Biography of Henry H. Dahmer
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





HENRY H. DAHMER was born in Pendleton County, Va., April 15, 1836; his parents were Martin and. Sarah (Herner) Dahmer, natives of Vir ginia, and of German ancestry. His maternal grandfather was a soldier in the war of 1812. The parents were farmers; the father dying in Virginia, the mother is still living. Their children were John, Mary, George, Reuben, Henry H. Martha, William, Sampson, Adam, Jemima and Sarah, the latter deceased. Henry Dahmer worked on the farm for his father till twenty one years of age, obtaining but a limited education; he came to this county in 1856, and engaged in ordinary labor, principally for J. S. Rappe, about seven years. In 1862, he purchased. forty acres on the river near Little Sandusky; he increased this amount to seventy one by subsequent purchases, and sold the whole in 1872, and purchased his present home of 100 acres on which he erected a fine residence at a cost of $2,000 in 1881; he makes a specialty of raising blooded Merino sheep, some of which cost him $1,000. Mr. Dahmer was married. November 8, 1863, to Ann M. Kellar, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Warren) Kellar, natives of Pennsylvania and Delaware respectively. They were brought to Ohio when children, and spent most of their days in Franklin and Wyandot Counties. They had nine children of whom Mrs. Dahmer is the youngest. In politics, Mr. D. is a Democrat; he served as Trustee four terms and as Treasurer two terms, refusing to hold the office longer.

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


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