C. H. Deeter, blacksmith, Pleasant Hill; born in Newton Township in 1841 is a son of Daniel and Mary A. (Hooke) Deeter his early life was devoted to farming and attending school. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the 1st O. V. C., and December following, was sworn in as member of the 11th O. V. I., at Camp Dennison; he was in many hard-fought battles, viz., Frederick City and South Mountain, Md., Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Buzzard Roost, Resaca, and many others; he served in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Georgia. Among his Generals were McClellan and Rosecranz. When his regiment was mustered out he remained in the service, working on the National Cemetery, at Chattanooga, until Dec. 3, 1864, when he was mustered out of service, having served over three years. Returning home, he completed his education and taught school. In 1867, he commenced his trade, which he has since successfully followed. In February, 1867, married Sophronia Ward, born in Hocking Co. in 1847; they have six children living. Mr. D., while leaning toward the Republican party, exercises his judgment, and votes for men best qualified for the different positions.

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