Biography of J. R. Alter
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





J. R. ALTER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., October 24, 1839. His parents were Samuel and Ann (Stotler) Alter, natives of Pennsylvania and of German parentage, the parents of eight children, David, Emanuel, J. R., Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary E.. Samuel L. and Joseph H. The father died in 1882, aged seventy six years; the mother still a resident of Pennsylvania, in her seventy second year. Our subject began the blacksmith's trade at thirteen, and continued in this occupation several years. He was married, September 8, 1864, to Miss Jane S. Morrison, daughter of William and Rebecca (Walker) Morrison, who died when their daughter was a mere child. Being adopted by John Steel, she resided with him till her marriage, and he now resides at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Alter are parents of seven children, Maggie A., born December 21, 1865; Clara V., December 13, 1867; Elizabeth E., August 3, 1869; Harry F., June 9, 1871; Earl G., November 14, 1874; M. Dale, October 27, 1878; Samuel W., November 4, 1881. Mrs. Alter was born December 16, 1843. Mr. Alter rented land a number of years, but came to this county in 1872, and purchased his present farm of eighty acres, which he has thoroughly improved. Re is a Republican, and member of the I. O. O. F.; both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Forest, Ohio. He has a comfortable home, and is highly esteemed as a citizen.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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