William Van Meter
Hon. William Van Meter was born in Belmont County in 1819. He learned the
trade of a carpenter, a vocation he followed for a livelihood until his removal
to Mount Ephraim in 1834. From Mount Ephraim he came to Sarahsville , which was
afterward his home. For many years he was engaged in merchandising in different
parts of the county. He identified himself with the best interests of
Sarahsville, and filled many positions of trust and responsibility. He filled
the office of county treasurer for two terms. In 1874 he was elected to the
representative branch of the legislature. He served on the State Board of
Equalization. In 1850 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Stewart, who was born in
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1823, and came to this county with her parents in 1831.
Six children were born to them: Maggie (Danford), John W., Herman W.,
McClelland, Leah (Johnson), and Hamilton W. Mr. Van Meter was a Democrat in
political belief, and in every way a worthy citizen.
History of Noble County, Ohio Published by L.H. Watkins & Co. of Chicago 1887
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