Biography of John Wortman
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOHN WORTMAN, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. McComb, was born in Lawrence County, Penn., September 10, 1825, son of Jacob and Rebecca (Smith) Wortman, natives of Pennsylvania, former a farmer of German descent, and latter of Irish and Dutch descent. Our subject was the third in a family of eleven children (three being deceased). In early life he taught school. In 1855 he was united in marriage with Julia, daughter of Robert and Catherine (Davis) Dilworth, of English and Holland descent, natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Wortman was a school teacher in early life. In 1857 Mr. Wortman came to this county and settled on a farm of 160 acres of land where he now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Wortman are members of the Presbyterian Church in McComb, in which he is ruling elder, also at one time was assistant superintendent of the Sabbath school. He served as township trustee for four years, has been justice of the peace four terms and was land appraiser in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Wortman have been blessed with three children: Mary Ellen (deceased), Edwin C., a farmer and school teacher, and Florence, at home.

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

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