Biography of Christopher Wiest
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





CHRISTOPHER WIEST was born in Baden, Germany, March 26, 1824, son of Christopher and Magdalene (Schrote) Wiest. He came with his parents in 1839, and located in Marion County till 1870, the children of the family being Christopher, Philip, John, Christian, Caroline and Barbara Christian, Samuel and the father are deceased, the latter dying in 1875, aged seventy five years; the mother is still living. Our subject worked by the month a number of years, chiefly engaged in stage driving. In 1850, he purchased forty acres in Marion County, where he resided twenty years. In 1870, he purchased his present home of 202 acres, paying $8,900. He owned at one time 500 acres, but has given 300 acres to his children. He was married, May 29, 1850, to Mary Wilt, daughter of Henry and Mary Wilt, natives of Alsace, Germany, residents of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Wiest have been the parents of twelve children, Louise (wife of William Burbach), Barbara (wife of Samuel Burbach), John, Samuel, Lena (wife of Frank Montee), Caràline, Christina, Christopher, Jr., Margaret and Charles. Mr. Wiest is a Democrat; he served as Trustee in Richiand Township, Marion County, two terms, and in Pitt three terms. Himself and wife are members of the Reformed Church, and prominent citizens of the township.

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


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