Biography of Jeremiah J. Swihart
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JEREMIAH J. SWIHART was born in Stark County November 28, 1835. He is a son of Ezekiel and Rhoda (Miller) Swihart, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. They were married in Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio in 1835, settling near Canton, Stark County, Ohio, remaining there about two years, then moving to this county, near Carey, buying 100 acres of land, on which they resided till about 1840, when they removed near Little Sandusky. They bad two children, Jeremiah J. and Peter M. The father died in 1862, aged forty nine years; the mother is still living, a resident of this township, in her seventy sixth year. At the age of nineteen, Mr. Swihart was apprenticed to learn the blacksmith trade, which he has since engaged in. He located in Little Sandusky in 1856, and operated a threshing machine and huller twenty five seasons, having the first thresher in the township about 1848. He was married, April 19, 1858, to Sophia Verman, daughter of David and Sally Vroman, of this county, the latter still living. Their children were Randolph, David, Francis, Launa, Peter, Henry, Bessie, Hancock and Clistia. Mr. Swihart is a Democrat; has served four years as Constable and one year as Township Clerk.

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

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