Biography of James Deter
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JAMES DETER, farmer, P. 0. Van Buren, was born in Franklin County, Penn , March 1, 1818, son of Jacob and Sarah (Anderson) Deter, natives of Pennsylvania, who moved from there to Richland County, Ohio, when our subject was quite young. Their family consisted of nine children, six now living, our subject being the eldest of the family. James Deter acquired his education in the common schools of his day, and came to this county in 1836, settling in Portage Township In order to obtain a start in the world he worked by the day and month, and part of this time he worked on the canal on the Maumee River. In 1850 Mr. Deter was united in marriage with Catharine Bushong, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Rohart) Bushong, natives of Stark County, Ohio, who were among the early settlers of this county. Mr. Bushong was commissioner of this county in a very early day; he departed this life in 1881. Our subject and wife are the parents of four children: Jacob, married to Catharine Wagoner (they have three children: Laura M., Harry and Clinton W.); Samuel, a photographer of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Irvin and Emily J. Mr. Deter took part in the militia of the early times. He has taken an interest In educational affairs in his township. He has been successful in life and, by close application to business, has acquired 210 acres of fine land on which he and family reside.

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

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