Biography of Charles Wehman
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





CHARLES WEHMAN, general farmer and well known citizen of Perry Township, where he owns a valuable farm of 111 acres, which is favorably located within four and one half miles of Eliwood City, was born January 18, 1858, in Wayne Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John Frederick and Christina (Slipper) Wehman.

The father of Mr. Wehman was born in Germany and lived there until after his first marriage. When he came to America he settled in Butler County, Pennsylvania, but later moved to Wayne Township, Lawrence County, where he died when. aged sixty two years. For his maintenance he engaged in farming and also, when opportunity offered, worked at his trade of plasterer. His second marriage, to Christina Slipper, was after he came to America, and her death preceded his own, when she was in her fiftieth year. He had eleven children, namely: William, deceased; Christian, Wilhelmina, deceased; Frederick, Mary, Charles, John, Elizabeth, Ernest and two that died in infancy.

Charles Wehman attended school in Wayne Township, during his boyhood, and later assisted in the operation of the home farm. For the past thirty years Mr. Wehman has resided on his present farm, which he has brought to a high state of cultivalion. He has always been a man of industry and has reared a fine family of sons and daughters, who have given him assistance. Three years after settling on his own farm he was married to Catherine Ketterer, who is a daughter of Henry Ketterer, and they have had the following children: Mary Bertha, who married Andley Smith, has three children, Charles, Emma and Lawrence; Harry E., who assists his father; Ella C., who married Archie Richards, has one child, Catherine, and Emma E., Lydia M., Anna M., Sadie L., Carl and Verna M. Carl is deceased.

Mr. Wehman has reared his family in the faith of the Lutheran Church. Politically, he is a Democrat, but has never consented to hold any township office except school director.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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