Biography of Peter M. Swihart
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





PETER M. SWIHART was born near Carey, Ohio, February 20, 1840, son of Ezekiel and Rhoda (Miller) Swihart (see sketch of J. J. Swihart). He resided at the home of his parents till his marriage to Miss Winnie Fitzgerald, November 4, 1869. Her parents, Garret and Mary (Miniharr) Fitzgerald, were natives of Ireland, coming to America about 1849, and settling in Marion County, where the father died in 1855; his widow was afterward married to Dennis Hogan, and are now residents of this township. Mrs. Swihart was born June 1, 1850. By her marriage to Mr. S., she has had seven children, Cyrus E., Mettie G., Emma C., Ivie M., Nellie B., Miner R. and Millard Y., an infant. Mr. Swihart resides on the old homestead, where his parents located in 1855. The farm contains, ninetytwo acres, and was once the camping ground of the Wyandot Indians. In politics, Mr. Swihart is a Democrat, and has served several years as Trustee of the township.

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


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