Biography of Christian Barth
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CHRISTIAN BARTH, son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hurny) Barth, was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, January 3, 1825. His mother died March 3, 1837, and he emigrated to America in 1844, his father and the remainder coming the following year. They located in Tuscarawas County till 1858, when they removed to Wyandot. The father died July 2, 1864. Our subject worked at the carpenter's trade in Tuscarawas County till 1852. when he came to Wyandot, and purchased forty acres of his present home, to which he has added by subsequent purchases till he now owns 153 acres, In 1871-72, he built his large frame house, valued at $800, and in 1875 his "bank" barn, at a cost of $800. He has worked forty years at the carpenter's trade, usually employing from two to four assistants during summers. Mr. Barth was married, May 11, 1848, to Margaret, daughter of Benedict and Ann (Moser) Struchen, also natives of Switzerland. They emigrated in 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Barth have ten children living, Oliver T., C. Henry, David F., John W., Daniel B., Eli, Louis E., Aibert E., Mary A. (wife of John Lawrence) and Sophia C. The deceased are Rosanna, Daniel and an infant. Mrs. Barth was born July 2, 1825. Mr. Barth is a Democrat, and has served two years as Trustee. Both are members of the Reformed Church.

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


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