Biography of Peter Arras
Hancock County, OH Biographies

PETER ARRAS, farmer, P. 0. Jenera. was born May 19, 1825, in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. He came to America, and to Union County, Ohio, with his parents, Peter and Margaret Arras, in 1831, and to Eagle Township, this county, in 1839. They settled in the woods and young Peter worked for his father until twenty seven years of age. Our subject married, October, 1819, Miss Barbara Essinger, and his father gave him a start in life with 120 acres of new land, on which the young couple settled in 1851. This land Mr. Arras has cleared up and converted into a fertile farm and a pleasant home, and has built thereon a fine brick residence, and has made other valuable improvements. He and his wife were parents of the following named children: Philip. Anna Barbara (deceased), John, Peter (deceased) and Eva Maria Redick. The mother of these children died November 22, 1858, and Mr. Arras afterward married, in March, 1859, Miss Maria Heldman, who died November 9 1862, leaving one daughter, Mrs. Eva Wilson. Mr. Arras was next united in marriage, August 15, 1865, with Miss Eva Elizabeth Reddick, who was born in Germany and came to Erie County, Ohio, with her parents. By this union there are three daughters living: Christena, Matilda and Maggie Katy, and one son deceased, named Benjamin. Mr. Arras has added to his farm until he now owns 300 acres of land, after having giyen each of his sons a good start in life. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Chinch. Mr. Arras is a successful farmer and a good citizen, highly respected by all.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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