Peter Ulmer

Peter Ulmer, carpenter and joiner, was born in Nockamixon Township, Bucks Co., Penn., Aug 17 1824. His mother dying while he was an infant, he was adopted by Jacob Bougher, with whom he lived in Bucks and Allegheny counties until 1844, when he came to Ohio and settled in Lodi Township, Athens County, remaining with him until attaining his majority in 1845. In boyhood he worked in the cooper shop of a son of his foster father and learned that trade. In 1846 he built a shop in Lodi Township and carried on coopering there until the fall of 1860, when he removed to Harmony, Athens Co., and worked for S. B. Pruden until 1868. In the latter year he came to Athens and opened a shop and worked at the cooper's trade during the winter months, and at the carpenter and joiner's trade during the remainder of the year until 1878, when he abandoned the cooper's trade. April 12, 1847, he married Miss Mary Jane Saddler, of Lodi Township. They have four children- Jacob, Josephine, Jennie and Effieanettie.

[Source: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago:Inter- State Publishing Co. 1883 - Submitted by Kathy Stanley]

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