J. F. PETERMAN, farmer and contractor, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Holmes County. Ohio, December 20, 1832, son
of John and Mary Ann (Jones) Peterson; latter was a native of Virginia, of English descent. John Peterson, who
was born in Pennsylvania of Scotch and Gerson descent, in early life was a stone cutter, in later life a farmer.
He came to this county in 1834 and settled in Jackson Township. where he died in 1862. Our subject. J. F. Peterman,
the eldest in a family of ten children, was reared on the farm and attended the common school in Jackson Township,
this county. He is the owner of a farm in Jackson Township, where he now resides. For several years past he has
contracted for the construction of bridges and pikes, and while making that his principal business has also carried
on farming At the age of twenty five years Mr. Peterrnan was united in marriage with Eleanor. daughter of George
Bower, a lady of German descent. Five children have blessed this union: Mary Ellen, Amanda, Sarah, William S. and
Ida Blanche Maria. the eldest three being married. Mr. and Mrs. Peterman are members of the Baptist Church. He
is a Republican in politics; has served nine years as school director in the district where he resides.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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