Biography of Isaac Wohlgamuth
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ISAAC WOHLGAMUTH, one of the notable pioneers of this township, was born in York County, Penn., January 3. 1806. He is a son of Jacob and brother of Jonas Wohlgamuth (see sketch), and has been a resident of this county since 1843; he resided with his parents in Wayne County till twenty two years of age, and then acquired the carpenter's trade, which he pursued about ten years. He then purchased thirty acres in Wayne County and engaged in farming eight years in that locality, purchasing 160 acres in Putnam County two years later. In 1843, he sold the Putnam property and purchased 150 acres, of which his present farm of 110 acres forms a part, forty acres having been given to his son. On this f arm Mr. Wohigamuth has since resided, doing a general farming business, and in the main being very successful. He was married, October 25, 1830, to Miss Mary Putnam, who was a native of Somerset County, Penn., and daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gross) Putnam, also natives of Pennsylvania. The children born to this marriage were: Solomon, Elizabeth, Isaac, Phcebe, Jonas, Jeremiah and James, living; and Jacob, Catharine A., David, Susanna, Sarah and Mary A., deceased. Their mother passed away May 8, 1815. Mr. Wohlgamuth has been identified with the interests of the township since its organization, and has done much to elevate it to its present standing. He is a supporter of the Democratic principles, and was twice elected to the office of County Commissioner first in 1846, faithfully discharging his official duties. He has served as Justice of the Peace thirty three years, and still holds that office. Mr. Wohigamuth was a mem ber of the Methodist Protestant Church in this township till the date of its dissension and downfall, and is one of the most worthy of Wyandot's pioneers.

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


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