Biography of Amos Wittenmyer
Hancock County, OH Biographies





AMOS WITTENMYER. justice of the peace, Benton Ridge. was born in Snyder County, Penn., December 24, 1825, son of George and Mary (Bachtel) Wittenmyer, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent, the former a shoe maker by trade but in later life a farmer. Our subject, who is the fourth in a family of six children. was educated in the common schools. He came to Ohio with his family in 1853, and has resided in this county since 1871. He was proprietor of the hotel at Benton Ridge for several years, and was also engaged in farming. Mr. Wittenmyer is now serving his second term as justice of the peace in Blanchard Township. In politics he is a Republican. He has been successful in life, having accumulated a fair share of this world's goods.

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


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