Carl O., married Gertrude Ensign June 22, 1924, lives in Los Angeles, Cal.

Mr. Halverstadt is a Republican, a member of the Lutheran Church and for a number of years served as president of the school board and as township treasurer and road supervisor. He has been actively connected with the county Grange for many years and is widely known. He was United States census enumerator in 1900; in 1901 township assessor, is a charter member of the County Harvest Home Picnic Association and also of the Salem Township Rural Telephone Company, of which he is president. He organized twelve Granges while Deputy State Master, in the county.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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