William J. Van Meter

WILLIAM J. VAN METER, farmer; P. O. Horr's ; is a native of this county, born July 25, 1833, on the farm where he now lives; he is a son of Jacob and Sarah Van Meter. Mr. Van Meter passed the earlier years of his life on a farm, and was educated at Lebanon and Springfield; he has given his attention to farming, with the exception of three years spent in telegraphing. He was joined in wedlock to Elizabeth Baldwin, Feb. 2, 1860 ; they are the parents of five children-Cooley B., Frank R., Hattie N., Minerva M. and Eleanor-all of whom are living at home with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. V. are active members of the M. E. Church, to which they have been attached for many years; they are exemplary and consistent Christians, and are genteel and generous neighbors. His farm consists of 340 acres, which he farms both in grain and stock; it is well supplied with springs, affording fine facilities for stock, and every field on the farm is well supplied with running water.

THE HISTORY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO, CONTAINING A History of the County; its Cities, Towns, etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Champaign County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc., etc. ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO: W. R. BEERS & CO. 1881.


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