Alter Family Genealogy Forum
This biographical sketch is copied from the 1880 History of Darke County OH (by Beers), page 472:
HENRY ALTER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 12; P. O. Greenville; was born in Washington Co., Md., March 18, 1833; he was a son of JACOB ALTER, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1799; emigrated to Maryland, and in 1866 came to Darke County; and after residing in Greenville one year, made his home with his son until his decease, which occurred in May, 1875. He was married, in 1819, in Maryland, to Eliza TICE; she was born in Washington Co. in 1806, and is now in her 73d year, and makes her home with her son. Henry Alter went to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1858, and followed farming there until 1866, when he came to Darke Co. and located upon his present place. His marriage with Elizabeth ILGES was celebrated in 1864; she died in 1870; one child was born to them – Mary L., born Aug. 18, 1866; his marriage with Mary CLEW was celebrated Dec. 17, 1874; she was born and raised in Darke Co., and is a daughter of D. B. CLEW, one of the early pioneers of Darke Co.
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